Red Hills Small Farm Alliance helps local farmers with online market

Posted at 7:16 PM, Feb 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-26 19:16:42-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Deborah Keller, owner of Oyster Mom in Tallahassee, wears many hats for her business. She said thanks to Red Hills Small Farm Alliance, the retail shop owner isn't one of them.

"We get products from all around the area brought right into Tallahassee fresh as can be," said Keller.

The website offers fresh and local goods from more than 90 small businesses and farms within a 100-mile radius of Tallahassee, working as an online farmers market.

Cari Roth, President of the Red Hills Small Farm Alliance, said they've seen an increase of up to 400 shoppers since the pandemic started.

"Our customers get into it because they really love the local food and how fresh it is, it literally gets harvested the day before it gets delivered to you," said Roth.

A unique concept, especially for local farmers, like Sundiata Ameh-el, who sells his produce that's grown from restaurant's recycled food waste.

"When you go to a farmers market, you may be left at the end of the market with two or three hundred dollars worth of produce, but with red hills, you list what you want to provide for that week, you pick to order, and that's it," said Ameh-el.

There are two options for you to bring farm-fresh goods to your home. There's the home delivery option and there are also hubs located across the city.

Here's a link to the Red Hills Small Farm Alliance website.