MARKET WAGON EXPANDS TO DELIVER LOCAL FOODS IN MONROE COUNTY Posted on 29 Nov 14:28
With Winter Around the Corner, “Online Farmers Market” Comes to Bloomington
Indianapolis, IN – November 29, 2017 – Starting December 1, shoppers will have a new way to order from their favorite local farms and artisanal food vendors. Market Wagon LLC, an Indiana-based company, will begin offering delivery in Monroe County. The announcement comes as Bloomington’s popular summer farmers market has closed for the season.
Market Wagon brands itself as an “online farmers market” that delivers. Customers browse products on their computer or smartphone throughout the week and place an order from multiple local vendors with one single checkout. Orders are delivered each Thursday afternoon both to homes and to local businesses that serve as pickup points. The service makes shopping for local food easier for Monroe County residents who cannot travel weekly to a physical farmers market.
According to Market Wagon co-founder Dan Brunner, “Market Wagon’s mission is to enable food producers to thrive in their local and regional markets.” The company accomplishes that mission, Brunner says, by “providing exceptional choice and service to their nearby customers who will know exactly where their food comes from. Our online store contains the sorts of things you’d expect to find at a physical farmers market – local farm-fresh eggs, dairy, meat, produce, baked goods – and more.” The products come from over 100 farms and artisans around Central Indiana, including some familiar names from the immediate Monroe County area such as Primally Inspired Eats, Sycamore Run Farm, and Good Life Farms.
“This business is all about giving consumers more ways and more access to buy local – and just as importantly, giving local farmers and food producers more ways to reach them,” said Nick Carter, CEO and co-founder of Market Wagon. According to a recent survey of Indiana consumers, over 44% of consumers have already begun ordering groceries online. “By bringing the same products you’d expect at a local farmers market into an online shop, we are increasing the market for local farms and artisans, and ultimately it’s those vendors that win.” Carter, born and raised on a small Indiana farm, is passionate about the company’s mission.
There are over 1,000 products to choose from in the online market already, with more Monroe County vendors loading new products every day. Both shopping and vending require no upfront fees or long-term subscriptions. Interested food producers should visit MarketWagon.com to inquire about becoming a vendor.
The first delivery date for Monroe County will be Thursday, December 7th, 2017, with an order cutoff date of Tuesday, December 5th.
Market Wagon also operates local food networks in Indianapolis, Evansville, and La Porte. To learn more about Market Wagon LLC, visit their website at www.marketwagon.com or call Nick Carter at 317-401-9338.
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