Farmers Market Fairy

Los Angeles, CA

About this pro

How does your service stand out?

A lot of local, produce delivery services and CSA's provide a random assortment of fruits and vegetables from Los Angeles farmers markets. Farmers Market Fairy does custom orders. So, if you're following a recipe or have specific needs/tastes, Farmers Market Fairy can satisfy those needs. Delivery schedules are also flexible and no weekly subscription is required.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I am a huge fan of food in general, and by food, I mean really good food. The produce available at farmers markets in Los Angeles is of a much fresher and higher quality than that of super markets... including Whole Foods. I also love being outside and sharing my knowlegde of food with others. Eating locally is better for you, and it's better for the environment.

Location

Los Angeles, CA 90013

Q&A

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am constantly reading up on food and nutrition whether it's the newspaper, internet, or food writers.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
The pricing system is not that complicated. Vendors/farmers prices are always changing, but stay relatively the same. I have a list of what most items cost. Clients should expect to pay for all of the produce/items they want and then a delivery fee of approximately $30.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I've been running a small tutoring company for years, but I'm not passionate about the SAT. I thought about the idea for years, but finally mentioned it to my friends. They couldn't believe I had waited so long to say something.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I am usually in a management position of some kind who deals one-on-one with clients and staff, either on the phone or face to face. I am also a musician, so I do some gigs as a singer/songwriter.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I recently shopped for a personal chef. He was very particular and demanding. I was able to handle all of the curve balls he threw me, and he was very satisfied and has become a regular client.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
I would say to look at the list of available items on the Farmers Market Fairy website. Ask questions if you don't know what something is. If you're totally confused, just tell me what you like, and I can help you come up with a good list of food to last you throughout the week.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
I wish they knew how much I truly enjoy it. I also would like them to know how much love an effort I put into choosing their items.