Barn2Door Brings Food from Farm to Home
COURTESY OF BARN2DOOR
In today’s culinary-conscious world, we’re increasingly aware of the quality of the food we’re feeding to our families. For parents who can’t fit in a trip to the farmers market or might not want to commit to a CSA share, Seattle-based Barn2Door offers a solution: consumers can buy food directly from farmers.
Launched in 2015 by Janelle Maiocco, a former stay-at-home mom, trained chef and now MBA-schooled CEO, Barn2Door is a powerful new platform that changes the way we access food, and bridges the gap between local farmers and consumers.
Maiocco, who grew up on a farm in Bellingham, is committed to helping local agriculture by providing farmers with an accessible marketplace, as well as empowering the consumer to buy as locally and sustainably as possible.
Barn2Door makes it easy for busy families; simply log onto their website and browse what different farmers are selling on any given day. Each farm offers a number of local and convenient pick-up locations to choose from, and some offer home delivery.
There’s a wide range of fish and sustainable meats available, from Copper River salmon to packs of pasture-raised Heritage pork that include roasts, hams, sausages and bacon. Grass-fed beef is available in bulk, or already formed into burger patties, making summer cookouts all the easier. A number of seasonal vegetables are always available, or you can choose a “harvest box,” containing the farmer’s choice of what’s fresh that week — a great way to sample the best of the season.
Artisanal jams, syrups and cheese are also available to fill out your larder; they also make thoughtful gifts. “We’re giving people a choice, and the availability to purchase directly from local farmers,” Maiocco says, “letting them impact the future of food for their children, grandchildren and many generations to come.”