New Detroit-based online grocery delivery service, Michigan Fields, aims to bring state grown and sourced products to customers’ doorsteps.
The company was started by Drew Patrick, owner of Skidmore Studio, and Brandon Seng, owner of Michigan Farm to Freezer. Michigan Fields puts an emphasis on bringing locally grown and produced items to customers.
Michigan Fields launched in March and partnered with notable local brands such as Zingerman’s, Guernsey Farms Dairy, and Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Co. The current Michigan-based product line consists of basic necessities such as fresh produce, meat, and dairy products as well as also items such as brownies, bread, maple syrup, and more.
“What’s really exciting about Michigan is that we have one of the most agriculturally diverse states in the country,” says Patrick. “We could all eat very well with the abundance of food the state has to offer. And the convenience of delivery means we can cut down the transportation time and get fresher food to people sooner. Not to mention, we’re supporting our local economy by putting Michigan dollars back into Michigan farms.”
Currently delivering to anyone within 35 miles of its Eastern Market pickup station, Michigan Fields is able to serve customers in Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne counties. The orders are typically delivered between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. two to three days after the order was originally placed.
The service has a $35 order minimum in place with an additional $9.95 delivery charge, but does not require a subscription or membership to order. To prevent spoiling, produce and meats that need to be refrigerated are typically packed with an ice pack in case the customer is not home at the time of delivery.
Already designed to limit contact with customers for safety, the company also has been screening employees for COVID-19 symptoms daily and ensuring they are healthy before sending them out for deliveries. The website is available here.