Annette, who runs the Peaceful Pantry buying club, has been with us from almost the beginning.Â She is the single person running the club and continues her success using BuyingClubSoftware.com.Â We invite you to check out their story and wonderful video about their buying club story.
Chelsea and Daniel Sutton are your typically awesome small family farm offering organically raised meats. Â 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? Â They arenâ€™t just our clients, but from our view they are doing great work. Â 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. Â If these words are foreign to you, I might suggest checking out their website and diving in to learn! Â
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.
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
Our client the Foodshed Alliance got some recognition from the New Jersey Herald for organizing buying clubs.Â They continue their great work getting more fresh food to New Jersey residents. Notice the article has no mention of the software.Â Of course we would love a plug, but it feels good to be the engine behind … Read more
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
It’s been many months since our first test.Â The software hasn’t changed too much, but we have cleared up tons of bugs found in the shopping piece, and added a bunch of tools on the back-end for management and finances. We know there is still a ways to go, but we are putting our foot … Read more