Friday, July 17, 2009
Local Dirt: Find, Sell, and Buy Local Food
Local Dirt is an online site for finding, selling, and buying local food. Funded by the National Science Foundation, Local Dirt does not charge a markup for selling online.
After testing the site in Madison, Wisconsin last year, they've opened the site up nationally on June 15, 2009.
Who Can Use Local Dirt?
To market or sell: farms, local food producers, farmers' markets, farm
cooperatives, and local food distributors.
To buy: individuals, farm stands, restaurants, grocers, schools,
hospitals, and other businesses.
How It Works
1. Profile page - sellers can have a free page to showcase the farm.
2. List and sell products - sellers post products on the site for sale on the
farm, through a farmers' market, or for wholesale delivery. Buyers
search by distance and order online directly from the farm. Invoices
are automatically generated. Local Dirt does not take any markup or
receive any of these payments.
3. List deals - Selling a whole cow? Have excess product? Bids take place online.
You can register for an interactive demonstration whether you're a seller, buyer, or just curious.
[where: Sustainable Food, St. Paul, Minneapolis, Twin Cities, Minnesota]
Posted by Reetsyburger