Favorite Foods

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29 Interstate Drive, Somersworth, NH 03878

(603) 692-4990julie@favoritefoods.comhttp://www.favoritefoods.com

Green Story

Favorite Foods is the region’s premier independent food distribution company and has, over the last 25 years, built their reputation on quality products, top-notch customer service, and a growing emphasis on locally owned restaurants and businesses.

Launched by the brothers Chris and Jeff Barstow in 1978 with little more than “a van and a plan,” Favorite Foods offers everything from smallwares, paper products and cleaning chemicals to dry groceries, meats, dairy products, and frozen goods. Additionally, the company provides comprehensive consultation on everything from restaurant and menu design to customer tastes, costing, and business development strategies.

Moreover, their client list runs the gamut from public institutions to markets and restaurants, and includes over 20 NH School Districts, Jumpin Jack’s Java, Roundabout Diner, Phillbrick’s Fresh Market, as well as fellow Green Alliance Business Partners Robert’s Maine Grill, Bob’s Clam Hut, and Isles of Shoals Steamship Company.

Their commitment to local is so earnest, in fact, that the company turned down an appeal from national chain Applebee’s to become the secondary distributor for their Dover chain. Company President at the time, Jeff Barstow even took to turning his staunch reply into an advertisement for local publications, wherein he reiterates Favorite Foods’ commitment to only serving community built, run, and focused businesses. If that’s not showing a commitment to local, we don’t know what is!...

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What makes us green?

  • All trucks outfitted with biodiesel engines
  • Recycles all plastic and cardboard, which has reduced dump waste by about 75%
  • Upgraded all lighting to more efficient and motion sensor lighting
  • Installed the largest roof mounted solar array in New Hampshire
  • Uses outside air to cool down loading docks and cooler (when the temperature and humidity are within certain ranges), effectively shutting down refrigeration compressors and evaporators.
  • Installed controls on refrigeration system, resulting in about 70% fewer defrost cycles and running evaporator fans more efficiently, having a huge impact on its electric consumption.
  • Helps support local, independently run schools, markets, restaurants and other businesses
  • Local distribution makes carbon footprint significantly lower than national competitors
  • Favorite Independent Restaurant Association (FIRA) incentivizes patronizing locally owned restaurants


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