press release

July 8, 2015

Contact:
Arlene Putterman
(914) 251-2834
[email protected]

STOP & SHOP NEW YORK PARTNERS WITH LOCAL FARMERS TO BRING FRESH PRODUCE TO ALL STOP & SHOP STORES
Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables from 72 Local Farms Now Available

Purchase, NY. – The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC is pleased to announce that a diverse assortment of farm fresh local produce from 72 area farms is now available at all Stop & Shop stores. While customers can find many local products in Stop & Shop stores throughout the year, the summer months bring “in season” produce items from a nearby farm. Among the local produce items currently in season and available at Stop & Shop are tomatoes, corn, cucumbers, lettuces, peppers, cabbage, beans, berries and many varieties of squash.

“Stop & Shop is proud to offer our customers a variety of farm fresh fruits and vegetables, picked at the peak of freshness and packed by hand nearby, “said Patrick Buonarota, Director of Produce for Stop & Shop New York Metro Division. “We embrace our responsibility to support the local economy by offering the widest selection of locally grown products possible.”

For customers who want to know more, inspirational “Buy Local” features can be found on Stop & Shop’s website, including videos, recipes and a list of local growers. Plus, back by popular-demand, all Stop & Shop stores will feature a fun, interactive cutout in the produce department where customers are encouraged to take a “farm fresh selfie.”

Stop & Shop has been a leader in the buy local movement for many years, supporting local farmers and manufacturers in the states where Stop & Shop stores operate. For more summer recipe ideas, including ways to use your local produce, visit Savory, Fast, Fresh & Easy™ on Stop & Shop’s website at www.stopandshop.com.

About Stop & Shop

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC employs over 59,000 associates and operates 395 stores throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey. The company helps support local communities fight hunger, combat childhood cancer and promote general health and wellness – with emphasis on children’s educational and support programs. In its commitment to be a sustainable company, Stop & Shop is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and EPA’s Smart Way program and has been recognized by the EPA for the superior energy management of its stores. Stop & Shop is an Ahold company. To learn more about Stop & Shop, visit Stop & Shop