Local Farmers Get A New Tool

The Lempert Report
August 02, 2018

Foodshed.io is making local food a reality at scale, by bringing products from independent farms to restaurants and supermarkets using cutting edge marketing and blockchain technology, never seen before in food according to Dan Beckmann, the company’s CEO.

According to a Packaged Facts 2017 study, local food demand has quadrupled since 2005, putting a new strain on an already fragile system.

Foodshed.io streamlines ordering, payment, and delivery from independent farmers within a 250-mile radius of where the food is to be consumed.

The company offers unprecedented transparency in the supply chain. By using blockchain technology, app users are able to track their product from harvest, to pick up, through delivery and dropoff. Here’s how it works: Farmers list available produce on the platform. Restaurants, supermarkets, and institutional buyers can browse local products, place orders with multiple farms, and pay all on the platform.   A boon for local.