Now chefs can order local food online 24/7

September 8, 2012 at 3:59 pm 1 comment

Will Cramer of Ever Laughter Farm makes a delivery order that was placed online at Mint Market. (photo by

It’s a dream come true for local chefs who love fresh local food. Now, thanks to Mint Market, restaurants can order directly from farmers, bakers and other vendors 24/7 via a new online market, and expect the goods to be delivered to their door any day of the week. Chefs will pay wholesale prices and avoid traveling market to market in search of what they need.

It’s also a great deal for local farmers and vendors trying to expand their customer base. Instead of trying to spend another day at another market, they let Mint Market know what they have for sale in the coming week and if a local chef places an order, they deliver it directly.  Farmers can chat with the chef when they make the delivery, building the important relationships that chefs and fresh food vendors have always relied on. But with Mint, the business details are taken care of online.

Why hasn’t someone thought of this before? here are Tonline farmers markets in other foodsheds around the country. But Mint Market is the only online wholesale market, and it is designed just  for chefs.

It’s the brainchild of Rick Spero, who earned a physics doctorate at Carolina, and David Ivy, a computer science graduate of N.C. State.

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