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Organic North Wholesalers is a workers co-operative formed by a group of northern organic businesses in the early 1990s and remains member owned. Despite our relatively low profile, we have supplied millions of £s worth of organic vegetables to box schemes for many years. We are the longest established and largest organic fruit and vegetable wholesaler in Greater Manchester, the North West and beyond, supplying businesses in Lancashire, Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Cumbria and Scotland. We are based at the Smithfield Wholesale Market in East Manchester, a hub connected by chilled overnight transport to all the horticultural areas of the UK. Our registered name is Organic 2000 but we feel that our trading name, Organic North Wholesalers, describes our business much better.
Our aims are to support regional growers wherever possible and the independent organic movement. Organic North Wholesalers has always been Soil Association registered and has close links with organic growers across the North and wider UK, supported by European and global imports when absolutely necessary. We pride ourselves on paying growers on time and try to promote seasonal surpluses.