Startup Connects Rural Farmers with Urban Customers

Startup Connects Rural Farmers with Urban Customers - http://smallbiztrends.com Avatar Posted by lyceum under Startups
From http://smallbiztrends.com 2512 days ago
Made Hot by: bizyolk on October 6, 2015 11:07 am
There’s a big problem facing a lot of independent farmers in America. The areas with the highest concentration of potential consumers — cities — aren’t exactly conducive to farming, which often requires a lot of space.
So, farmers have to find a way to get their products from their rural farms into cities with a lot of potential consumers in as little time as possible.
This particular problem is very prominent in Vermont, where there are only about 600,000 residents in the whole state. Boston would be the largest city nearby for Vermont farmers to target. But doing so on their own can be a challenge. Candace Page, food writer for the Savorvore Section of the Burlington Free Press in Vermont told NPR:





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Written by lyceum
2507 days ago

What would happen if the customers get a piece of the pie, i.e., the farm, and buy on a regular basis? A hybrid version of crowdfunding.



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