Food+Tech Connect is highlighting 5 innovative ways technology is being used to improve access to fresh, local food. Among the selection of online marketplaces and management tools are examples of how user centered design, visualizing impact, and crowdsourcing techniques are being successfully used to help small producers distribute and market their products.

We found this interesting information on Forbes in their article, “5 Innovative Technologies Improving Access to Local Food.” One example of this is Farmigo, an online marketplace for consumers to find, select, and receive fresh food from local farms and producers delivered direct
to convenient pick-up locations.

Using an Internet based logistics management system to track harvest, packing, routes, and member payment. Farmigo is making the community supported agriculture model more sustainable and scaleable. Something we can definitely
get behind.

Melody K. Smith

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