Chow Locally, the new online marketplace for Arizona farm fresh foods announced on their Facebook page that they were awarded Arizona's Next Great Business by National Bank of Arizona.
Their prize and the video that helped them win after the jump.
Chow Locally's business model is considered a food hub that "aggregates and distributes locally and regionally grown foods" makes buying Arizona produce, meat, dairy, honey, eggs, mesquite flour and other goods so stinkin' easy -- and you can do it in the middle of the night in the comforts of your pajamas.
All you have to do is go pick it up one of their farmers' market locations. So far, they are at the Downtown Phoenix Public Market and Scottsdale Old Town Market on Saturdays and the Ahwatukee Farmers' Market on Sundays, They've only been in business since August 2011 and they've already added two pick-up locations, many farmers/vendors and have more up their sleeve.
Co-founders Derek Slife and Chris Wharton submitted the following video:
They then proceeded to promote the heck out of their video and business to earn enough votes to win. Their prize? A whopping $10,000.
We're off to come up with an idea of our own....
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