Peterborough Startup Locavorest Offers Home Delivery Service For Local Produce

Locavorest, a delivery service that connects local food producers to consumers, is now launching home delivery services throughout the city of Peterborough.

Over the past year, Locavorest has provided food to more than 100 customers in the region with products from over 25 local producers, including Lunar Rhythms Organic Garden, Electric Juice Factory, Healey Falls Bison Farm, and Chick-a-biddy Acres.

 Happy customer with her order from Locavorest

Happy customer with her order from Locavorest

With home delivery, customers can pay a flat rate $7 fee to have a Locavorest employee deliver their order straight to their home.

Delivery is available within the City of Peterborough, with plans to expand throughout Peterborough County in late 2018. Customers can have their order delivered to their home on Fridays between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

 Locavorest co-founders Megan Boyles, Mark Kirton and Vinay Viswanathan

Locavorest co-founders Megan Boyles, Mark Kirton and Vinay Viswanathan

“By providing a home delivery service, we will be able to better provide consumers an efficient way of gaining local produce, without having to leave their home,” says Megan Boyles, Chief Executive Officer of Locavorest. “This service is also great for those that don’t have vehicles or general access to places like the farms or farmers markets.”

If Locavorest delivers when a customer won’t be home, they can simply leave a cooler and ice packs outside the residence so a Locavorest employee can drop the produce off.

For more info, visit their website here.

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