Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Web Glossary on Bulk Foods and Dutch Valley

Bulk - Unpackaged; loose, in large numbers, amounts, or volume.

Food – any substance taken into the body for providing nourishment - However, factors such as satisfying social needs, achieving psychological ends, and satisfying hunger, more than nutritional needs, govern the selection and consumption of foods. Foods can provide all of the essential nutrients needed for normal functioning of the human body when selected carefully. In this context, food is necessary to provide energy, to provide structural components for building and repairing body tissues, and to regulate body processes.

Wholesale – Wholesaling consists of the sale of goods/merchandise to retailers, to industrial, commercial, institutional, or other professional business users or to other wholesalers and related subordinated services. Wholesale is the resale (sale without transformation) of new and used goods. (To retailers, to industrial, commercial, institutional, or professional users, or to other wholesalers, or involves acting as an agent or broker in buying merchandise for, or selling merchandise, to such persons or companies.) Wholesalers frequently physically assemble, sort and grade goods in large lots, break bulk, repack and redistribute in smaller lots, for example pharmaceuticals; store, refrigerate, deliver and install goods, engage in sales promotion for their customers and label design.

Distributor - A wholesaler is an individual, corporation, or partnership buying goods in bulk quantities from a manufacturer at a price close to the cost of manufacturing them and reselling them at a higher price to other dealers, or to various retailers, but not directly to the public.

Organic Food - is, in general, food produced without the use of artificial pesticides, synthetic fertilizers and in many definitions genetically modified organisms (GMOs). In common usage, the word organic can apply equally to store-bought food products, food from a home garden where no synthetic inputs are used, and even food gathered or hunted in the wild. However, the term organic is increasingly associated with certified organic foods, which are produced and labeled according to strictly regulated standards. In many countries, including the United States, Japan and in the European Union, certification is a matter of legislation, and commercial use of the word organic, outside of the certification framework, is illegal. The specifics of certification are the subject of wide debate and disagreement among organic producers and consumers; at present, there is no universally accepted definition of organic food.
Types of organic food
Organic foods can be either fresh or processed, based on production methods, availability and consumer perception.
Fresh food is seasonal and perishable. Fresh produce — vegetables and fruits — is the most available type of organic food, and is closely associated with organic farming. Farmers' markets, farm stands, specialty food stores, and community-supported agriculture (CSA) projects are just a few places where you can buy organic food. Unprocessed animal products — organic meat, eggs, dairy — are less common. Prices are significantly higher than for conventional food, and availability is lower.
For fresh food, "organic" usually means produced without extensive use of synthetic chemicals (e.g. fertilizers, pesticides, antibiotics, hormones), substantially free of genetically modified organisms, and often, but not necessarily, locally grown.
Processed food accounts for most of the items in a supermarket. Little of it is organic, and organic prices are often high. Despite high prices, supermarkets mainly purchase organic processed foods. Most processed organics comes from large food conglomerates, as producing and marketing products like canned goods, frozen vegetables, prepared dishes and other convenience foods is beyond the scope of small organic producers.
Processed organic food usually contains only (or at least a certain specified percentage of) organic ingredients and no artificial food additives, and is often processed with fewer artificial methods, materials and conditions (e.g. no chemical ripening, no food irradiation). However, a recent amendment to the US organic legislation has allowed some synthetic processing agents classified as "organic,” so the exact composition of certified organic processed food may vary according to regional regulations.
Identifying organic food
The National Organic Program (run by the USDA) is in charge of the legal definition of organic in the United States and does organic certification. It administers the Organic Seal to products and producers that meet strict requirements.
Definitions of organic food vary. Organics can be difficult to explain by empirical measurement. Food industry research over the last 50 years has focused on developing chemical agriculture and modern food processing. Also, organics is concerned in large part with what NOT to do -- "as much as possible, let Nature do its thing" -- rather than in devising precise formulas for organic production. A strictly rules-based definition of organic farming and organic food, consisting of approved inputs and practices, created and maintained by regulatory agencies, is inevitably subject to "exceptions" and to special interest pressures to modify the rules. As organics become "whatever the rules say it is,” the line between organic and conventional food can get blurred.
Early organic consumers looked for chemical-free, fresh, or minimally processed food, and they had to buy directly from growers: Know your farmer, know your food. Organic food at first comprised mainly fresh vegetables. Personal definitions of what constituted "organic" were through first-hand experience: talking to farmers and seeing farm conditions and farming activities. Small farms could grow vegetables (and raise livestock) using organic farming practices, with or without certification, and this was more or less something the individual consumer could monitor.
As consumer demand for organic foods continues to increase, high volume sales through mass outlets, typically supermarkets, is rapidly replacing the direct farmer connection. For supermarket consumers, food production is not easily observable, and product labeling, like "certified organic,” is relied on. For assurance, government regulations and third-party inspectors are used.
With widespread distribution of organic food, processed food has also become dominant over fresh, confusing the issue further. Modern food processing is complicated. Commercial preparation methods, the use of additives, the effects of packaging and storage, for instance, are outside the first-hand experience of most people, including organic farmers. Traditional, minimally processed products, baked goods, and canned, frozen, and pickled fruits and vegetables, are easier for consumers to understand by comparison with home preparation methods, although home and mass-production techniques are quite different. For convenience foods, like frozen prepared foods and cooked breakfast cereals, ingredients and methods are quite a mystery to most consumers. A "certified organic" label is usually the only way for consumers to know that a processed product is "organic.”

