Everybody eats, and with more and more of us choosing to eat locally grown and organically grown foods, entrepreneurship is booming in the new food economy. Those who love to nurture the soil and feed their community will find that green business ideas to support those passions are all around us, from starting a community […]
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People are increasingly demanding local, organic and fresh produce and CSA’s are gaining in popularity. But farmers are entrepreneurs with real business goals and CSA’s can prove to be a reliable source of income each month. But it’s not all so rosy. Farmers need to spend a lot of time on emails and calls dealing with member payment and delivery questions, payment status, problems with member checks and members on vacation receiving unclaimed produce – all chores that farmers are not always efficient at and that are definitely time-consuming. Community members on the other hand complain about the service.
The Farmigo team set out on a mission to apply its extensive software and internet expertise to enable farms to work together and provide their produce directly to people in their communities.
The usual Black Friday shopping madness has ensued, with crowds flocking to stores at 4 AM or earlier for that once in a lifetime deal. I understand the need to save money, and part of me is glad if this means the economy is getting less gloomy but the whole Black Friday thing still strikes […]
Tuesday and Wednesday, November 9 and 10, the third annual greenwinesummit is happening in Santa Rosa, CA. In an industry where sustainability is deeply entrenched (by some) and means many different things to many different people, this should prove to an incredible event. The wine industry combines some many aspects of commercial activity: C2B, B2B, […]
You might be more green than the definition of the word at home but does this carry through to when you step into the doors of your office? Not according to Envirowise, British sustainability business experts who says that good domestic environmental practices do not necessarily translate to the workplace.