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The Family-Owned Grocers and Merchants of The Original Farmers Market in Los Angeles Now Offering Online Ordering, Same-Day Delivery at Mercato.com

December 5, 2018

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 5, 2018--Mercato, the online ordering and delivery platform for independent grocers, is now delivering from 11 quality grocers and merchants in The Original Farmers Market in Los Angeles. Los Angeles locals’ favorite grocery store since 1934 and a must-see destination for travelers, the Market has been a beloved place for L.A. families to shop and dine for generations. Just in time for the holidays, Mercato brings shopping convenience to the community by offering same-day ordering and delivery of Market favorites hand-selected by artisan grocers for one low fee.

Shops at The Original Farmers Market available on Mercato.com include:

Dragunara Spice Bazaar – Organic spice and herb shop Farmers Market Poultry – Poultry shop Huntington Meats – Butcher shop Magee’s House of Nuts – Nut shop Magee’s Kitchen – Prepared specialty food shop and deli Marconda’s Meats – Butcher shop Marconda’s Puritan Poultr y – Poultry shop Michelina Artisan Boulanger – French artisan bakery Monsieur Marcel Gourmet Market – Gourmet cheese, wine and European groceries Monsieur Marcel Seafood Market – Seafood shop T & Y Bakery – Russian-inspired bakery

Now, with Mercato shoppers can choose from a variety of groceries, specialty food items, and desserts from any of the participating merchants, creating a digital farmers market shopping experience. Orders can be placed with one shop or multiple shops and are batched into one convenient delivery. The quality of every order placed through Mercato is assured by the merchants who hand-pick and carefully package each order.

“Since the Market’s founding in 1934, our number one purpose has been to serve the community,” said Michael Hilty, Farmers Market Manager. “Mercato is connecting our merchants with local customers via a convenient online platform, in turn offering the best products from the Market’s expert grocers to any home or office door.”

Mercato has partnered with a number of historic farmers markets across the country including Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia, Chelsea Market in New York, and Boston Public Market.

“We have created technology that allows shoppers to buy from multiple merchants in their area with one simple cart,” said Mercato Founder and CEO Bobby Brannigan. “In working with the farmers and public markets, we consolidate all vendors in that market under one umbrella. Consumers receive the same high quality as if they handpicked items at the market themselves and it’s all delivered to their door within an hour.”

To order from Mercato, shoppers simply enter their zip code to shop favorite local grocers and stores, discover new favorites, and browse thousands of food products in every category online. Customers can communicate with merchants directly and rate their experience.

Mercato is offering Unlimited Free Delivery this December! All fees are waived for deliveries within 5 miles of the shop or farmers market, with no order minimum.

About The Original Farmers Market

The Original Farmers Market has been Los Angeles’ favorite gathering place since 1934. With more than 100 grocers, retailers and restaurants—as well as year-round activities for the whole family—the Farmers Market is a beloved place for locals and one of the top tourist destinations in Los Angeles. For more information visit www.farmersmarketla.com. Follow the Farmers Market on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

About Mercato

Mercato offers same-day delivery of high-quality groceries and specialty foods from more than 500 leading independently-owned stores in dozens of neighborhoods across the country. Currently Mercato provides delivery in New York (Brooklyn, Manhattan, & Queens); Chicago; San Francisco; Alameda, CA; Washington, D.C.; Boston, Philadelphia and Los Angeles. Bobby Brannigan, an entrepreneur who grew up working in his father’s grocery store in Brooklyn, NY, created Mercato to bring online shopping and delivery to independent grocers and their valued customers. Visit Mercato.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, or YouTube.

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