Legal definition
The official seal of USDA certified organic foods.

The official seal of USDA certified organic foods.
In the United States, agricultural products that claim to be "organic" must adhere to the requirements of the Organic Food Production Act of 1990 (found in 7 U.S.C.A. § 6501-22) and the regulations (found in 7 C.F.R. Part 205) promulgated by the USDA through the National Organic Program ("NOP") under this act. A USDA Organic seal identifies products with at least 95% organic ingredients, as defined by the National Organic Program.
Unfortunately, there are no natural models for preserving food the way it's found in supermarkets. Food with a long shelf life is the cornerstone of the food industry, providing most of the revenue and profits. In wealthier locales, an impressive array of technologies is used to make food last longer: home refrigerators and freezers at the consumer end, and industrial and chemical practices applied along the food production chain, from seed to field to fridge or table.
In general, organic standards cover this entire process, specifying what is an "organic" ingredient or practice. However, as there is little natural reference for preparing, for example, a precooked, frozen dinner, a "certified organic" label may be hard to understand. The main ingredients are one thing, the processes and additives used are quite another.
Thus, in developed nations: most of what is in supermarkets today can never be called "organic", in the broadest, "all-natural", fresh or minimally processed sense. The idea is not new, and whole foods have long been part of the health food diet. However, if demand for organics intensifies, agribusiness interests dictate taking as much control as possible of the definition of "organic food,” by including production practices that facilitate food preservation, in order to maintain the existing industry infrastructure.

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Selling Organic Products
Retail Guidelines

We, at Dutch Valley, on numerous occasions have been asked questions about organic products from our customers that we are privileged to serve in many parts of the country. In light of these questions, we met with a team of officials from Pennsylvania Certified Organic. This is one of the official groups accredited by the U.S.D.A in carrying out certifications, inspections and compliance issues concerning organics.

As many of our customers are aware, we are a Certified Manufacturer of Organic Products through our Dutch Valley Food Development Company and as such are inspected and accountable to Pennsylvania Certified Organic (P.C.O.) due to the fact that we create and produce organic products. The P.C.O. inspects Dutch Valley Food Development regularly to ensure among other things the assurance of organic integrity.

The following are some of the important questions we brought before the P.C.O. on behalf of both our customers and we at Dutch Valley. We hope this will be helpful in clarifying some of the recent confusion concerning what is a line of products that not only has gained a great deal of popularity recently, but also one that many experts are saying will continue for sometime as more and more of us as consumers want to know that what goes into the products we are eating are natural and organic.


