Saturday, May 03, 2008

Amazon Fresh

Amazon Fresh

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I remember when major on-line grocery ordering was a dot com idea gone bust. I'd heard about Amazon Fresh making a foray into the grocery delivery business in Seattle late last year, but this is the first time I'd seen it in the neighborhood (perhaps because a lot of people schedule pre-dawn delivery and I only do pre-dawn sleeping ;^) ). Locally most folks I know who get food deliveries use New Roots Organic veggies and Smith Brothers Farms dairy. Well, Amazon.com is headquartered here in Seattle, and Amazon Fresh apparently operates out of Kirkland, so I guess that makes this a local business. I wonder if they purchase from local providers? Service extends only to the Seattle area and only to certain zip codes at that. I wonder if this will be big in Belltown if it expands there?

8 comments:

Jim said...

I think I would still want to pick it out myself. If I did have it delievered, I think, looking at their website New Roots would be my choice, nothing wrong with Amazon, they have great books.

Abraham Lincoln said...

This would be something I would try if it was available here. We used to get our bread, milk, butter and ice cream delivered to our house but one by one the companies stopped doing the home deliveries. I guess it was too expensive.

Bibi said...

Amazon is getting bigger and bigger... I'm always leery of businesses that extend their original service to other areas. I'd rather choose my produce myself, but imagine this service would be good for some. I like your colorful and well-balanced photo.

Mark said...

Grocery Delivery places have come and gone n Edmonton too!

YOu would think that in the dead of winter we would all be happy to NOT have to leave our homes, but there is somethng very personal about picking out our food. I love market days on saturday ;-)

Steffe said...

Same thing happened here a few years ago. But now it's getting more and more popular to shop grocery's online.

Small City Scenes said...

I get some of my fruit and veggies from a local organic farm. Hopefull amazon buys local too. MB

IamMBB said...

Years ago, when I still lived in a major metropolitan area (Chicago), I used to use Peapod for my office deliveries. It was quite convenient. Now that I live in a minor metropolitan area, I no longer use such services. Not that they don't exist. Several locals make nice livings, shopping and stocking up vacation condos for visitors.

USelaine said...

In Willits, subscribing to a CSA farm (Community Supported Agriculture) is considered an investment in our future ability to eat food produced in our own county. We also are able to see exactly where and how our food is grown. Livepower Farm uses biodynamic organic methods that continue to enrich the soil naturally rather than deplete it. I'm looking forward to my first half-bushel delivery on Tuesday, and last year learned to love the surprising variety each week, based on what was in season at the farm. Not choosing the turnips and chard myself was more than made up for by knowing this food was more nutritious and didn't fly on a jet to find me and that I make this farmer's bounty possible. In fact, the food is harvested from the ground mere hours before I receive it, not stored in a warehouse.