Internet farmer’s market growing like a weed
June 5, 2013 by Sarah
A new kind of farmer’s market has come to Cary. The market provides fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, and seafood on Tuesday and Wednesday. What makes this market different is it comes to its customers.
Papa Spud, a company that acts as a go-between for food producers and consumers, is the brainchild of 30-year-old Rob Meyer.
Unlike that from a grocery store, the food that Meyer’s customers receive is ordered especially for them from the source. For example, if a customer orders green beans, a farmer will be informed, pick them, and send them to Cary. Once here, Papa Spud packs and delivers them to the customer’s door. The service is available for individuals as well as restaurants anywhere within the Triangle.
The food is organic and, when in season, purchased locally. By adding meat, including ostrich and bison, as well as produce, such as pasta and chocolate bars from around the country, Papa Spud aims to keep its customers buying all year.
Although items are ordered over the Internet, the utilization of printed advertisement can maximize this business model. Customers will probably need to be reminded about this internet farmer’s market before they may be ready to take the plunge. For that reason, engaging the services of Cary brochure printers may be the next step for the online business. By focusing his advertisement in one area, Papa Spud can grow its customer base in such a way as to make added deliveries easier.