In 2013, some of our buying clubs began final preparations for becoming full retail stores in the next couple of years. With this, they are achieving their long term goals for a community market with a social and environmental consciousness that keeps money flowing to local farmers.
Buying clubs are sometimes just buying clubs.Â Groups of friends or neighbors who order food in bulk to save some money.Â But some, and more and more, are growing and using the buying club to eventually open a community store.Â I’m happy to present two of our clients that have made it to that point. … Read more
The software they speak of is your’s truly.Â We are super psyched to work with this motivated person to create a COSTCO alternative! SEATTLE â€” Want to get great deals on bulk food but donâ€™t feel like signing up for a Costco membership? A Seattle-area woman has a deal for you. She is starting a … Read more
In terms of my day to day work I don’t always get to see the people I work with.Â It’s usually by phone or Skype.Â Today was a special treat to spend it with the Boondocks Buying Club in Bethel, ME.
One face in the room was a familiar partner, but the rest were those taking on the seriousness of growing a buying club meant to reduce prices, create relationships with farmers, and make food more accessible to folks who don’t make it to the local farmer’s market.Â Folks like senior citizens and those for whom the timing of the market doesn’t work out consistently.
What a great idea, and a nice show of creativity within a buying club. They’re saving money, being involved in the community and giving.Â What more can we ask for? Read full article…
One of our customers, the Portland Food Co-op, recently had an open house at their new location. It was a space that was donated, rent free for five years and the group did an amazing job renovating it. With the software and more physical space to run a large food pickup with stations for picking … Read more
While we have not put BuyingClubSoftware.com to work yet, the idea of ordering food being the seed of community is what this story says to me.Â A group that has worked hard and created a community of their own, getting a donation like this from an interested party is a big game changer. The donation … Read more
I am sick from learning about this.Â No, outraged. I don’t care what the law says or how technical it gets in how they charge these people, they come in with guns pointed? To spend time and money going after people because they chose to buy raw milk is not what I call freedom of … Read more