During these times of quarantine our diet his one of the most important things we can do to combat illness’s. The trick to eating right is finding the best goods grown locally and YES LOCAL does matter. Think about how soon the fruit and veggies have to be harvested to make it to your kitchen when it’s coming from all over the world, not to mention the chemicals and preservatives it takes to make the journey. So what do you do? You go to the best farmers market you can find.
The idea for Local Level came while visiting the best farmers market in Maui with the lovely Michael Greene, who was the angel that turned me on to farmers markets. One day we couldn’t find the farmer we were looking for which was a bit frustrating as he was the reason we went to the market. While enjoying a fresh orange on Mike and Moons property I rolled up my sleeves and got to work.
I wanted to create da platform featuring all the farmers markets searchable by day, week, weekend or whenever you’d like. Also, each farmers market profile features all the farms and goods that will be there.
So I thought and thought and thought, what else could make this new platform exciting? And out of no where – BAM! It came to me, the ability to have personal shoppers go to the market for customers for people who might be at risk. You can also search by fruit, veggie, and provisions.
Here are some of the additional features:
You can sort by fruit
You can sort by veggie
You can sort by provisions
You can sort by PPE – Masks, gloves, social distanced
You can find restaurants that use local farmers markets
You can find private chefs
One of the more exciting aspects of shopping and the local farmers markets is that it supports the economy tremendously. So it’s a double edged sword in the fight against COVID.