Website Connects Local Farmers, Buyers
GreenFarmStand.org is a free website service that allows Southeast Wisconsin farmers, gardeners and artisan food producers to post available goods and connect with those seeking to purchase them. Shoppers can search by category or zip code to locate and contact local growers directly to arrange for pick-up at the farm or farmers’ market.
Website Coordinator Erin Ortiz believes that an online posting board will provide access to more variety and vendors than may be present at local farmers’ markets. The site allows shoppers to view producers by category, such as dairy and eggs, veggies and herbs or honey and syrups, and includes a variety of business models, including U-pick farms, community supported agriculture (CSA) programs, milk producers and wool artisans. The Know Your Farmer feature profiles select farmers in Southeast Wisconsin.
“Food bought at a grocery store travels around 1,500 miles before it ends up on a plate. We’re thrilled to offer GreenFarmStand.org as a way to reduce this number and support the growers and artisans in Wisconsin,” comments Ortiz.