We love a good farmers market!! It's the perfect opportunity to find new favorite eats and handmade goods and to get to know the people who make them. We love farmers markets so much that we wanted to create the farmers market experience so that you can enjoy all of the goodness of a real, in-person market, right from your phone, wherever you may be!
So tomorrow, Friday, May 15, we are launching our very first #virtualfarmersmarket at 10am EST, hosted on Instagram! We're partnering with nearly a dozen other stores to bring you the best of online shopping every Friday! There will be the most delicious eats from granola (of course!) to chocolate to cookies and spectacular handmade, handcrafted goods from clutches and totes (that fight human trafficking! yeah!) to watercolor illustrations and cards and luxurious body care products!
So how exactly does a virtual farmers market work?
Each shop will be featuring a unique, one-of-a-kind item for sale every week! You'll be able to check out without even leaving Instagram by commenting on the shop's photo with your email address! The shop will then send a payment link to your email address. Once you've paid your invoice, your order will be complete! Easy as pie! :)
One of the best parts of a farmers market is being able to "walk the loop" and visit all of the different shops to see what's for sale! So, we're recreating that right in Instagram. Each shop will be tagging another shop in their photo. All you have to do is click on the photo and click the tagged shop to head to the next shop. You'll be able to do this for every single shop. Eventually you'll make it back to the shop you started with! Voila! You've walked the loop!! If you've ever participated in a loop giveaway, this will work in the same manner.
This is going to be a fantastic opportunity for you to "meet" new shops and small businesses, learn about new, amazing products and eats, and hopefully find some great, exciting goods and deals to grab every week!
Have a shop in mind that you'd like to see at the market? Let me know in the comments!!
If you're a granola fan like us, you can shop for our super delicious and hunger-fighting granola here!