The community of farm-to-table eaters, called Farmigo, is now offering a neighborhood pick-up spots at Sheldrake Environmental Center and several local schools. Using Farmigo’s website and online ordering form, you can bypass the supermarket, sign-up, and shop for everything from seasonal organic fruits and vegetables to fresh meats, fish, and dairy products. A special Thanksgiving Shop, Kids’ Picks, and Healthy Snacks, are among the choices just a click away.
Farmigo, a small start-up based in Brooklyn, calls itself a “farm-to-neighborhood” community– its an alternative way to shop that connects local farmers’ products to specific neighborhood centers where shoppers sign up, using the Internet. There are staff in San Francisco and web developers in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Farmigo started out by giving hundreds of farmers across the country the tech and business support they need to be sustainable Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) businesses. It provides CSA management software to farmers, food hubs, and producer cooperatives to set up systems and launch their businesses.
According to the Farmigo website, “95% or more of our food is from from farmers and artisans that are located within a day’s drive of our Communities….we try to work with a variety of artisans and farmers to ensure that you get as much diversity of choice as possible.”
Farmigo says it trys to select producers who “use whole ingredients and conscientious growing methods to create delicious, quality food.” Looking at the shopping choices online, you can find fish that is wild-caught, pasture-raised meat, and dairy products that are free of hormones and antibiotics.
Just about anyone can become a Farmigo organizer and work to host a community almost anywhere–your front yard, your child’s school, a community center, your office…wherever you want. A minimum of 10 orders is required to launch a pick-up site and organizers can either earn a commission or get a discount on their own order.
To learn more, check out Farmigo’s General Information and FAQ pages.
Top Photo: Polly Kreisman; lower photo: Farmigo