As a retailer, do I have to be Certified Organic in order to sell organic products?
Answer: No, under the Federal Rules and Regulations on Organics (supplied by P.C.O.), retailers are exempt from certification. It goes on to say that a retail food establishment or portion of a retail food establishment that handles organic food products that are produced but does not process or produce organic products is exempt from certification.

As a retailer, if I want to cook some of the organic soups or meals in my hot foods deli as well as sell the dry products on the shelf do I have to be certified?
Answer: No, again you are exempt from certification as long as you are making the product and selling it on the same premises.

As a retailer can I use the organic symbols/logos to place on the organic products that I package and sell in the store?
Answer: No, as a retailer who handles organic products you are not permitted to use the organic symbols/logos, or any signage that states the product is “certified organic”. In order to use these on the packages in your store you would have to be certified.

If I am not allowed to use the organic symbols/logos am I permitted to use a sticker that has the word organic on it?
Answer: Yes, any sticker that a retailer would like to apply to packages or signage that would either be hung above the display or on the shelf, would be acceptable as long as the organic symbols/logo are not part of the signage.

We have a number of stores but receive all our products at one location and ship products to the various stores from this location. Can we sell organic products under this arrangement?
Answer: Yes, as long as you transfer the products as whole cases and not as products that are individually packaged or re-packed from bulk.

An inspector comes into your store and you are selling organic products as outlined above and they require you to immediately take the organic products off the shelf unless you can prove that you are certified to sell organics. Is this possible?
Answer: As long as you are not using the organic symbol or logo on any packages or on your display signage you are within the guidelines of the U.S.D.A. A suggestion that you should consider, get the specific information on who the inspector is and governing office they represent and follow-up with a call to the officials at Pennsylvania Certified Organics at 609-737-8630 and ask for Emily Brown Rosen who is the Materials Review Manager. She can assist you through this so that you fully understand what is expected and permissible in your given situation.

In our store we use bulk bins, both gravity and scoop. Our customers buy the products and quantities they want from these bins. Can we display the outer label from the original organic packages on the front of the bins or fixtures? The case labels would have the organic symbol/logo on it.
Answer: Yes, this is permitted under the guidelines of the Organic Rules and Regulations as long as it is directly from the organic bulk case and is applied to the outer portion of the bins

Are there regions of the country that Organics appear to be stronger than others that would be helpful in knowing if these products would be of interest to my customers?
Answer: Organics appear to be in higher demand in certain areas of the country such as the upper Midwest, New England and Western States, however ongoing significant growth is forecast long term and expected to filter throughout the country as interest and demand continues to increase.

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Friday, July 27, 2007

Dutch Valley & Hobart Scales

An Exciting New Way to Serve Our Customers

Over the years, Dutch Valley has had the privilege of providing numerous ways to serve our customers. Food and food-related products certainly have been one of the primary ways; however, we have tried to reach beyond just food in order to better provide increased ways that we may support those that have invited us into their business, Our Customers, so that their business may be more successful and that our customers can better serve those that shop in their stores. Some of those service areas include: greater customer service support, product knowledge and nutritional facts, merchandising ideas, website and technology, efficient and friendly delivery service, store promotional support, store resetting and new store design and ideas, to mention just some of the ways we have listened and tried to respond to you, our customers.

NOW….Our family at Dutch Valley is very excited about a New Way that we are able to provide our customers with another service that we believe will be a valuable benefit and tool.

Dutch Valley and Hobart Scales & Systems have partnered together to provide what we believe will be a service that many of our customers have been asking us for, for some time.

This New Tool and Benefit -
Hobart Scales, Product File Support and Service . . .

