May 12, 2020 Comments Off on Produce Peddlers: The farm from your phone
Flat #12 mushrooms on Chandler Street is a supplier for Produce Peddlers.
PHOTOS BY LUKE COPPING
Gary and Gina Wieczorek
50 and 41, respectively
Across Western New York
Years of industry experience:
40 years combined
Over fifty-two billion pounds of food from manufacturers, grocery stores, and restaurants end up in landfills. The majority of the food grown doesn’t meet the stringent quality control measures set by retail outlets, or it has simply been overstocked. Every year, an estimated $160 billion of fresh produce is thrown out. Gary and Gina Wieczorek are working to change this harsh reality by offering an alternative for farmers and growers who lose precious dollars while also providing a service to restaurateurs and others in need of specific products.
In a world where we can shop for anything we want from our mobile devices and have it delivered to our door, the Wieczoreks knew an app would be the perfect vehicle to make Produce Peddlers come to life. Produce Peddlers allows sellers and buyers to connect anytime, anywhere. The passion this duo has for their work is obvious. Here’s how the business got its start and where it’s going: