When Elise Gilchrist, Co-Founder & CEO, was diagnosed with Celiac disease at 12 years old, she became deeply connected to the impact that food has on health and well-being. Later, when living abroad in Thailand and Mexico working to promote the protection of endangered species and landscapes, “It was during those years spent in incredible food cultures, interacting with small producers, fishermen and ranchers that pushed me to realize my passion was really sustainable food systems,” said Elise.
After earning a Masters degree at the Yale School of the Environment, Ms. Gilchrist had the opportunity to work closely with the people who now make up the founding team of 100 Mile Markets.
In collaboration with the hardworking farmers, ranchers, and small businesses in our area, 100 Mile Markets makes it simple to buy high quality, local food (all sourced within 100 miles).
“We believe that shopping locally is one of the best ways to ensure you’re nourished with high quality food while also supporting your local economy,” says Ms. Gilchrist.
Visit 100 Mile Markets’ website on Monday to place your order online, then pick it up Thursday at Harbor Harvest, or get it delivered right to your door.
Built for Local Producers
It’s a lot of work to run a small business — whether that’s a family run farm, an artisanal sauce maker or a local coffee roaster. Between making the product, marketing to the right people, managing a website and more, it’s hard to keep on top of everything. 100 Mile Markets was designed to take on the burden of running the online marketplace so that vendors can focus on what they do best – growing and making great food.
100 Mile and Harbor Harvest
With their mission of making buying local simple, 100 Mile Markets is proud to be partnering with Harbor Harvest of East Norwalk. “Our mission and values align in the support of locally grown, locally available produce“.