Today’s Solutions: November 28, 2023

Virtual farmers markets have been online for a few years now, but the COVID-19 pandemic is giving them a boost. Seeking to avoid supermarkets as much as possible, many consumers are turning to online farmers markets to get their fresh goods.

Online farmers markets usually operate in a fairly small geographical area. The operators partner with local farms to take their wares online. The consumer peruses a website packed with delicious fruits and vegetables, picking what they want from various producers, just like at a real farmers market. After paying online, the market ships or delivers the goods.

In Southern California, online farmers market Market Box was actually founded as a result of in-person farmers markets closing due to the pandemic. This virtual farmers market is based in El Cajon, a small city east of San Diego. The new venture involves 50 local vendors offering upward of 600 items. All are vegan and locally grown.

Other online farmers markets include OurHarvest in New York, NoCo Virtual Farmers Market in northern Colorado, and Champaign County Ohio Virtual Farmers’ Market. During the pandemic, Crescent City Farmers Market is offering a weekly drive-through market in New Orleans.

Solutions News Source Print this article
More of Today's Solutions

The EU makes historic decision to stop plastic waste exports to poor countries

The European Union took an important step toward reducing plastic pollution by agreeing to stop exporting waste plastic to non-OECD countries. This landmark decision, ...

Read More

Recovering from family gatherings: your essential guide to recharge and reset

A flurry of family visits might leave you reeling and wondering, "What just happened?" The intensity of spending time with family may be emotionally ...

Read More

How your body and mind can benefit from dark chocolate

For more than 3,000 years, chocolate has been used for its healing properties. Flash forward to today, and scientists are finding scientific evidence for ...

Read More

World’s first hydrogen-powered cargo vessel to set sail in Paris this year

In a world's first, a commercial hydrogen-powered cargo vessel will make its maiden voyage later this year. Developed by French shipowner Compagnie Fluvial Transport ...

Read More