Local Foods Plymouth
In the United States food travels an average of 1500 miles to get from the farm to the table. Along with petroleum based pesticides and fertilizers used to grow our food and the refrigeration and storage needed to transport it, food in general carries a very large energy component. This is why PAREI worked along side D-Acres Organic Farm and community volunteers to help start Local Foods Plymouth in 2006.
Local Foods Plymouth (LFP), now a project of PAREI, is an on-line store front where people can order their produce, meat or dairy products on the internet and then pick up the entire order in one place. The on-line marketplace takes orders once a week or once every other week depending on the season. On-line buyers pay a 5% handling fee with each order to help cover some of the program’s administrative costs, otherwise the program is free to buyers.
Today LFP has grown to include 29 farms and an average of 25 weekly orders. In 2009, $28,991 dollars flowed through LFP from buyers to farmers. Local Foods Plymouth’s Buyer E-mails have played a large role in boosting the community’s participation in buying local foods and attending the Plymouth’s Farmers Market.
To find out more about Local Foods Plymouth, make a donation or place a food order on-line please visit the LFP website at: www.localfoodsplymouth.org
For General Questions or to Sign up to receive LFP’s “Buyer Reminder E-mail” send an e-mail to: email@example.com