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College Entrepreneurs Find a Green Niche in an Online Farmers Market

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This story appears in the July 2012 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

When the entrepreneurship club at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, challenged students to come up with ideas to stimulate the state's small-business economy, Danny Garin, an economics and government major, envisioned a virtual farmers market stocked with local produce and artisanal products.

"There are a lot of high-end markets [here], but nothing that replaces the farmers market experience," Garin, 21, explains.

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