Browsing the "local food" Tag

Local Food Loan Program Expanded by Whole Foods Market

January 14th, 2014 | by Derek Markham

Since 2007 Whole Foods Market has loaned $10 million to local food producers like Austin’s Texas Pie Company. Yesterday they committed another $15 million. The company’s Local Producer Loan Program (LPLP) has provided 184 loans to 155 companies&hellip


An Urban Micro-Farm in a Mobile Box

November 5th, 2013 | by Derek Markham

Do you want to help change the nature of food production for urban consumers and reduce your community’s carbon footprint [&hellip


How to Turn the “Old Family Restaurant” Eco-Friendly

December 14th, 2012 | by Guest Contributor

If you are an enlightened business owner of an older family run restaurant, you might be feeling a little lost about going green, but there’s actually many ways you can reduce your carbon footprint without majorly overhauling your operations


Farmigo Provides Easy CSA Management Solutions to Farmers

August 15th, 2011 | by Priti Ambani

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.



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