Hobart scales has played a big part in retail food businesses for decades and many of the customers we serve are very familiar with Hobart Scales and Systems because they use them in their stores. As there has been increased demand from the FDA on nutritional and ingredient fact information on product labels, more of the stores we serve have asked us how we at Dutch Valley can help. For the vast majority of the customers we serve, “The Scale” is a Big Part of their business that they depend on. With the growing nutritional demands, the variety of the scales on the market and a product file at Dutch Valley that is over 4,500 items, how we could bring this together so that we could better provide this growing service need has been a focus for many of us for some time.

Hobart Scales and Systems have been outstanding in their support and help in working with us to solve this problem and to provide a solution that our customers have asked us for.

Now in partnership with Hobart, and Genesis Software we are able to offer our customers --
Scales, Dutch Valley Product File Support, Service, Computer based software to control the scale.

As part of this new partnership, we are able to provide several versions of the Hobart Quantum Scale, which is a Scale System that will work with the size product file that we have at Dutch Valley and to do so at a discounted price, providing our customers an efficient and economical way to purchase a scale and have our product files in their new scales.

There are many benefits that could be listed; however, here are just a few standard ones that we wanted to share with those that may not be familiar with this scale:

• Basic Memory of 4000 PLU’s (Product Look-Up) with expandable memory in increments as needed
• Large Label Capacity
• Disk Back-Up of Product Files
• All Product Look-Ups are Displayed on Screen
• Security System for All Scale Users (Each user has their own ID)
• Help Keys – Quick and User Friendly Screen to Assist Users w/Questions
• Printing Benefits

1. The Quantum thermal print head requires no ink or ribbon
2. Labels may be printed with customer logo and/or other information
3. There are over 20 print fields allowing various important information to be placed on each label
4. Minimum time needed in changing or replacing labels

• Manual Entry with Key Pad or attached Keyboard
• Many Additional Optional Benefits

There are -3- Quantum Scales that we are proud to be able to provide our customers with, each having the same basic foundational strengths, as well as certain unique qualities that may be of benefit at slightly higher prices.

• SS Quantum
• Quantum
• Quantum Max

Due to the variety of questions and information that you, our customers may have in regards to this exciting new opportunity and due to the fact that this is something very new and really very big for us at Dutch Valley, we want to make sure we are as helpful as we can be as we begin this new opportunity together.
It is because of the questions and the needs that our customers have continued to have and present to us that we have purposed to provide yet another way we may have the privilege of serving you, Our Customers.

Thank you for that Honor!

If you would like to download the Hobart dat file, please click the link below and contact your local Hobart representative to upload the file into your Hobart Scale. If you are using the Gware Software and need more information, Please visit for more support.

Click Here for the Hobart Scale File

** Please note that the file you download is in a Zip format, and you will need a zip reader to unpack it. The Zip contains the following 2 files, Hobart01.dat and Hobart02.dat.

For More information on the above article please use the information below.

  • Hobart Scales - (610) 439-1504
  • Genesis Scale Software - (248) 358-7370 ext 301
  • General Information - (800) 733-4191

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Organic Foods
A Natural & Healthy Way to Eat

