Skip The Store, Local Farms Will Deliver To Your Door
This actually solves a couple of current problems.
Reddit user u/jasoncurescu shared this website and post on the Rockford subreddit yesterday.
When we received stay at home orders, my friend David and I started looking for meat and produce for our families so we could eat healthier meals since it was already looking like we'd be in it for the long haul. However, grocery store delivery had limited supply and a lot of meat/produce subscription box services had just started waitlisting, so we started to do farm research and found some really great farms that delivered to our doors during this pandemic.
We started to put together a database of farms that have online stores where you can get meat, produce, and dairy delivered straight to your doors or available for pick-up at the farm. We just finished adding new farms this weekend that are located in Illinois so we thought that r/rockford would love to have this resource. It is a great way to help our local farmers and help people who want to cook at home like David and myself.
So far we have around ~290 right now in our database with a large focus on IL area farms. We are still in the beginning stages and we’re doing all the research manually, so let us know if you have any suggestions, whether it’s farms to add or ideas!
I literally had no idea you could just go to farms and buy stuff or order online and have it shipped to your door.
This is a great way to directly support local farmers and avoid going to crowded grocery stores during the pandemic.
I poked around the website a little and found a handful of farms about 30 minutes away that would make a nice weekend trip. There's also quite a few more farms in the area and all over Illinois that will deliver meat and produce right to your door.
Check out farmsthataredelivering.com yourself and see if there's something out there for you.