MILKRUN DELIVERS LOCAL GOODNESS TO AUSTIN
MilkRun, a weekly service delivering produce, meat, dairy, eggs and bread directly from local farms, is expanding to Austin. Available November 23rd, MilkRun offers a new way to sample all the best of what Austin farmers, bakers, butchers and makers have to offer. Austinites can look forward to goods from local producers including Richardson Farm, Shirttail Creek Farm, Steelbow Farm, Crisp and Texas Coffee Traders.
To kick off the Austin launch, MilkRun will host pop-ups throughout the city, offering a place for customers to pick up their boxes as an alternative to delivery.
The first pick-ups will take place in the Foreign & Domestic parking lot on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 12-4 p.m. starting November 14th.
Hunting for an efficient and cost-effective way to offer produce to her community, Oregon farmer and tech entrepreneur Julia Niiro launched MilkRun in 2018. With limited options in the area, she built an online marketplace where local farmers, bakers and butchers could sell goods directly to consumers. Niiro and her team developed a distribution system with 100+ farmers and producers, now feeding over 3,000 customers in Portland and Seattle. In addition to connecting communities with local artisans, all suppliers to the MilkRun marketplace take home more than double the revenue they make when selling direct to customer, helping sustain local farms and encouraging future generations.
HOW MILKRUN WORKS
For delivery, customers can visit www.localmilkrun.comto fill up a virtual cart with staples like milk, eggs, ethically-raised, grass-fed beef and bacon and every type of in-season produce, selecting Tuesday or Thursday drop-off (orders placed by 12 p.m. Sunday for Tuesday delivery or by 12 p.m. Tuesday for Thursday delivery). Once the order window closes, MilkRun collects the harvested, baked and prepared goods from its farmers, bakers, and butchers and delivers each order for free. MilkRun also picks up any used boxes, bags, glass bottles and egg cartons to recycle for future orders.
MilkRun is a weekly delivery service connecting consumers to local food in their city. Launched in Portland, Oregon in 2018, MilkRun has expanded services to Seattle, Washington and Austin, Texas, serving thousands of customers and supporting hundreds of small farmers and businesses with a livable wage. A Y Combinator and TechStars Accelerator Alum, MilkRun has received recognition from reputable outlets including Forbes and Bloomberg. Inc. Magazine also included MilkRun CEO Founder Julia Niiro on its list of Top 100 Female Founders.