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Farm to Family Dinner Via Online Shopping

A website connecting customers to farmers, creating a way to visit the farmers market without leaving the house.

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 YourFarmstand.com

An online space where local farmers post what they have harvested or prepared for market each week.  Products include produce, meat, bread and prepared meals which are sourced from a variety of local farms in Vermont.  Customers can choose what items they want and how much.  Farmers gather weekly, put the orders together, and customers pick it up.  Each community has it's own pick up spot and it is quite a variety - from local libraries, to local shops and college social centers.

Traditional farmers markets are seasonal, not year round.  This model has the potential to increase access to fresh food year round.

This model is convenient.

It allows farmers to reach folk that they did not reach before, supporting their farms, keeping business local, and it also provides access to those without access to fresh food.

This is a web based business.  They use email reminders weekly.  They outreach with   twitter, Facebook

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How might this model be adapted further for all communities using technology?  

How might this model service communities in food deserts?

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Photo of Ahmed Rub

Thank you for sharing ! it would be cool if I can make lists of what Im about to make in week or two, upload the list and get fresh materials, and since traditional farmers markets are seasonal what If I can create list with my favorite dishes to make uploaded it and get notifications when materials are available !

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