Courtesy Bmore Media – Friends and Farms last month launched two pickup sites in Baltimore, in Roland Park and Little Italy. The Columbia-based alternative food provider is starting with 30 customers at the new locations but expects to increase that number and to add additional pickup sites in the future.
“We knew there was a community in the city for us,” says director of marketing Regina McCarthy, who conducted a marketing campaign with an emphasis on social media before the Baltimore launch.“We picked those sites because they are central and north of downtown,” says McCarthy, “and also because we are working with people who understand what wer’e doing.”
The Baltimore pickup sites are at Gilman School, at 5407 Roland Ave. and 210 South Central Ave, at Stratford University.
Friends & Farms sells weekly baskets of fresh, locally-grown produce and other items year-round. Customers pick up their baskets at designated sites on designated days. Since its founding last year, the company has grown from three sites to seven and from 30 customers to over 250. Sites are located in Anne Arundel, Baltimore and Howard counties besides Baltimore. It’s one of several companies that are delivering farm-fresh produce and meat.
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