Bushwick Potato Commission has long legacy of service to its clients
For nearly 90 years, the Bushwick Potato Commission has been a leading supplier of potatoes and many other regionally grown produce items from its headquarters in Long Island, NY.
Launching the business in the middle of the Great Depression, the Koondel family was no stranger to challenge. Those early days set the tone for the company, reinforcing that service and quality were priorities in the best of times and the worst of times, making it a supplier that could be counted on.
Beginning with a meager produce stand and push carts in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bushwick, the Koondel family focused on the value they provide with locally grown produce. Today, that includes daily delivery up and down the East Coast. Current leaders at the Bushwick Potato Commission carry on the family legacy, and their services benefit retailers of all sizes and customers seeking sustainable choices.
Bushwick saw an opportunity to keep costs low and deliver fresh produce by sourcing nearby. Today, with so many uncertainties surrounding supply chain security and inflation, retailers and their customers can rely on the Bushwick Potato Commission to source locally and regionally, cutting down on transportation costs while offering assurances to buyers looking for a secure and reliable supply chain.
With so much focus on local growing, sourcing and deliveries, it’s fitting that Bushwick also focuses efforts on conservation and sustainability in the communities it serves. Their sustainability efforts are centered on continuous improvement in every area of the supply chain, from farm to packinghouse.
As part of their efforts, Bushwick works with every grower to help identify conservation and sustainability opportunities to reduce their carbon footprint and impact on their community and the earth. As part of this effort, Bushwick’s local sourcing and delivery model helps maintain category performance and offer cost savings on transportation with fewer food miles.
With nearly 90 years of business under their belts, what stands out most about the Bushwick are the long-standing relationships they’ve developed and maintained through generations. Bushwick remains focused on the value of providing high-quality, locally grown produce at affordable prices to retailers of all sizes.
Photo: Ken Gray and Marc Turner of Bushwick Potato Commission at a recent Eastern Produce Council meeting at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ.