Farms

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Local Farms

Local First, Quality Always

Royal believes in supporting local farmers whenever possible. Local produce means supporting local farmers which are often multi-generational, small business endeavors. Partnering with local suppliers means we are bringing you the freshest produce fast straight from the field to your plate.

Royal invests in and works with local farms who are sustainability conscious. To name a few: Stone Creek Hydroponics, Crestola Farms, Jaemor Farms, Nix Farms, Williams Farms, Southern Valley Fruit & Vegetable, L. G. Herndon, Little River Produce, Sweetwater Growers, Living Fresh, and others.

ROYAL OFFERS AN EXTENSIVE ARRAY OF PRODUCE SOURCED FROM LOCAL FARMERS

Keeping produce close to home, Royal contracts with many local farms located in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina. In order to contract with Royal, local farmers must meet certain requirements for food safety and quality.

Royal purchases from local farms that have been certified by Greener Fields Together to meet higher standards for sustainable agricultural and food safety. This map shows their locations within Royal’s local area.

For more information on Greener Fields Together, visit the Sustainable Agriculture page.

Organic Farms

Organic offerings for your peace of mind and health

Royal offers an on-hand inventory of over 70 organically produced items with many more available within a short time with the option of pre-ordering. Our fresh cut processing facility, Royal Fresh Cuts, is approved for organics processing by California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) with hundreds of organically grown items available in a wide variety of cuts and packaging types.

YOUR BEST PRODUCE CHOICES: DIRTY DOZEN+ & CLEAN 15

It’s widely accepted that organically grown produce should be consumed for better health. Royal currently offers 23 item codes that fall into the twelve organically grown produce groups often referred to as the “Dirty Dozen”. Royal takes this a step further by introducing an expanded group we call the “Dirty Dozen Plus”.

Dirty Dozen Plus

Listed below are the produce items that consistently show the highest levels of toxic pesticides and are better for you when eaten as organic produce.

Apples

Blackberries

Blueberries (domestic)

Celery

Cherries

Cucumbers

Grapes

Green Beans

Hot Peppers

Leafy Greans

Peaches

Pears

Tomatoes

Potatoes

Raspberries

Snap peas (imported)

Spinach

Strawberries

Sweet Bell Peppers

Clean 15

Another 100+ produce items Royal offers, known as the “Clean 15,” are those grown using the fewest pesticides. There is a soaring consumer demand for food without agricultural chemicals. The Clean 15 list consists of the 15 cleanest or least contaminated produce items. If you know which produce items have lower levels of pesticides, then you can opt for non-organic produce which saves you money.

Avocados

Sweet Corn

Pineapples

Kiwi

Cabbage

Sweet Peas

Onions

Eggplant

Asparagus

Mangoes

Papayas

Grapefruit