While most business owners who make deliveries fear rising gas prices, Hoyle Hodges thinks it could help his business.
â€œThis is going to be more viable,â€ said Hodges, â€œThere is a need; this is a niche.â€
Hodges spoke aboard his 59-foot sailboat, Pleiades, about his business, The Olympia Schooner Company.
He and a crew of volunteers delivers produce from the Olympia Farmerâ€™s Market to waterfront communities across the Puget Sound. Hodges thinks thereâ€™s money to be made bringing fresh produce to places that donâ€™t have markets.
â€œOn some routes, on some days, we can do it quicker than a truck can,â€ said Hodges.
He came up with the idea in his business and sustainability class at Evergreen State College.
Hodges thinks if he gets 100 regular customers he can break even on boat expenses. Currently he has about a dozen loyal customers.
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