For Terry Brett, co-founder of Kimberton Whole Foods, commitment to organic and local foods is a long-term priority. He has wound it into his business since he first opened a small store on the farm he used to run with his wife, Patricia. Melania Juntti, for New Hope Network, described how that commitment has paid off for the brand and its stores.
With six locations and a seventh slated to open next year, Kimberton Whole Foods is beloved for its local focus, fair prices, and community support. It already boasts a dedicated customer base that has helped the company expand.
The market purchases products from more than 200 vendors located within 100 miles of its distribution center, and the company goes above and beyond to support them. This stance helped the stores weather the pandemic without the usual supply issues that affected most national food store chains.
“Most of the supermarkets in our area were short of inventory during the early days of the pandemic, whereas we were not,” said Brett. “Direct sourcing kept our meat, egg, and dairy shelves full. For many customers, this was a wake-up call or affirmation that a locally sourced food supply is much more sustainable long-term.”
Read more about Kimberton Whole Foods at New Hope Network.