The Kenai Peninsula Food Hub, an online marketplace for locally grown food, went live on Friday.
Robbi Mixon, who is coordinating the Food Hub for the non-profit Cook Inletkeeper, says the site has about 20 regional suppliers signed up to sell produce and other items.
“Right now it’s a bit early in the season so we do have some greens and some flowers. There are probably a few craft items up there but I would look for the summer progressing and having a lot more available.”
Mixon says people in Homer can place their orders starting Fridays at noon until 10 Monday nights. Shoppers in the Kenai/Soldotna area can begin placing their order Thursdays at noon until 10 Monday nights. Mixon says there will be designated pickup days.
“The Homer pickup day will be on Wednesdays from 3:30 to 6:30. So you’ll place an order and then it will be ready for you on Wednesday during that window at Kachemak Community Center. So you’ll need to come pick it up then. If you don’t pick it up we will donate your order to the local food pantry. And in Soldotna the window is the same time, 3:30 to 6:30, but on Tuesdays at Christ Lutheran church at the Soldotna Y.”
People in the Kenai Soldotna area can begin placing their orders starting Thursday, May 12th. People in the Homer area have until 10 p.m. tonight (Monday, 5/2) to place their first orders. You can learn more at kenaifoodhub.com