Today more than ever there is an increasing concern not only about what we eat but how what we eat was produced. With greater advances in technology have come the ability to gain greater yields from food products such as meats, produce and other foods through the use of synthetic or man-made fertilizers and enhancers. While there may be some question as to how and to what degree these man-made fertilizers and enhancements may affect us through the foods we eat, there is growing concern that there may be harmful long term side effects. Thus, from these concerns has come, especially in the last 50 years, and even more specifically within the last few years, a greater desire to pursue farm-raised products naturally without any chemical or synthetic fertilizers or enhancements. We have come to know products produced naturally without these man-made additives as “Organically Grown”.
What are some of the significant differences in organic products?
• Chemical and Synthetic Additives such as Pesticides (NOT PERMITTED IN ORGANIC
PRODUCTS) – Organic foods contain fewer residues of chemicals such as pesticides which are commonly used in conventional farming. Buying organic products is one way to reduce the chances that our foods contain these pesticides and additives. Organic standards do not permit the use of synthetic pesticides. In conventional farming (non-organic) there are nearly 400 chemicals such as pesticides that are routinely used in combating insects, weeds and other pests that attack crops. One of the most dangerous chemicals used in
farming, according to studies, is organophosphates, a pesticide that has been associated in connection with chronic fatigue in children, cancer and fetal abnormalities. These are just some of the health issues that have been found to be associated with conventional use of pesticides which are not permitted in organic farming.
• Food Additives (LIMITED IN ORGANIC PRODUCTS) - There are approximately 300
additives that are permitted in conventional food production. Some of these additives
would be various food colorings that have been associated with health issues such as
headaches, asthma and hyperactivity. In organic products there are approximately 30
additives that are approved, many of which are for legal reasons such as various vitamins
and minerals (iron, thiamine - B1). ALL ARTIFICIAL COLORINGS AND ARTIFICIAL
• GMO’s (Genetically Modified Organisms) ARE NOT PERMITTED IN ORGANIC PRODUCTS–
Studies to this point, according to research have been unclear to the overall effects of products
affected through GMO’s. However, early research has shown some signs of possibly effecting or
connected to the bacteria in stomachs. Because of uncertainty of the overall effects of GMO affected products, researchers have suggested staying away from such foods.
• Essential Vitamins and Minerals (HIGHER IN ORGANICS) – Organic crops had significantly
higher levels of 21 nutrients analyzed compared to conventional produce. Vitamin C, Magnesium & Iron were some of the vitamins and minerals that were tested at significantly higher levels in organic crops.
• Antioxidants (Higher in Organic Products) – Studies indicate that high antioxidant intake has
been associated with reduced incidence of coronary heart disease and some cancers. Such
antioxidants include (vitamin E and beta-carotene) and substances known as “phenolics” (are
produced in a plant when attacked by insects/pests). Because organic crops are not protected by
pesticides, research has indicated that organically produced products such as fruit contain higher
levels of “phenolics” which have been associated with higher antioxidant contribution in crops.
• The Balance – The Food Standard Agency (FSA) has stated that all conventionally produced food is safe; however the FSA has also found that some consumers want less chemical and artificial additives in their food, less veterinary medicines, as well as GMO ingredients. In short, consumers want to know what is going in their foods and if it is known to be good for them. In these areas organic foods deliver more of what these customers are looking for.
Certified Organic – The USDA has established the National Organic Program to give a single national standard and to insure the integrity of all products labeled ORGANIC. Today, any product that is labeled ORGANIC must be certified by a third party inspector who checks for any violations to the National Organic Standard in the raising of the product, the processing and handling of the product until it reaches your store.
This assures that what is labeled ORGANIC has actually been authenticated.
“Organic” -Must contain (by weight or fluid volume, excluding water and salt) not less then 95% organically produced raw or processed agricultural products. Any remaining ingredients must be organically produced, unless not commercially available in organic form, or must be non-agricultural substances or non-organically produced agricultural products with approved National List.
Why Offer or Sell Organics? – You have read the interest in ORGANICS has been growing in the last several decades, but what has happened is in the last several years is that the interest level has taken a dramatic jump. Instead of being something only found in Health Food and Specialty Stores, ORGANICALLY grown foods are now available in most regular grocery stores. There are now chains of stores and distributors that only handle Natural and Organic Products. You might say ORGANIC is becoming mainstream. There is a good chance that some of your customers are either looking for it or already buying it elsewhere, so why not sell ORGANICS in your store?

