New “Food Hub” Organized in South Bernal Heights


Neighbor Ben on Moultrie has started a Farmigo food hub in South Bernal.

Which begs the question: What’s a Farmingo food hub??? Let’s let Neighbor Ben explain:

Are you interested in an easy way to get farmer’s-market fruits and veggies (plus eggs, yogurt, cheese, meat, fish, pickles, jams, bread, pasta, grains, and much more) that are local, fresh, & delicious during the week, delivered to a drop-off point for easy pickup?

Sydney and I have decided to organize a South Bernal Farmigo community to enable anyone in the neighborhood (or others, if it’s convenient) to do just that.

Our pickup time will be from 5:30-7:30 pm on Wednesdays, which means it’ll be perfectly timed to get you through the 2nd half of the week with products that are comparable to those from a nice farmer’s market with incredible variety.

Here’s how it works: 

  • Each week, between Thursday morning and Sunday at midnight, head on over to Farmigo’s online marketplace, where you can pick and choose whatever you want from the partnered farms and producers.
  • When you’ve placed your order, your food is packed into a bag just for you, making pick up a breeze, even if you order from a bunch of different farms.
  • Pick up your order at our house — 649 Moultrie St. — every Wednesday, from 5:30-7:30 pm.
  • Your credit card will be charged for exactly what you receive after you pick up. Don’t worry! There’s a 100% money-back guarantee if you aren’t happy with the quality of the products you receive on any given week.

Interested? Check it out here. And you can use the code LOCAL20 to get 20% off your first order:

But be sure to get your order in by Sunday at midnight in order to pick up on Wednesday.


Is this a CSA?
Farmigo is similar to a CSA in that both provide access fresh, seasonal food from local farmers. And there *are* bundles you can order, including mixed produce baskets. BUT part of what makes this great if that you can choose exactly what you want each week — whether that’s a bunch of fruits and veggies, a pizza, a quiche, bloody mary mix, avocados, yogurt, or fresh ravioli. So it’s more like a farmer’s market with just an enormous amount of variety.

Is this a subscription?

No. Each week, you can select exactly what you want (and if you don’t want anything, just don’t do anything — there’s nothing automatic unless you specify a recurring order).

Are there added fees?
No. There’s no minimum order, no delivery fee, and no long-term commitment required, so just start shopping!

Why are you doing this, Neighbor Ben?
There are three reasons: we’re getting a small discount on our own orders (30% off), we’re keen to help more neighbors access locally-sourced, sustainably made food, and we’re very interested in seeing how this type of a setup can work, and if and how technology can help make local food systems more viable.
Other questions?
Want to contact me?
PHOTO: a Farmingo basket, via Neighbor Ben

One thought on “New “Food Hub” Organized in South Bernal Heights

  1. Wow, this is what I miss so much. We moved to Southern Cal (the desert) and they just don’t do these things down here. Miss my Benal!!! We lived there for almost 40 years.Boohoohoo.

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