So many times I have found myself bound and determined to get to the farmers’ market on Saturday or Sunday, only to find Sunday evening rolls around and I never made it. Farmiemarket is a new service and website designed to allow small and mid-sized local farmers to also offer their goods online for you to order instead of only selling at the farmers markets. I know, some of you may be thinking that part of what you like about getting your food at the markets is the experience of going, and the ability to speak face to face with the people selling their food/goods. This isn’t to take the place of farmers markets. But if you just can’t or don’t find yourself going enough, you now have a service for those “in-between” times! Also there are plenty of people that I am sure would love some farmers’ market produce but live 45 minutes from a local farmers’ market. It’s much like FreshDirect (but WAY FRESHER!)
You punch in your zipcode and you get a lovely array of color photographs displaying local fresh sugarsnap peas, kale, chard and such, picked up or delivered between from 8am to 8pm, on a particular weekday depending on your area. (For my zipcode in Woodstock it was Thursdays, if you live in the Rhinebeck area it is Monday etc.) The categories to choose from include:
The site also contains recipes, and features produce from farms such as: Acorn Hill Farm | Evolutionary Organics | Old Ford Farm | Oliverea Schoolhouse Maple | Partners Trace Farm | Tweefontein Herb Farm | Gordon Farms |Common Hands Farm | Fitzgerald Farms | Gordon Farms | Sepascot Home Farm | Tiny Hearts Farm |
It is difficult for local family farmers to stay afloat simply relying on the farmers markets, this allows these hardworking families to have another avenue for sharing their amazing product with an even more expanded customer base. In July 2011, FarmieMarket expanded to also serve Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer and Saratoga Counties in Upstate New York to foster stronger rural and regional economies.
They are currently offering free delivery on your first order!