Bulk Foods Inc. & All Natural Cereals
This unique line of cereals started with a vision for a good, all natural alternative to the
“Big Brand Name Cereals”. We wanted to offer you, your family and your customers a
healthy option, so as we researched what is on the market we established a few goals:
• It must be All-Natural. Much of what is on the market uses artificial flavors,
refined sweeteners, artificial colors, imitation milk and cream (with hydrogenated
fats), and even artificial fruit pieces. We also wanted it to be free of chemicals,
preservatives and additives.
• It must be reasonably priced. Many of us have large families or are responsible
to feed many people on a budget and buy Bulk to save. We wanted our new
Cereals to be reasonably priced, below the national brand.
• It must be easy to prepare. One of the greatest shortages that we all seem to
experience is that of time. We want to make a cereal that was both quick and
simple enough for children to help with meal preparation. Most of our cereals are
ready to serve in only 2 minutes.
• It must be delicious. We all want to eat right and have concern for good health,
but let’s face it, we will not often eat what is not delicious. We have tried to stick
to some very healthy guidelines in our cereals like using whole grains, real whole
milk, raw evaporated cane juice for sweetening, healthful Canola & Safflower oils
and Sea Salt. We will let you decide if we met our goals of making it delicious.

Bulk Foods Inc. Dry Soup Mixes
For many years, many of you have bought dry soup mixes from Dutch Valley Food
Distributors. We thank you for your patronage.
We would like to take this opportunity to talk about why we have expanded, improved
and lowered the pricing of our line of Dry Soup Mixes. Let’s start by talking about a few
aspects of the Soup business.
Why Buy Dry?
• Drying is one of the oldest and safest forms of preserving food known to man.
Noah, very likely sustained himself and his family for approximately a year on
the ark with dried food! (Canning, refrigeration and freezing all came in the last
150 years).
• Drying takes the moisture out of food, therefore, you do not need to add preservatives
and stabilizers to prevent spoilage. There is much concern these days about the long term
effects of these chemical additives to the health of the human race.
• Dry foods are very light in weight. (e.g. 1-15 lb case of soup can feed 180- 200 people)
Therefore you do not pay to ship water around the country.
• Dry Soup Mixes are very concentrated, making them very economical. The cost per serving
of cooked soup can be as little as 25 cents per serving.
• Little need to dispose of containers (how many tin cans would you have to open to feed 200
• We know that most of our customers would rather make everything from scratch, yet
sometimes just don’t have the time. Dry Soup Mixes are a very good, healthy alternative to
the volumes of “junk” out there for a quick meal.

Why Buy Dutch Valley Bulk Foods Inc. Dry Soup Mixes?
• As was mentioned previously, we have sold dry soups for a long time. These soups originally
were custom made for us by one of our suppliers. About 1 year ago Dutch Valley decided to
revamp the entire Soup Line and begin to make them all in our Manufacturing Department.
• We wanted to have a greater level of control over what goes into the soups. Our Research &
Development Department is committed to only making products we would feel comfortable
feeding to our families. We wanted, whenever possible, to give a “cleaner label”, healthier
and more reasonably priced soup mix for you, our customers.
• We have felt the growing desire for a NO MSG line of soups to satisfy your varying needs.
• We have tried diligently to keep our cook times to 20 minutes or less.
• We have kept the recipes very simple, so even starter cooks can feel comfortable making
our soups.
• Most of our Soup Mixes just require water and a way to cook it, making it a lightweight, food
item to carry along hunting, fishing, camping or backpacking.
• What could be a more practical or appreciated gift than a Ball Jar full of dry Soup Mix.
• Dutch Valley’s Bulk Food Inc. brand Soup Mixes are priced lower than most of the national
brands available, yet have cleaner labels and higher quality ingredients, because you are
buying direct from the manufacturer.

Don’t forget to check out our Dutch Valley Website!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Press Release

For Immediate Release
For more information contact:
Dutch Valley - 800-733-4191

May 25, 2006

Organic Foods & Dutch Valley

Today, more than ever, there is an increasing concern not only about what we eat but how what we eat was produced. With the advances in technology have come the ability to gain greater yields from farm produced crops and foods through the use of synthetic or manmade fertilizers and enhancers. While there may be some question as to how and to what degree these manmade fertilizers and enhancements may affect us through the foods we eat, there is growing concern that there may be harmful long term side affects. Thus, from these concerns has come, especially in the last 50 years, a greater desire to pursue farm raised products naturally without any chemical or synthetic fertilizers or enhancements. We have come to know products produced naturally without these manmade additives as “organically grown.”

