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Jocelyn Campbell
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This is an excellent example of a value added market stand or food truck business. I don't think she grows the food herself, but she sounds committed to local, seasonal food. It's a cool model and was successful on kickstarter.

Check it out: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/980025442/spread-goodness-around-atlanta?ref=card.

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John Polk
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That is a nice example.  I believe that with each passing day, a larger percentage of Americans are growing weary of "business-as-usual" within the normal food supply being offered by corporate America.  The vast majority have limited access to the better options, and her example is spreading the availability.

As a nation, with both parents working, we are becoming addicted to 'ready-to-eat' convenience foods, and her example shows that this is still possible, without needing a PhD in chemistry to understand what is in the foods we eat.

I wish her success, as each satisfied customer is another warrior in this battle against the multi-national corporations that are trying to dictate our diets.
Jeanine Gurley
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Similar to the old milk truck or the fish cart, wouldn't it be cool to have a daily or weekly truck go through the neighborhood hawking fresh friuts, veggies, and eggs?

In Chicago back in the late 70s there was a fish truck that would come around and you could just walk out to the truck and select your fish.  Not sure if you could get permits for that kind of thing today.

I know there were a lot of older people and people that didn't have cars that were regular customers.


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Jocelyn Campbell
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Jeanine Gurley wrote:
Similar to the old milk truck or the fish cart, wouldn't it be cool to have a daily or weekly truck go through the neighborhood hawking fresh friuts, veggies, and eggs?

In Chicago back in the late 70s there was a fish truck that would come around and you could just walk out to the truck and select your fish.  Not sure if you could get permits for that kind of thing today.

I know there were a lot of older people and people that didn't have cars that were regular customers.




Well, a lot of neighborhoods have ice cream trucks! 

There are home delivery services available in many places these days, though not quite a food or fish truck.

These services might be a bit off topic, but they should be kept in mind since they would be competition for a food, milk or fish truck, to be sure:

  • [li]milk truck - these are still happening in my area at least![/li]
    [li]Schwan's (sp?) is a frozen (not organic?) food delivery service that might be fairly widespread[/li]
    [li]AmazonFresh - through amazon.com, perhaps in urban areas only and again, not exactly local, though they do have organic available[/li]
    [li]spud.com - a fave of mine here on the West Coast, which specializes in local, organic food[/li]
    [li]CSA box delivery - several CSA services around here deliver to the door for an additional fee, and many CSA's are adding fruit, eggs, meat and/or other foods or groceries[/li]
    [li]Azure - another PNW organic and bulk food purchase/delivery option[/li]


  • FWIW, the organic items I've been buying online (spud and azure), sight unseen, have actually been higher quality than what I can find in my local suburban/urban grocery stores. Spud claims that each of its delivery trucks replaces 100 cars going to the grocery store, so in that sense, it is far more fuel efficient!

    I'm sure folks in other areas have other food delivery services available, though I understand it's not the same as a fish truck, where you can walk out your front door and see it before you buy it.

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    I wonder if a CSA could manage to make a deal with the post office for local deliveries so that they could get food straight to their costumers without adding another truck route
     
     
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