Market Wagon today announced the launch of its online farmers market and delivery service in the Central Michigan area. Consumers now have more ways to order from their favorite local farms and artisanal food vendors. Market Wagon LLC, a startup company focused on helping farmers get their products to local consumers, says that it’s newest local food hub in Durand, MI the company’s 17th market launched in Central Michigan and will offer delivery service in Flint and surrounding areas. The company is accepting home delivery orders now at https://marketwagon.com/delivery/Central-Michigan. The delivery area includes Flint, Midland, Lapeer, Saginaw county, Clinton County, Ingham County, Eaton county, Gratiot County, and Shiawassee County in Michigan.
Dubbed an “online farmers market,” the service allows customers to browse locally-grown 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 in insulated totes using ice packs as-needed to preserve freshness. Area residents can enjoy local shopping not only during harvest season but all year long, after most physical farmers markets have closed for the season.
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. We have attracted plenty of attention from Indiana and Kentucky shoppers and food producers eager for our launch. Our online store contains everything you’d expect to find at a physical farmers market – local farm-fresh eggs, dairy, meat, produce, baked goods, and more.”
“This business is all about giving consumers more ways and easier access to buy local – and giving farmers and food producers more ways to reach them,” said Nick Carter, co-founder and CEO of Market Wagon. According to a recent survey of food consumers, over 44% of respondents have already tried 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 family farm, is passionate about the company’s mission.
There are over 200 local products to choose from in the Central Michigan market already, with more vendors loading new products every day. Shopping requires no upfront fees or long-term subscriptions. Interested food producers can apply to become a vendor the company’s website, MarketWagon.com.
Market Wagon also operates local food networks in 8 states across the Midwest. To learn more about Market Wagon LLC, visit their website at www.marketwagon.com or call Nick Carter at 317-401-9338.