Zone 7 - Celebrating 10 Years

Zone 7 is a farm fresh food distributor connecting local farms with restaurants, grocers and schools in the tri-state area. As their multimedia producer for several years, I've learned a lot about local agriculture: how canola oil is made, how to tap a maple tree, the roots of Jersey asparagus and all about hazelnuts from NJ. I've also taken countless photos of (and tasted) just about every fruit and vegetable that grows in this area (ever tried kohlrabi?). 

One of my favorite projects each year is creating an annual seasonal availability calendar featuring the best product photos of the year. The calendar serves as a seasonal guide to what’s available locally throughout the year.   

Zone 7 Seasonal Availability Calendar

Zone 7 Seasonal Produce Calendars

Zone 7 Seasonal Produce Calendars

Zone 7 2014 Seasonal Produce Calendar

Zone 7 2014 Seasonal Produce Calendar

Zone 7 2016 Seasonal Produce Calendar

Zone 7 2016 Seasonal Produce Calendar

2018 Calendar

For Zone 7's 10th anniversary this year we decided to go beyond the products and highlight the farmers - from Fifer Orchards in Delaware up to Dagele Brothers Produce in New York.

Branch Creek Farm, Perkasie, PA

Branch Creek Farm, Perkasie, PA

Cherry Grove Farm, Lawrenceville, NJ

Cherry Grove Farm, Lawrenceville, NJ

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Solebury Orchards, Solebury, PA

Solebury Orchards, Solebury, PA

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Whitestar Growers, Doylestown, PA

Whitestar Growers, Doylestown, PA

Barefoot Gardens, Doylestown, PA

Barefoot Gardens, Doylestown, PA

It's been an inspiration to watch Zone 7 grow over the past 10 years from a one-man operation to a major local distributor working with over 130 farms and 300 restaurants, grocers and schools. Learn more about this great company and local food at www.freshfromzone7.com.