It’s no secret that people are increasingly looking to eat healthier and for that healthier food to be tasty and from local, sustainable sources. Let’s face it though: Farmers’ markets in this area aren’t always a year-round operation; however, you can still get farm-fresh food with help from a website called Farmigo.
Farmigo connects consumers with local farmers and food makers so that they can purchase goods on a weekly basis. Those “goods” include everything from locally grown produce to homemade desserts, pantry staples, fish, meat, bread, and dairy items.
The way it works is, you can join an existing community or create one. There are no fees to sign up nor are there any subscription or memberships dues. Each week, you can place and pay for your order through Farmigo, and those orders are filled by local farms and/or food makers. You can order a la carte, or there are set packages, which include a $30 Best Sellers Box (seasonal fruit, vegetables, eggs, cheese, bread and a meat/poultry product) or local cheese and small-batch crackers for your next cheeseboard.
The orders get delivered by the food producers to Farmigo’s warehouse in Brooklyn, where they’re organized for each customer and then sent out to pickup sites which can be homes, churches, businesses, schools, etc. (in Westchester, there are more than a dozen existing pickup sites open to the public, plus additional locations at schools, congregations, and businesses that are only open to members of those communities).
The farms and purveyors Farmigo uses near the Westchester County/Hudson Valley area include Wilklow Orchards, Meadow Creek, Acorn Hill Dairy, Treeline Cheeses, Bread Alone, Hudson Valley Harvest, Chaseholm Farm Creamery, Beth’s Farm Kitchen, Samascott Orchards, Old Chatham Sheepherding Co., Tierra Farm, and Rogowski Farm.
If farm-fresh, organic local food intrigues you, find out more at www.farmigo.com.