The recent merger between Whole Foods and Amazon has slashed prices for organic and sustainably-sourced goods sold at the grocery chain. This changes the face of grocery shopping and the next logical step is online shopping. But what does the Whole Foods and Amazon merger mean for the small farm trying to compete? Retail markets offer consumers convenience and lower prices than the local farm or farmer’s market. The CSA model, restaurant and wholesale operations guarantee a secure slot for local businesses and the growing local food movement. Especially since there are some products that consumers purchase based on quality (i.e. fish, meat, etc.) that cannot be guaranteed fresh at delivery. Of course, nothing beats knowing your farmer and supporting the local economy.
On August 31, 2017August 31, 2017