Beat the Rush based in Cambridge will offer the delivery service. Amanda Kidd, Beat the Rush founder and CEO, is the market manager for the Cambridge Farmers Market, where she does market delivery in addition to restaurant delivery and a personal grocery shopping and delivery service, mostly on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
“The farmers market concept hasn’t changed in decades, while consumer behaviors and preferences have changed dramatically,” said Carol D’Agostino, Centreville Main Street manager.
Through the pilot delivery program, shoppers who wish to have their orders delivered will pay a $25 subscription fee for the 2019 season to help defray the operational and administrative costs.
Shoppers will place and pay for their orders online. Orders within 2.3 miles of the market will pay a $5 delivery charge per order , while customers further out will pay $7. If multiple orders come from the same address, the delivery charge will be divided evenly among the orders. The service will be free to customers within the businesses at Centreville Plaza.
In addition to the delivery service, the market is adding a takeaway food option so shoppers can pick up or enjoy a quick meal while they are making their farmers market purchases, adding a small business pop-up participate option so that local small businesses can leverage the market to promote their business and hiring a dedicated, seasonal part-time market manager.
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