Recently I had the chance to have an interesting discussion with David D. Stone, the Founder of Forager. Consumers are increasingly demanding fresh, local food. Yet grocers, distributors, and institutions find it challenging to source locally. Forager is seeking to change all of this to make local food more widely available for everyone.
CEO and founder, David Stone, returns to the NECN studios to follow up on a previous conversation and to discuss Forager's recent success in growing the local food economy. He is also joined by Forager Summer Intern and Colby College student Sam Pratico, who shares his experiences at Forager and the reasons he was drawn to Food Tech.
A Maine startup has been changing the way we source our food. 'Forager' has an app that connects farmers with markets, grocery stores and other buyers to streamline the farm-to-table process. The platform launched just over a year ago and is growing fast. CEO and founder David Stone joins necn to discuss.
Here's more about how Forager can help ease the challenges of sourcing local food. Check out this necn article to learn more about how Forager is already being used to buy and sell local food.
"An app that's expanding throughout New England is providing new opportunities for Vermont farmers to sell their products to grocery stores and other customers.
'It makes the communication faster' farmer Aly Martelle said of the Forager platform.
Forager aims to reduce headaches for farmers and their customers when it comes to the business side of agriculture, in areas like marketing and inventory management, by simplifying the way grocery stores, distributors, restaurants and institutions source locally-grown food direct from producers..."