Grocery Stores: Farmers of the Future?
An article in today's SFGate tells the interesting story of Simon Richard, the produce manager at the Mission District Bi-Rite. Taking to heart concerns his shoppers have about where the produce they buy comes from, Simon decided to start growing produce to sell at the store himself. Sam Mogannam, Bi-Rite's owner liked the idea of taking the farm-to-table philosophy to the next step. Bi-Rite has a long standing commitment to sourcing local and seasonal produce. They are likely the first to actually grow its own food.