Organic Food Markets
OFM grew from an initiative of Elizabeth Taylor, the founder, when her family lived in London. Marché Biologique were popping up on the Périphérique around Paris allowing French Organic Farmers the opportunity to bring their produce to town. British Organic Farmers were facing the same problem. Traditional supply lines (mainly into supermarkets) did not serve these farmers well. Elizabeth decided to establish an organic food market in central London. The financial crash of 1987 left Spitalfields, the old wholesale fruit & veg market for London located on the edge of the City, unused and with no prospect of development. Elizabeth was invited to establish the organic food market within this large covered building and it was an immediate success. Several other markets were established in England before she migrated to Australia in 1993.
Within two years she opened a market here in Frenchs Forest and then the year after at Orange Grove Public School in Lilyfield. Gradually over the years the markets became established and expanded from purely Certified Organic Produce to allow other growers and producers the opportunity to come to market. This family business, which is now over 25 years old, now runs eight markets around Sydney and on the Central Coast.
Markets are almost as old as human activity and #sales2.0 is designed to give access to our traders goods and services Market by market via the internet as well as by physically visiting the markets. The service provides a same market day delivery service as well as click and collect.