Webster defines organic as:
“Products derived from living things involving and producing or dealing with foods produced without the use of laboratory-made fertilizers, growth substances, antibiotics, or pesticides.”

Certified Organic
For those who may wish to purchase an organically grown or raised product, how can there be a guarantee that just because the label says organic it actually is? In short, how can it be assured that that product is “Certifiably Organic?”

The USDA has established the National Organic Program to give a single national standard and insure the integrity of all products labeled ORGANIC. Today, any product that is labeled ORGANIC must be certified by a third-party inspector who checks for any violations to the National Organic Standard in the raising of the product, the processing, and handling of the product until it reaches your store. This assures that what is labeled ORGANIC has actually been authenticated.

You have read that the interest in ORGANICS has been growing in the last several decades, but what has happened is in the last several years the interest level has taken a dramatic jump. Instead of being something only found in Health Food and Specialty stores, ORGANICALLY grown foods are now available in most regular grocery stores. There are now chains of stores and distributors that only handle Natural and Organic Products. You might say ORGANIC is becoming mainstream. There is a good chance that some of your customers are either looking for it or already buying it elsewhere, so why not sell it?


* Dutch Valley Foods has always stood for good, healthful foods produced and processed “the way they used to be.”
* We also believe in the stewardship and responsibility that God has given man over the earth, plants and beasts (to use and not abuse).
* We have always desired a long and healthy relationship with our customers and an opportunity to meet there ever-changing needs.
* We understand that it may cost more to produce and handle ORGANIC products but are glad to see the ORGANIC pricing structure become more competitive and affordable.
* We currently offer nearly 100 products that are either certified organic or certified chemical-free. These products come in bulk and prepack and range from sugar, cereals, pastas, fruit, and juices.

As we see not only the importance of organic products but the growing needs of our customers to supply organic products to their customers.
With the growing concern to know more about the products that we eat and how they are produced, has come a greater demand for naturally produced and organic products. We at Dutch Valley not only want to offer our customers what they are looking for but to do so with an increasing desire to produce, where we are able, our own naturally nutritious organic products to those we are privileged to serve – our customers.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Just want to take a moment and let everyone know we added a new Christmas Candy page to our Bulk Foods website. When you have a chance take a look.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

A Leader in Bulk Food Distribution
Dutch Valley Bulk Food Distributors, Inc. is a wholesale food distributor specializing in bulk foods. We service "Country Stores", "Bulk food Stores", Bakeries, Farmers Markets, Roadside Stands, Supermarkets, the Gift Basket Industry, Chocolatier's, and food manufacturers. We have a wide variety of bulk food products to satisfy your needs, including retail, seasonal, tourist, gift and ingredient items from leading food manufacturers, such as, Domino, Conagra, Kraft, Dawn, General Mills, Hershey, Ocean Spray, and National Starch to name a few, or view our complete Vendor listing.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Wholesale Bulk Foods, Bulk Snacks, Bulk Candy, That Will Supply All Your Bulk Wholesale Distribution Needs.
Click here to shop Wholesale Bulk Foods.

When you're looking for the best place to buy:

* Bulk Candy
* Bulk Snacks
* Bulk Nuts
* Bulk Spices
* Bulk Dried Fruits
* Bulk Flour & Grains
* Bulk Trail Mixes

in bulk, look no further than Dutch Valley. We’ve been selling wholesale bulk foods for years, and we carry the best brands at the best value around.

Whether you're looking for bulk candy mints, bulk unwrapped candy, bulk candy in wrapped form, or any other variation, we’re sure to have just what you and your customers need. And our flexible ordering options mean you order just what you need.

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