Home delivery of local products
The action of food delivery has taken different shapes depending on where it has been initiated and the kind of local entrepreneurs, producers, and farmers.
In the community of Machynlleth in Wales, the question of adapting has been focused on finding ways for local businesses to cooperate to jointly reach and maintain their customers. This covers all kinds of local entrepreneurs from bookstores to bakeries. Most businesses have made their usual products possible to order via their homepages.
On the other hand, in the region of Campania, the aim has been to create a network mainly for dairy producers. In some areas, the initiative has come from networks of local farmers, where the customer can place an order via the farmer’s Facebook pages, while in others this was achieved in cooperation with regional authorities.
In Romania and the county of Harghita, the initiative came from the County Council and is executing by its subordinated institution, the Development Agency of Harghita County. The result has been a platform named ‘Szekler products’ where the customer can order directly from local farmers and entrepreneurs. In other areas and depending on the promoter, lists of the orders are received either online or via mail.
A similar action is taking place in the Koroška region, the regional development agency (RRA Koroška, d.o.o.) is supporting local food and crafts producers by establishing a strong local network. By listing all local producers, the inhabitants can easily reach and buy local food/products directly from the manufacturer.