What is a Farmstand?
A farmstand is a point-of-sale that is set up exactly where the food is grown. Instead of shipping food around, consumers attend a farm to pick up produce.
Why is a Farmstand an important part of the local food economy?
Farmstands bring people out to local farms, which is important in connecting to where our food comes from. They also reduce barriers for farmers by allowing farmers to work on farming instead of refrigerating, shipping/travel, coordinating extra employees, etc. Farmstands have no fees for food producers, which can help our struggling food growers to keep more capital in-house to be reinvested into the next season. When farmers do well we can rely on a sustainable source of local food for years to come.