7/8/2002

Locally Grown Website

Filed under:General — eric @ 2:46 am

A recent top-secret web project of mine went live this morning. I won’t link to it directly, but if you’re interested in locally grown natural produce, send me an email and I’ll share the link. If you’re in the Athens area, you can use it right away. If you’re not in the area, you can still look, but you won’t find it all that useful. If we started shipping our produce, it wouldn’t be “locally grown”.

3 Comments »

  1. Hey, the “locally grown” website uses one of my favorite fonts…Mead Bold! (though not my other favorite…Viner Hand ITC)

    Comment by M — 7/9/2002 @ 6:10 am

  2. Why all the secrecy?

    Comment by Matt — 7/9/2002 @ 9:00 am

  3. Well, here’s the story. A group of organic (old-skool, not new FDA-style) farms in the area, mine included, have formed a cooperative. Each week, we pool our available produce (including non-edibles like flower arrangements, etc.) into a master list. Then we take orders from families and businesses. We all charge the same price for the same thing, and we share the sales based on our available amounts. For example, if three of us have the same variety of carrot, and Farm A has 40 pounds, Farm B has 50 pounds, and Farm C has 10 pounds, and we get ten one-pound orders, Farm A would supply 4, Farm B would supply 5, and Farm C would bring in 1. It’s worked really well, but has been a logistical nightmare for the husband-wife team who spearheaded all this.

    So, I put together a website where our customers can see what’s available and place their orders. The computers will do 90% of the work that has been such a hassle.

    I don’t want to link to it directly because of all the traffic this page gets from search engines. I don’t want someone to drop in from Google, find the ordering system, not bother to read what it’s all about, and then place a big order. But if you’re interested in looking at it, head over to my farm’s website. I did put a link there.

    Comment by eric — 7/9/2002 @ 9:21 am

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