farmer2family.com : a Direct Contact Between Farmers and Local Consumers
TALLANSTOWN, Ireland, April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
The online platform “farmer2family” [http://farmer2family.com ] will enable the
consumers in 9 European countries to contact their local farmers, directly and free of
Everyone can now enjoy local and fresh produce, from their local suppliers, every day
of every year.
Some 4.5 million farmers, fruit- and vegetable-growers, fishermen and the like in 9
European countries (Great Britain, Ireland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxemburg, France,
Germany, Austria and Switzerland) will be able to offer their fresh and local products
directly to their customers in their village via the “farmer2family” platform.
A local service with a wide variety
Every farmer, vegetable and fruit growers, fisherman, hunter, all directly involved
with fresh produce and registered as such, can now log on free of charge into the platform
“farmer2family”. On their local page they can then offer their products to their local
customers. Every supply-advert for fruit, vegetables, fish, fresh and transformed meat
products …… will remain online for 7 days, but can be renewed at will. Local customers
can read and react to these, but they can also demand specific products as and when they
like. “The whole platform is as an open market where supply meets demand for fresh and
diverse produce. It is a very local service where farmers directly meet with their
customers” as explains Luc Adriaenssen, initiator of the project.
A completely free service
The service as proposed on the “farmer2family” platform is and will remain completely
free of charge for farmers and consumers. “No commission, no intermediaries, no
interference whatsoever” as confirms Luc Adriaenssen.
A few paying publicity spaces will be incorporated on each local page (also free of
charge for the first year), for local shops, restaurants, sports- and cultural activities,
B&B and so on.
Also on smartphones and tablets
The platform “farmer2family” to be launched on 10 April 2012 will include a mobile
version for smartphones and tablets. With a few clics 260 million consumers in 9 European
countries will be able to get in direct and free contact with their local farmers. They
will then be able to buy local fresh produce at a fair price, every day.
http://www.farmer2family.com (UK en Ireland)
http://www.van-tuinder-naar-tafel.com (Flanders and Netherlands)
http://www.prod8frais.fr (France – Wallonia – Luxembourg – French Switzerland)
http://www.vom-land-zum-tisch.com (Germany – Austria – German Switzerland -