Wholesail Interviews - Sacramento: Where to buy food at wholesale prices during the shelter-in-place order

Sacramento: Where to buy food at wholesale prices during the shelter-in-place order

With the outbreak of the novel coronavirus and the recent order to shelter in place in California, grocery stores are experiencing stock issues and can be very crowded. Meanwhile, restaurants are closing their doors and vendors that serve restaurants are experiencing the pain of significant decline in orders.

This is an incredibly difficult time for everyone in the food industry, and the average food wholesaler in the US is a small business about the size of the average restaurant. They don’t have big safety nets and their businesses are at now risk with the majority of their customers being closed.

For this reason, many wholesalers have begun taking orders directly from consumers and some are even offering home delivery. This can be a great solution to access great products at wholesale prices and stock up, while supporting businesses that need it. Below is a list of wholesalers that have started to sell direct to consumers and how to order from them. These are the same great wholesalers that have been supplying your favorite restaurants locally.

This list will be updated daily as we learn of new wholesalers that are offering products directly to consumers and wholesale prices. If you have any feedback about an ordering experience, or if you are a wholesaler that wants to add or remove information, please email sfbay@paywholesail.com.

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Wholesalers offering delivery in the Sacramento area to consumers

Last Updated March 25, 2020

Any vendor with a "*" is Pickup only, all others offer home delivery

Produce

Full Belly Farm

  • Full Belly Farm offers home delivery to CSA members only.
  • What they offer: Fruits & vegetables CSA boxes feeding 2-3 per week
  • How to order: Join CSA
  • Delivery area: Direct home delivery in East Bay, Sacramento and Davis through CSA. SF delivery through Good Eggs
  • Pickup locations throughout Bay Area: http://fullbellyfarm.com/join-our-csa/

*Terra Firma Farm

  • Terra Firma Farm offers pickup to CSA members
  • CSA Pickup locations in: Alameda, Benicia, Berkeley, Sacramento, Davis, Fair Oaks, San Francisco, Oakland, Pleasant Hill, Richmond, Vacaville, Winters
  • What they offer: Small, medium and large sized offerings with a mix of seasonal fruits and vegetables
  • COVID-19 related Update: https://terrafirmafarm.com/2020/03/16/covid-19-update/
  • How to order: Join CSA

*Durst Organic Growers

  • What they offer: Asparagus, tomatoes, watermelons, squash
  • In season: Asparagus
  • How to order asparagus for pickup: Call (530) 787-3390
  • Where to pick up: 26100 Co Rd 16 Esparto, CA 95627

Seafood

Freshway Fish

  • What they offer: Fresh Seafood, Seafood subscriptions
  • How to order pickup: Several farmers market locations.  Call 916-474-5183 during business hours for availability at retail location
  • Delivery guidelines: Must live within 25 miles of Roseville! Free delivery for orders over $75
  • How to order home delivery: Order Online or call (916)474-5183

Freshway Fish Delivery Schedule:

  • Monday - order must be placed 1:30pm on Friday
  • Tuesday - order must be placed by 1:30pm on Saturday
  • Friday - order must be placed by 1:30pm on Tuesday

Sunh Fish Company

  • What they offer: Fresh Seafood
  • Retail store for pickup: Open M-F 8:30am-5:00pm, Sat/Sun 9am-3pm - 1313 Broadway Sacramento, California 95818
  • How to order Home Delivery: Call (916)442-8237 between 9am-3pm to place an order for next day delivery. Orders must be prepaid via CC or PayPal

Sunh Fish Company Delivery Schedule

  • Daily: Downtown and East Sacramento
  • Tuesday: Folsom, El Dorado Hills
  • Wednesday: Elk Grove
  • Thursday: Granite Bay, Loomis, Auburn
  • Friday: Davis
  • Saturday: Roseville, Lincoln, Rocklin

Passmore Ranch

  • What they offer: Fresh fish, caviar and roe
  • Delivery region: National - Overnight via UPS
  • How to order delivery: Order online

Meat

Richards Grassfed Beef

  • What they offer: Grass-Fed Beef
  • How to order: Order Online
  • Delivery Region: WA, OR, NV, AZ, CA

Keller Crafted Meats

  • What the offer: Beef, Lamb, Chicken, Pork
  • How to order: Create Account Online and Order Online or call 530-410-6000, ext 2 for personalized orders
  • Delivery region: National
  • Shipping: Free ground shipping on orders greater than $100

Five Marys Farm

  • What they offer: Pasture-raised Beef, Pork and Lamb
  • How to order: Order Online
  • Delivery regions: CA/NV/ID/AZ/UT - FedEx 1-2 days, OR/WA - UPS 1-2 days, All other states - UPS overnight

Dry Goods & Bread

Temple Coffee

  • What they offer wholesale: Whole bean coffee, loose leaf tea
  • What they offer retail: Coffees, teas, pastries, vegan snacks, coffee/tea related products and equipment
  • How to order wholesale delivery: Order online
  • How to order pickup: Check store hours online, call store number and place order for pickup or just stop by and order!
  • Delivery region: National

Farmers markets still operating

Last Updated March 25, 2020

Arden-Arcade/Sacramento (2405 Butano Dr, Sacramento, CA 95825)

  • Sat 8am-12pm

Citrus Heights (6196 Sunrise Blvd, Citrus Heights, California 95610)

  • Sat 9am-1pm

Fair Oaks/Rancho Cordova (11164 Folsom Blvd, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742)

  • Sat 8am-12pm

Folsom (915 Sutter St, Folsom, California 95630)

  • Sat 8am-1pm

Florin (65th and Florin Rd, Florin, CA 95823)

  • Thurs 8am-12pm

Elk Grove/Laguna (8245 Laguna Blvd, Elk Grove, CA 95758)

  • Sat 8am-12pm

Carmichael Park (5750 Grant Ave, Sacramento, California 95608)

  • Sun 9am-2pm

Midtown (20th Street B/T J & L, Sacramento, California 95811)

  • Sat 8am-1pm

Oak Park (3500 5th Ave, Sacramento, CA 95817)

  • Sat 9am-1pm

Not yet open

*Cesar Chavez Plaza (950 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814)

  • Weds 10am-1:30pm
  • Seasonality: May-Sept

*Fremont Park (16th & P, Sacramento, CA 95811)

  • Tues 10am-1:30pm
  • Seasonality: May - Sept

*Roosevelt Park (9th and P, Sacramento 95814)

  • Tues 10am-1:30pm
  • Seasonality: May - Sept