Flat rate box power!
We’ve now seen the power of flat rate boxes. Hundreds of pounds of food, toilet paper and diapers are arriving in Nunam Iqua, Ugashik and Pilot Point!
Can we make this a two-way street?
Here’s my idea but please jump in and share yours – be creative! Let’s throw it all against the wall and see what sticks!
Ann and Victoria have mentioned picking berries in the summer to dry for the winter months. Imagine the possibilities here!
After gathering enough berries to last the winter, why not gather more to sell? These completely organic berries could be dried, packed in flat rate boxes and shipped to partners in the lower 48 who could add value using them in organic cookies and muffins. An organic food producer, creating a market for Western Alaskan berries, could offer a unique product and foster good will by educating consumers about the story behind the berries.
Next step – jams and preserves…
That’s my idea, please share yours! — Jane