A little while ago they also made a post about Farmers Markets and described ways to make them more accomadating towards bicycles. I have a confession to make: I've never been to a Farmers Market. At least, not in the sense of a 'weekly gathering of local farmers who sell their product to the public' type of Farmers Market. I've been to a food co-op in Knoxville and I've been to the Trolley Stop Market on Madison but my weekends are usually devoted to work.
Em and I have considered a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture - one purchases a "subscription" from a local farm early in the season which will guarantee a weekly supply on seasonal fresh veggies delivered to a drop-off location) but we're hesitant because of our schedules. What if we can't make it to the drop-off?
A gentleman in Minneapolis has solved this problem for his city. (Ah, Minneapolis, with your bike lanes and light rail...) Randall has started VeloVeggies. The idea is simple:
"1. We go the farm's drop site.
2. We put your share on our bicycle trailer.
3. We pedal your veggies to your home."
This genius idea combines several of my favorite things: bicycles, hauling stuff by bicycles, and food. Maybe for an extra couple of bucks he'll stop at the beer store, too.