View Full Version : How to have your organic fruits, veggies,and herbs grown for you and delivered to you
12-06-2009, 06:15 PM
I came across this online and it seems like a very cool concept.
Basically you get 120sq. ft. or 240 sq. ft. of leased farm land and you get to tell them what you would like to grow(weather permitting of course)and everything is certified organic. They even setup a live video stream of your crops. They will supposedly have an online farmers market where you can also sell your crops at whatever price you set if you choose to do so.
Do you guys think this is a good alternative to like trader joe's, Wholefoods, and what not? Thoughts?
12-06-2009, 08:57 PM
A friend has been trying to get me to sign up for this. So far it is just a concept. They have no store and no prices set. I told her I wouldn't sign up until I KNEW it would save me some money. It is brand new and they are just trying to get people to sign on right now.
The more questions I asked, the more she said, just sign up. I like to know what I am getting into first! But I do know she is very excited about it.
12-06-2009, 09:33 PM
Well I did "sign up" for now cause its free until they actually launch. I attended one of the meetings and actually spoke to the supposed owner of the farm. They are located in Oregon and according to them will open shop in the next week or two. I am just waiting for the marketplace to open because they already have the pricing for the land you will be leasing and you do not pay for any of the crops just shipping...
12-07-2009, 02:35 AM
I don't think it's for me but Thanks for Sharing.
12-07-2009, 06:14 AM
katchmoleen--I think its MLM--multi level marketing, if i read the site correctly. someone correct me if im wrong, but i think it said you get credit or something for every person up to the 5th degree away... if so, that could be part of your friend wanting you to sign up--
12-07-2009, 06:51 AM
I just thought its a unique idea and incorporates something good for a change so even if it is a multilevel marketing and someone makes money from me signing up, I will be getting fruits and veggies that I want grown and that are organic for less than shopping at whole foods. If that is the bottom line, I can care less if they become millionaires. But lets see how it goes, i'm going into another meeting of theirs tonight...
Sugar Snap Pea
12-07-2009, 07:35 AM
It does sound like MLM. Wonder how much it will be. Interesting concept.
12-07-2009, 07:52 AM
I actually did receive a call from the farmer who answered some questions. I think its less MLM and more a farmer with 21st century approach for pre-selling crops that he will be growing anyway. I think he made it into MLM just to get the word out and get more people interested so he advertises through word of mouth rather than paying for internet advertising... Anyway, going to the meeting tonight so I can update this later tonight...
12-07-2009, 10:11 AM
katchmoleen--I think its MLM--multi level marketing,
Ahhhhh- the dreaded "opportunity"
12-07-2009, 10:23 AM
Ahhhhh- the dreaded "opportunity"
I don't understand your reply? how it he word "dreaded" any way to describe this concept?
12-07-2009, 05:52 PM
hey carlitos--dont get me wrong, i think this project COULD be a great idea...its just that the problem with MLM--and I've heard this directly from people who were involved with MLM and then felt they had to stop for this reason--for their own good-- is that becuase you get a kickback (make money) off of every person that you get to sign up or that you sell a product to, or whatever, that there is the danger of starting to look at every person as a potential money-maker, even your friends. in fact it was at a raw foods potluck that i first heard the term MLM and that it was explained to me, and it was people there saying that they had made themselves stop doing it because they didnt like the way it changed their vision of the human person; ie. looking at every person as a potential source of profit if you could get them to sign up.
When katchmoleeen mentioned how her friend kept urging her to sign up sign up sign up, despite her questions and wanting more information, it just reminded me of the conversations I had with these people about MLM. And I had just looked at their website and i thought i remember seeing something that looked MLM.
dont get me wrong--i think this whole thing COULD maybe be really cool..although i wonder about all the air-miles /truck miles from the transportation costs of trying to get fresh produce transported in small amounts and still have it fresh and what sort of carbon footprint that leaves versus buying more locally or growing your own stuff locally, etc... i.e. if you did a local CSA for crops that grew in your area, etc, you wouldnt be paying all those airmiles on your spinach and carrots etc. so, im just not sure about it. it makes more sense to me for people to grow in their backyards, but i guess the point of this is for people who dont want to actually be the one growing the stuff and who dont have backyards! so, it could definitely be attractive to some people; im just not sure about it... i also couldnt watch the movies, they wouldnt work, :( and i didnt find much written info on the website to go by :/ i cant find the mlm thing on here again but i really thought i came across somewhere on there last night that you got money back for people who you referred or whatever. SOMEONE CORRECT ME IF IM WRONG! i dont want to start a rumor!!!! a lot of places on that site it says "find out how you can get your _____(garden, or membership or whatever) for free" which is again i think related to the MLM but im not sure.
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