MT. STERLING, Ill - Dot Foods, the nation's largest food redistributor, is proud to announce a new partnership with Verde Farms, one of the nation's premiere, USDA-certified organic beef producers. Dot  began shipment of Verde Farms' certified organic grass-fed beef and lamb products on January 30, 2014.

"This is a great addition to our protein lineup," said Brian Spears, protein commodity trader at Dot Foods. "Verde Farms is one of the few USDA-certified, organic  grass-fed protein suppliers in the country. This expands our ability to meet our customers' ever-changing needs."

In the initial stages of the partnership, Dot Foods will handle all foodservice distribution on Verde Farms' frozen products. This allows Dot customers to order as little as one case of Verde Farms products within their regular Dot order without having to meet larger minimums of buying direct.

Verde Farms is dedicated to providing organic, grass-fed beef to consumers on a global basis. Customers who purchase Verde Farms products will receive high-quality products, while also supporting small farmers in the United States and in developing countries.

"We are excited to begin this relationship with Dot." said Dana Ehrlich, CEO and founder of Verde Farms. "This puts Verde Farms one step closer to being an affordable, high-quality option for natural and organic protein needs of customers, big and small, across the country."

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About Verde Farms

Verde Farm's commitment to organic, grass-fed meat on a global basis has created the opportunity for American consumers to eat a great-tasting product while also supporting small farmers domestically and from developing economies. When you purchase a product from Verde Farms, you are directly supporting a traditional way of life that has existed for generations and that, with your support, will continue to thrive.

About Dot Foods

Dot Foods Inc. carries 105,000 products from 650 food industry manufacturers making it the largest food redistributor in the United States.  Through Dot Transportation, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Dot Foods and other freight carriers, the company distributes foodservice, convenience, retail and vending food products to distributors in all 50 states.  Dot Foods operates eight distribution centers, which are located in Modesto, California; Vidalia, Georgia; Burley, Idaho; Mt. Sterling, Illinois; Cambridge City, Indiana; Williamsport, Maryland; Liverpool, New York; and Ardmore, Oklahoma.  A ninth distribution center in Dyersburg, Tennessee is under construction and scheduled to open in November 2014.  For more information, visit www.dotfoods.com.

Dot Foods continues to experience exceptional growth.  The company is looking to fill full-time and part-time warehouse personnel positions in all locations nationwide.  To learn more about careers at Dot Foods, visit www.dotfoods.com/careers and follow @DotFoodsCareers on Twitter.