Thanks to the rising demand of locally grown produce, farmers markets are popping up outside of hospitals, libraries and other public spaces across the country. Community Supported Agriculture subscriptions are becoming more popular.
But one company is attempting to make finding local produce even more convenient by connecting local farms with workplaces, schools, gyms and various community centers, and putting the market on the world wide web.
Farmigo recently launched an online farmers market, according to an article on Springwise.com.
Customers can use the website to find and connect with farms in their area, select the produce they want, and it will be delivered to a site nearby within 48 hours of harvest, according to the Farmigo website. People can visit the website and select “Start a Community” to find out more about creating a “Farmigo Community” in places they visit daily.
Farmigo launched in 2009 as a website to help farms manage their CSA programs, according to Springwise.com. The company now works with 300 farms in 25 states in the United States.
And Farmigo is now “tapping into the power of communities and our extensive farmer network to create a whole new local food marketplace, which is more profitable for the farmer and more convenient for the customer.”
Farmigo says that farmers get 80 percent of the sale of the food, and Farmigo keeps 10 percent of each transaction.
For more information, read the article on Springwise.com and visit Farmigo online.