Salt Lake City-based Harmons Neighborhood Grocer has awarded local business development grants to three of its vendors: Hollow Tree Honey, McFarland Family Farms and Bar10 Beef. The honors serve as recognition for the companies’ contributions to both the retailer and Utah’s economy, as well as financial support in bolstering their businesses.
Each grant recipient caters to a diverse niche and demonstrates its pledge to providing Harmons customers with high-quality, local products with unique brand storytelling, according to the retailer.
“We are proud to recognize these outstanding vendors for their commitment and passion to providing our customers with delicious, locally made products,” Harmons VP of Sales Todd Jensen said in a statement.
Harmons' partnered vendor Hollow Tree Honey produces raw honey from hives located just miles from several Harmons locations. Bar10 Beef upholds its commitment to a “grass-fed by design” business model, ensuring its animals are cared for and treated humanely. McFarland Family Farms operates an intensive produce delivery schedule to maintain optimal freshness.
“As a company with deep Utah roots, we want to support our local vendor partner community in achieving the same success we’ve been fortunate to experience over 85 years,” Harmons co-owner and VP for the Customer Bob Harmon said in a statement. “It is a privilege to help create opportunities for local vendors and our local grant program is just one way of showing appreciation to our great local partners.”
Harmons partners with more than 350 local vendors and carries more than 2,300 local products, providing its customers with a variety of fresh, unique products that support the local economy. The retailer operates 18 locations in Utah.