It is difficult for local farmers to actively and regularly connect with consumers (i.e., eaters) around specific food items.
Let's say a local farmer has a few dozen extra eggs or a few pounds of extra tomatoes. What does the farmer do? He usual composts the extra.
Across town a restaurant or person at home would like to get some fresh eggs or tomatoes for tonight. But, the farmers market isn't for several days.
How do they connect up? farmBay - eBay for farmers and eaters. Farmers post food for sale and eaters buy it in an eBay like format.
This idea has been started through a community-led initiative. Please visit: http://www.sharedharvest.ca/metrovancouver