Find and transact with farmers, consumers, and commercial buyers in your local foodshed.
Launching Spring 2013
Our online platform helps farmers and buyers find each other. Simple.
Sellers find new customers and earn more of each food dollar with easy-to-use tools to sell their food. Smart.
Buyers gain transparency into how their food is grown and processed with tools to easily find food based on their preferences. Valuable.
Find a restaurant supporting local farmers. Get nutritional info for pasture raised chicken. Download a recipe from a celebrity chef.
A directory of local farmers, a crowd-sourced guide of local-friendly restaurants and grocers, recipes and nutritional information, and more.
The Seller creates a personalized storefront, lists items for sale, and the food is indexed for sale within the foodshed.
Buyers search for food based on their preferences, including price, how the food was grown, delivery options, and proximity.
Buyers add items from multiple Sellers into a single shopping cart. The Seller fulfills the order by pick-up or delivery to the Buyer.
Farmers can find new customers, better manage inventory and operations, gain access to insurance and grant programs, and make more sales.
Businesses can find, qualify, and purchase directly from new food sources, forecast demand to farmers, and manage relationships and terms with sellers.
Consumers can search for food in their local area, see how the food is raised and processed, and purchase directly from local farmers.
Oh, so many reasons! It’s good for our health, it’s better for the environment, and it helps the local economy. And food purchased from local sources generally just tastes better!
Food sold locally is harvested when it is just ripe, ensuring the food is fresh and retains its nutrients. And since it typically comes direct from a farmer, the food is less processed and contains less, if any, refined carbohydrates, sugar, fat or preservatives, and has a much lower chance for contamination from harmful bacteria.
Simply stated, buying locally means the food traveled a much shorter distance to get to your table and therefore used less fuel to refrigerate and transport. This means fewer fossil fuels were consumed and less carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, particulate matter and other pollutants were produced.
Money spent directly with farmers lets the producer recognize up to 90 cents, or 7 times more, of each food dollar spent. The producer then has more more money to spend within their community to run and grow their business, circulating within and stimulating the local economy instead of going to another city, state, or country.