A Few Words About Us
Have you ever had the joy of walking into a farm gate shop, where you can buy produce that has just been picked? It's fresh and smells and tastes great. Sadly you can't get this in a city.
There is a complicated food distribution chain which is really boring and full of lots of negotiation, logistics, procedures and corporate profits. Oh, and produce that is grown for shelf life and to look good with no flavour, yes you; Mr. Tomato and friends.
We are farmers pushing back against the traditional way and changing things a little. If we can't bring you to the country we are bringing the country to you. On Farmer DC food moves to you differently, straight from farm to a pick up point (DC) in the community where you live. A DC might be a house, a cafe, a local restaurant, or anyone with excess time or excess cool storage or freezer space to receive produce and hand it out. As it is all purchased here online, no cash changes hands — A type of click and collect.
THE BEST THING IS THAT WHEN YOU SPEND MONEY ON FARMER DC, MOST GOES STRAIGHT BACK TO FARMERS AND RURAL COMMUNITIES, THE REST TO A SMALL BUSINESS IN YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD WHO EARNS MONEY FOR RECEIVING AND HANDING OUT FARM PRODUCE. YOU CAN BUILD YOUR OWN FARMER NETWORK AND FOLLOW ON SOCIAL MEDIA WHERE YOUR FOOD IS GROWN. FARMERS ALSO LOVE FEEDBACK.
Please try this Farmer DC Pop Up shop, meanwhile, we are working hard to bring you the Farmer DC platform; a place where there will be many farmers and lots of produce. Anyone can register to become a Distribution Centre (DC) for our produce. If you want to earn some extra money and want to support farmers, you can register to become a DC. A DC might be a private house, a business or a warehouse.
As a DC you will receive food direct from farms that has already been pre ordered and paid for. You receive the food and then hand it out to a list of people in your community at pre-arranged pick up times. You will be paid 10% of the value of the produce, no money changes hands.
If you register it will mean we will explain more, there is no commitment.
We would love to hear from you.