Reducing the Devastating Impact on Local Small Farms and Businesses During Social Distancing.
The idea for a farmers market delivery service was born from the need to keep our local small farms and businesses operational during the outbreak and help to mitigate the economic impact on our community by creating an affordable delivery service for fresh, healthy products from our market vendors to residents of Vero Beach.
As widespread event cancellations sweep our nation, the small farms and local businesses who normally operate at the Farmers Market Oceanside at Humiston Park in Vero Beach have lost their sales venues. Many of these vendors sell ONLY at farmer’s markets and do not have any alternative means to get their products to their customers. Shipping is cost prohibitive, time consuming, and extremely difficult with delicate food items.
We are solving that problem. Now customers can pre-order products from our website, cutting down on waste and spoilage, and receive their fresh, local products delivered directly to their doors on Saturdays. Check back often as we are continuing to add new vendors.
How it works: Visit www.farmersmarketdropoff.com to place your order by Thursday at 6pm for the following Saturday delivery. Our small farms and businesses will receive your pre-orders and use all day Friday working to fulfill them. Orders will be consolidated and delivered to your door on Saturdays. At this time, delivery is ONLY available in Vero Beach, but we hope to expand to surrounding areas shortly.
NO CONTACT DELIVERY OPTION AVAILABLE! Simply request “no contact” in the delivery instructions and place a cooler outside of your door for us to deliver to. We will send you a text when your items have arrived!
Important request to the public: please keep in mind that supplies are limited. Each vendor is a small business with a somewhat limited capacity to fulfill orders. We will do our best to learn and grow to meet demand, but please stick with us as we get this brand new service operational and streamlined, and know that you have our sincerest thanks for your support of our local small farms and businesses. Shop small and save our local economy!