Fresh home delivery service begins anew
One of the oldest home services, remembered mainly by older Southeast residents, is returning, and the owner of the service says he expects it to be a business success.
Its expressed in the business slogan: The milkmans back!Yes, its true – you will have the opportunity of arranging to get regular delivery of milk, as well as a few other staples, such as eggs and bread. Based in the Brooklyn neighborhood, but with plans to serve the whole city from there, the new business is called Local Farmers Delivery, and it has begun service in Inner Southeast this month.
Our business is new, but this is a very old concept, agreed company President Scott McDonald.
Specifically, the firm will be providing local home delivery, at no extra cost, of well-known brands such as Alpenrose Dairy products, Franz Bakery items, and Portland Roasting coffees – along with staples like fresh eggs, yogurt, and orange juice – to residents doors twice a week.
They provide an insulated cooler bag to keep products fresh, from the time theyre delivered to customers front porches between 2 and 8 in the morning, until theyre brought into the house. By the time people get up and want breakfast, these products will be at their door, McDonald explained.
We go from the dairy to your door in 24 hours, he added. And our products are at grocery store prices; some of our products are even less expensive.
The services of the neighborhood milkman were gone by the 1960s, when supermarkets had become the place to shop for these products. Now its come full circle, says McDonald, because families are so busy. We find that people really like the convenience of this old concept.
In addition to creating local jobs, McDonald also pointed out that their milk delivery persons watch out for neighbors when theyre out selling the service, or delivering overnight. Ive actually stopped a break-in in progress myself. McDonald grew up in Portland, but lived for a time in Australia, where he developed the business concept. Now hes back in his home town to provide a convenient service many thought theyd never see again.
The service is already underway; find out more about, or sign up for, Local Farmers Delivery by calling 503/234-7273, or visiting their new website: www.localfarmersdelivery.com.
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