Update: No New Buyer for Stern’s Quality Produce
Store Still Set to Close on New Year’s Eve
As of Thursday, December 21st, there are no plans for a new owner to take over Stern’s Quality Produce in White River Junction, VT. According to a family member, there were a couple of interested buyers that looked into purchasing the store; however, the high demands of running the small produce store seemed to deter them.
This is a big loss for the community and many were hoping for better news. The local Asian food market is taking a hit and many are wondering if they will be able to afford having a diet full of fresh, quality produce anymore. The Sterns did not come to the decision lightly, and have often stated over the past few weeks that this has been incredibly difficult for them. They have spent over three decades running SQP and they view their customers as family members.
There’s still time to head over for a final chat with Zach, fill up a basket or two with fresh produce and wish the Sterns well. Stern’s Quality Produce is set to close on December 31, 2018 at 4:30pm.