Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A Farmer's Market That's Just a Click Away

It's no secret that most of us would prefer to get our fruits and vegetables fresh from our local farmer's markets, but the scheduling and hours of farmer's markets make it difficult to find the time to actually get to one. Farmigo, a company that started as an online software provider to help farms manage their CSA subscriptions, want to change that with the first online farmer's market that connects communities to their local farms.

However at this time it's not as simple as just clicking a button and having fresh food delivered to your home. (Unless you consider Pizza Hut "fresh".) Farmigo has you create "communities" online that consist of a drop off location, such as a workplace, schools, churches, and community centers, and a local farm to deliver their goods to said location. You can even subscribe and have the same order delivered weekly to your drop off location. Orders are usually delivered within 48 hours of placement.

Hundreds of farms within 25 states are connected with Farmigo, so there's a good chance you might be able to try this out! Farmigo currently delivers food to more than 3100 communities within the US. Large cities include New York, LA, Seattle, Chicago, Philly and more! Farmigo is currently seeking individuals who would like to bring Farmigo to their communities.

Check out the video below to get more of an idea of what Farmigo entails. you can also check out their website here!

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