this meeting/discovery made me feel safer about my spontaneous and not very thought thru decision to buy my house ... this and a little cafe called big bear were the anchors of promise both that i hadn't just bankrupted myself and that i might actually really love living here, despite signs that this was not the best time to buy a house...
kim is an awesome guy, dedicated to making our neighbor both hip and healthy. i introduced him to the spiritual food csa that lindsay, dianna, & i were in and he became a pick-up place; told friends to go to his store, etc ... obviously, we were instantly friends.
his little shop has weathered the down turn of the economy. thru partnering with farmers and from around the region, kim is creating a ordering and delivery system that brings people same day organic food delivery 7 days a week: field2city (twitter is @fieldtocity where you get updates of fresh yummy foods). he keeps the store open if you need to walk in and browse or just wanna say hi and stuff. plus, those who are part of is ordering club can still get the good food: just he doesn't take credit cards anymore.
as a late adopter, i wasn't really keeping up with all of this. i had a CSA and i'd do farmers markets and costco. then i ditched the CSA for my garden and did farmers markets and arganica ... arganica turned out to be a disappointment. then i ditched costco b/c seemed crazy with one person. then my relationship with my car ended, and i had to start getting more creative about getting my food. reading about this, i think that field2city is like the perfect blend of them all.
now, in full discloser, i have yet to order a thing from kim. i wouldn't even be writing this, but i got an email from him reminding me that i owe him money. that prompted me to check out his site, which i'd been meaning to do since i went in and learned that they weren't taking credit cards anymore b/c he is hoping all of his business happens via this delivery system.
so i can't speak from experience that the system is flawless, but i know the guy ... its like i have faith in kim wee. "i'd like to bear my testimony of the dependability of kim wee." if its not working, he will fix it and you will not ever loose money.
in his own words: