Farmers Market Online… What Do You Think?

Inspired by my sickness today and my fondness for the Farmers Market in Makuu that I like to go to but am not today because I’m too sick, I was thinking it would be cool if there was a way to access some of these products that are sold at the market online.

If I went to the Farmers Market and took pictures of booths along with contact numbers or emails of the vendors and then set up a page on the top of my site that was just devoted to Farmers market items… do you think that would work at all?

Vendors pay $15.00 a week to have their products displayed for about 6-8 hours or so.

If I charged a vendor $5.00 a month to have their goods displayed and a contact to reach them 24 hours a day 7 days a week… I think that would be a good deal.

I need some feedback on this idea before I proceed.  Comments?

It wouldn’t just be delegated to Maku’u Farmers Market either… I could go to various farmers markets throughout the entire island.

The only proceeds I would get is that initial $5.00 per month.  All other sales would go directly to the vendors and all payments would be done in person at time of the product exchange.

One Response

  1. Delivery costs and keeping the seasonal items current would be a bit of a problem. Though it is an enterprising idea Damon. Vendors come and go along with the seasons and what is avaiable. Aside from that, most people like to see and choose what they are getting.

    There is community supported agriculture on the mainland, where you “invest” in a farmer and his farm and every week you get a box of produce choosen by the farmer delivered to a pick up zone. We have done this before and it was always fun to see what surprises the farmer had for us. Generally this costs about $25 a week.

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