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Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
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Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 14 11:54 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

https://www.farmdrop.co.uk

Looks similar, and there's one near me...

It's technology bringing producers and customers together, and removing the inconvenience some find at markets, or farm shops. Anything that helps can't be bad.

joanne



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 7075
Location: Morecambe, Lancashire
PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 14 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

And we launch tomorrow! It's been a couple of lovely months visiting producers and chatting to some lovely folk followed by the last 2 days of alot of stress but we've made it and tomorrow evening sees us launch.

I just hope people come along and see what we've got to offer, I did a veggie run to pilling today to pick up some amazing produce for the venue to turn into tasting samples, Uchiki Kuri onion squash, leeks, shallots, spinach, rocket, tuscan cabbage, potatoes all grown in Pilling or in the Vale of York, super local, superb quality and a delight to see.

We also have a variety of producers making everything from fresh filled pasta, speciality soups, wonderful sourdough bread, local honey, gluten free cakes and more

It's had it's highs and lows, my meat,dairy and cheese producer (all the same) pulled out on Monday telling me that they were too busy and my mead producer as well pulled citing distance but I'm hopeful I can soon get new producers on board

Cathryn



Joined: 16 Jul 2005
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Location: Ceredigion
PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 14 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sounds good, I wonder if it will happen here.

sean
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Location: North Devon
PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 14 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Cathryn wrote:
Sounds good, I wonder if it will happen here.


Jo could give you some tips on setting one up...

Good luck Jo.

Ty Gwyn



Joined: 22 Sep 2010
Posts: 3925
Location: Lampeter
PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 14 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Cathryn wrote:
Sounds good, I wonder if it will happen here.


There was a Transition Town market set up in Lampeter 12/18 mths back,run by the people behind Denmark farm who i believe run the Health shop in Lampeter.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 14 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Good luck with it. If it works, you won't have a problem getting new producers in.

wellington womble



Joined: 08 Nov 2004
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Location: East Midlands
PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 14 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I have long held sway that this sort of thing should be in the village pub. It would keep the pubs open (which have to be staffed anyway for long, convenient hours) and save busy people (who are the ones with money) having to trek out to farm shops. Personally, I rather like trekking out to farm shops, but I'm not exactly target audience. If you could plant the post office and a very basic shop in there as well, a small village would have a significant amenity, boost the income to the landlord and reduce stuffing costs to all three.

Our village pub is for sale.

Nick



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Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 14 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

But does it have stuffing costs?

sean
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 14 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

People in rural areas won't work without it. Sometimes they'll accept bread sauce though.

Cathryn



Joined: 16 Jul 2005
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Location: Ceredigion
PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 14 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We don't grow many vegetables around here. A shame but the land does grow good animals. There are two villages within two miles of me, both have local butcher shops, one has two. They also have deliveries of locally made bread. I think the veg will have to come from a bit further away and I have talked to someone about this already. There are one or two organic growers working on a small scale nearby and supplying one or two shops.

They also have quite a few pubs each, which do not seem to be suffering. The one we use is standing room only on several nights a week and serves excellent food. Each village has a post office. They are both within a few miles of Aberystwyth which has an award winning Farmers Market.

I considered doing what Joanne is doing but I can't see that we need it here. Doesn't mean it shouldn't be done but not by me.

Nevertheless I like hearing how this is going so please keep us updated Jo.

wellington womble



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 14 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nick wrote:
But does it have stuffing costs?


Stuffing is awesome, and should always be expensive!

I am such a lousy proofreader - I very nearly told Sally on Facebook that her Queen Elizabeth costume made a change from the sick machine.

Glad to hear the villages new you are in such good shape, Cathryn.

Cathryn



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 14 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

wellington womble wrote:


Glad to hear the villages new you are in such good shape, Cathryn.


My post was irrelevant, I was justifying to myself why I wasn't going to do it.

sean
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 14 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Slacker

Cathryn



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 14 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Get on and correct that recipe you.

Aeolienne



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Location: Leamington Spa, Warks
PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 16 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've signed up for the one in Leamington Spa but I haven't used it yet - TBH they don't sell much that I can't get readily at the health food shop I walk past every day.

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