Do you like grocery shopping? How often do you do it? I’ve written before about how I do a fair amount of my shopping online so I wanted to introduce you guys to a new service called Farmigo which is a online farmers market that empowers families to eat better, bypassing the supermarket.
We had a explosion of vegetables during the Summer months to the point that we don’t usually buy any produce for a few solid months. I know not everyone has their own garden though so Farmigo is great for those that still fresh vegetables while supporting local farmers. You’ll see below that I did use Farmigo to order meats, cheeses, breads and a couple vegetables we don’t grow. Their selection is wide and varied on the season. I think Farmigo is great because unlike a CSA where you get a box of surprises, here you get to pick what you want. If you are meal planning for the week then you know you’ll need tomatoes, basil, corn, hot dogs and hot dog buns. This won’t result in you getting a box full of 4 heads of lettuce and figuring out what the heck you’re going to do do with them.
What you do is order your locally-sourced produce, meats, and snacks through the Farmigo website. It will then tell you what day and what hour your pickup is. It will also alert you if anything is out of stock so no surprises when picking it up (that’s the worst!). This is all community based so you will be picking your order up from someone’s house or a public school. The best part is that everything is harvested within 48 hours of when you pick up so the freshness is great. Another great part is there is no minimum orders and there’s no delivery fees. You just show up at your pickup time and get your fresh food.
Farmigo is located in NYC and San Francisco but I hope it will be expanding into other locations soon enough. It’s really a great idea! If you’re in NYC or San Fran I hope you check it out! I’m actually so pumped by it I’m thinking about becoming a Community Organizer myself!
I bought these pretzel rolls to have with meals. The description said they were delicious and that I should buy 2 packs so I did. It was a lie. I should have bought 8 packs because they are that good. You might see me walking down the sidewalk just eating a pretzel roll. So yummy!
Hope you liked going grocery shopping with me!