Virtual Farmers Market Membership (Free until September 2020)
Note: Due to contributions from UCPR, S,D&G and Cornwall, market membership for all vendors within the five counties is FREE until September 2020!
Now more than ever, consumers are seeking alternative methods for the purchase and distribution of their food. To move forward, a collaborative approach is needed to ensure that our local food sector remains strong, adaptable, and resilient in these uncertain times.
The Eastern Ontario Agri-Food Network is spearheading a Virtual Farmers Market as a collaboration between the United Counties of Prescott Russell, S,D&G and the City of Cornwall in order to serve producers in each of these regions by providing a direct-to-consumer sales platform that will allow vendors to easily transition to selling local food products online while participating in cooperative marketing efforts.
In partnership with the Local Line platform (https://site.localline.ca/) vendors will receive the following benefits as members of the Virtual Farmers Market:
Full control of products and associated prices
Full control over delivery/pick up options
Access to ongoing training and support for the platform
Part of collaborative marketing efforts to promote the market
The market will be open 24/7 while allowing vendors to open or close their shops at will.
Delivery/pick up policies can be customized by each vendor. At this time, we encourage following a no contact protocol.
Physical distribution points will continue to be established through the life of this market. This will provide the option for vendors to partner with local businesses and organizations for the drop off and subsequent pick up of their product at a signle location. Customers will have the ability to shop vendors who are subscribed to their chosen delivery method or pick up point.
Once your request for membership has been received, you will be contacted via the email provided to obtain additional information.