Meijer has a longstanding commitment to buying locally-grown produce throughout the six states where we operate stores. This includes working with J & J Dill, a small farm that provides high-quality local produce to our northern Illinois stores.
For more than three years, Meijer has been buying kale, greens and herbs from J & J Dill. Coming from five generations of farmers, 24-year-old James Goebbert runs J & J Dill and began farming in high school. He now employs more than 50 people on his 500-acre farm.
“We appreciate Meijer’s commitment to buying locally,” Goebbert said. “They are completely in tune with our philosophy to only sell locally, which ensures people will purchase the freshest, safest products available.”
As Meijer continues to grow across the Midwest with 11 new stores in 2015, we continue to seek partnerships with local growers who meet the high quality standards that have been set.
To view a video highlighting the J & J Dill, please click here.