The Concord Carlisle Marketplace is an online bulletin board where farmers can post goods for sale, and buyers can agree to purchase them. The Concord Carlisle Marketplace platform is a Google document showing real-time availability and is open to all who would like to participate. See below to gain access.
This fall we will be using the Marketplace to make connections between farmers and the Concord and Carlisle Public School meal programs, the Colonial Inn (hosting A Taste of Historic Concord on November 5th) and any other interested buyers.
The marketplace exists to help connect farms with wholesale buyers and facilitate transactions in an efficient way. This will especially benefit growers who don’t often use the wholesale channel by allowing them to sell larger quantities than they can to their retail customers.
Buyers will have access to more local farms without the need to directly contact them on a regular basis to check for availability. The dynamic nature of the marketplace helps to match supply and demand in what can be an unpredictable market.
This platform is in beta/pilot stage. If this platform is successful, further resources will be dedicated to build a more robust online platform.
Sample View of the Marketplace
How it Works
We are eager to develop a more robust platform to scale this opportunity to other members of the food system, including institutions. Please email concordfoodcollaborative[at]gmail[com] with any questions or ideas.