LINWOOD — Shopping for fresh produce is getting a little easier thanks to an effort called Farmdrop of Western NY from Craigs Creamery.
“It is our online sort of farmers market,” said Jennifer Noble of Craigs Creamery.
Initially founded in Blue Hill, Maine, FarmDrop is a mission-focused organization dedicated to supporting local growers and producers by making their products available online to local communities. People place their orders online at farmdrop.us Saturdays at 9 a.m. until Tuesdays at 11:59 p.m.
Pick-ups then take place on Thursdays at one of two locations: Dublin Corners Farm Brewery in Linwood, Livingston County, or Clover Oak Heritage Acres in Batavia, Genesee Couty. A third pick-up location is planned in Livonia.
“Our kind of practice is it is a fresh produce that is harvested that morning. The baked goods are still warm when they arrive. It is made for them and chosen for them by the producers,” said Noble.
Noble said there is almost never an issue with the products but if there is people can have it replaced.
“The celery is harvested that morning,” she said. “It is as close to perfect as can be and if there is an issue by the time they get home if something has happened, they know they can go directly to the producer and have it replaced or refunded.”
For more information on WNY FarmDrop, visit farmdrop.us and follow on Facebook and Instagram at @wnyfarmdrop.