Peaceful Pantry – Alberta, Canada – Consumer Buying Club Video

Annette, who runs the Peaceful Pantry buying club, has been with us from almost the beginning.  She is the single person running the club and continues her success using BuyingClubSoftware.com.  We invite you to check out their story and wonderful video about their buying club story.

What makes The Peaceful Pantry a success?

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Nature’s Touch Farm – LaGrange, NC – Farmers & BuyingClubSoftware.com

The Sutton FamilyNature’s Touch Farm
La Grange, North Carolina

Chelsea and Daniel Sutton are your typically awesome small family farm offering organically raised meats.  Serving the Eastern North Carolina area, they offer meats grown on their own farm pasture. To round out their product offering, they offer dozens of other products from other local farmers.

Why do we love these guys?  They aren’t just our clients, but from our view they are doing great work.  They have a video series about using fresh and healthy ingredients on a budget, they write in their blog about GMOs. Simply put, they get it.  If these words are foreign to you, I might suggest checking out their website and diving in to learn!  

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Trends: Food Co-op Storefronts Add Buying Clubs to Business

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.

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Buying Club Success!

Buying clubs are sometimes just buying clubs.  Groups of friends or neighbors who order food in bulk to save some money.  But some, and more and more, are growing and using the buying club to eventually open a community store.  I’m happy to present two of our clients that have made it to that point. … Read more

Boondocks Buying Club in Bethel, Maine Gathers with Local Farmers for a DIY Market

In terms of my day to day work I don’t always get to see the people I work with.  It’s usually by phone or Skype.  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.  Folks like senior citizens and those for whom the timing of the market doesn’t work out consistently.

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Portland Food Co-op Continues to Grow

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

Foodshed Alliance Gains Recognition Organizing Buying Clubs

Our client the Foodshed Alliance got some recognition from the New Jersey Herald for organizing buying clubs.  They continue their great work getting more fresh food to New Jersey residents. Notice the article has no mention of the software.  Of course we would love a plug, but it feels good to be the engine behind … Read more

Our First Client Outside of Maine – Foodshed Alliance

On April 15th, 2011 we will be setting up 2 systems for the Foodshed Alliance located in Blairstown, New Jersey, with hopes to setup more in the future if they are successful in this pilot program. It was great to connect with a non-profit interested in using this software to ease the process of starting … Read more