Local Business Partners With Local Farmers To Create Supply Delivery Network For Niagara Residents
By: Black Ram Media Group Inc
With that in mind, a food hub launched as a collaborative network of local food and goods with delivery built into the model. A Crowd funding campaign set to launch this week to raise funds to finish kitchen construction and production distribution area that has been developing over the last several weeks.
The model has a Zero waste element and offers one stop shopping for Multi vendors with multi product offerings.
At https://Localgrowth.ca farm shares will be made available with baskets of food for pick up or to the door delivery. With many large kitchen venues temporarily shut down, farmers are left with massive volumes of unsold perishable inventories like fruits, vegetables and meats. This farm share model enables farmers and other small businesses to sell directly to the public, giving Niagara residents a way to shop locally, without having to leave their home.
Customers are able to order goods from a variety of vendors and the site coordinates a one time seemless weekly to the door delivery. Besides fresh and dry goods including meat, dairy, sundry and fresh produce, local prepared meals will also be offered.
Vendors easily register online and list what they have for sale and site the takes 10% from total and $5 delivery fees per vendor ie billed to the customer. The main goal with this farm share is to keep local distribution safe and local delivery drivers employed with the community coming together in this time of need.
Renee Delaney says it's easy to count our blessings in Niagara. 'We are situated in the best place in Canada for this to happen because we can grow our own food, and already do but farmers need our help. We need to invest in our community when we need it the most. Small Scale Farmers were built for this. The website is already ready. Now we come together to distribute local food to our community. We built it together, we're ready."
Farmers and vendors can register here: https://smallscalefarms.ca/
Black Ram Media Group Inc
Page Updated Last on: Mar 17, 2020