A multi-stakeholder cooperative
supporting a sustainable regional food system
Fifth Season’s Mission
To produce, process and market healthy, local foods in our region by supporting the values of environmental, social and economic fairness for all.
Fair, Local Foods For All
Growing Beyond the Farmers Markets & CSA
Every purchase of a local Fifth Season product supports food diversity, fair wages and assures that no one stands alone in the local food marketplace.
Fifth Season Cooperative Provides
Centralized coordination to move local food into regional institutional & retail markets
Access to markets through large scale distributors for small to medium size farmers & processors
Liability insurance for farmers and processors to obtain broadline distribution
Product & member traceability for food safety regulations & industry requirements
GAP and HACCP training, as well as audits, for all farmer and processor members