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Yes! It's easy to start using Share Farm. You must simply notify us and your HR that you would like to have your groceries hand delivered to your workplace and we will begin delivering to your work and also can offer our services to your break room Gift a membership
Share Farm is focused on crowd sourcing by partnering with businesses who are interested in the sustainability metrics which Share Farm provides. This allows for access to their employees who desire to save time and money while having authenticated data on their food sourcing. Share Farm also provides benefits to the business as both groups seek adopting sustainable practices and value the ability to contribute to the reduction of our carbon footprint.
Share Farm strengthens the community by removing barriers to local producers within 100 miles by providing technology as a service to solve the last mile of distribution, delivery and traceability of products. This allows for a year-round market atmosphere creating a stable local vendor and a more robust local market for fresh food, thus increasing sales and allowing for a healthier ecosystem to emerge. This reduction of barriers to access and increase in stability of local vendors allows for participants in the community who normally would not be able to access healthy, sustainable, and local goods, to gain access to this food source the health benefits that come with it. Our local food producers are extremely disadvantaged as they are forced to compete with industrial based monocultures who mass produce food at price points far less than what higher quality, small batch farms can compete with. The mass-produced food is grown to achieve volume rather than flavor, nutrient density, diversity or sustainability practices that artisan’s use and therefore cannot be marketed at the same price as the lesser quality industrial monoculture products. We increase the availability of sustainably produced food by providing year-round, immediate access to customers. Share Farm also creates logistical insight, food production transparency, supply and demand analysis, and higher wages for artisan products sold in the marketplace. These advantages assist in keeping small farms in business and delivering local foods to our community.
Price is a huge obstacle for artisan food producers as they have a superior product but are forced to compete on price with industrially grown food that has little to no taste or nutrient density. Artisan producers must cut their prices and market their superior product at a wholesale value to compete with industrially-grown foods, dropping the value per dollar earned to $0.19, the lowest percentage in the past fifty years. Many artisan farms go out of business or have to maintain a higher price point while facing the limitations of short-season buyers. They are also limited to a smaller section of the market, those who have extra income to afford higher priced goods. Share.Farm helps lower the price and therefore accessibility of quality foods while also helping farmers increase revenue by increasing market reach and operation efficiency. Share.Farm provides direct access of farmers goods to consumers and prices that are competitive with retailers. We have also aided the local consumer by making it easier to find and buy local goods. Tracking the acquisition of consumers who we can curb to buying local is a strong metric and performance indicator to us.
Share Farm carries over hundreds of products that are sourced directly from Cooperatives and Local Distributors of organic, natural and non-GMO products. Shop and filter by specific internal organs either heart or brain and values, including high-cholesterol, diabetic or gluten-free
The majority of food grown for market production uses an overabundance of pesticides, chemicals soil amendments. Destruction of the soil occurs through tilling, not utilizing cover crop practices, erosion of the soil, leaching of chemicals into the aquifer and river, destruction of the ecosystem’s natural habitats and a clear disregard for genetic biodiversity leading to anthropogenic indications of global climate change. Share.Farm strives to source products from producers that utilize organic practices. 90% of our suppliers operate certified organic farms. Organic agriculture reduces exposure to pesticides and chemicals, improves soil diversity of beneficial microorganisms, combats erosion, and supports water quality. Conventional supply chains often deliver food from thousands of miles away, or even from other countries. Foods are shipped, flown, and tracked into our neighborhood big-box grocery stores from all over the world. Share.Farm brings local food to local communities. Our suppliers are all within 250 miles from the distribution hub. By supporting local food production, Share.Farm also helps to reduce the carbon emissions associated with food transportation. Our database allows us to keep track of where are farmers are located, where our consumers are located, and how much product is moved between supplier and consumer annually. With this information, we are able to track our annual greenhouse gas emissions and can work to reduce emissions year over year.
Share.Farm increases the supply of healthy foods by creating continual access to locally-grown artisan products through its online platform and delivery service. Local, smaller scale farmers often implement sustainability practices that in turn produce higher quality, more nutrient-dense foods. Examples of these practices include crop rotation, organic fortification of soil, and free-range ranching. Our goal is to provide the most certified organic products as possible by identifying and tracking farms and artisan that practice regenerative agriculture, conservation agriculture and harmonious interaction with the environment. Share Farm is the first company of its kind that has successfully connected Co-Op’s and main line distributors with the ability to centralize local supply to the residential area. We are also the first company providing consumer transparency and insight in the artisan space with our integration of blockchain technology. We are able to show where the food came from, track its barcode, show its exact end point on the consumer end and prevent large scale food outbreaks by creating authentication in the supply chain.
Rural agricultural producers have the burden of attempting the task-driven farming operations of growing, harvesting, and selling their products while also conducting market analysis, price points, competition, marketing, advertising, brand creation and customer relationship management. This is a stress to food producers as the inputs can outweigh the return on investment at the end of each market season. We are strengthening the rural economies by proving the market analysis, branding, advertising, and other business-oriented tasks that take valuable time and energy away from the work necessary for quality food production and distribution. Utilizing existing and highly scaled technologies, we are able to create a system that allows farmers and growers in rural areas to focus their efforts on the craft of artisan food production by using contractors, haulers, suppliers that are located in those rural communities that have the ability to bring food to urban areas. This allows them to produce more product, increase efficiencies, reach a broader audience, and therefore, increase their annual earnings. By creating the platform and marketing forces, Share.Farm also supports emerging or early stage producers by reducing risky investments and other barriers to entry. Share Farm will create a geo-fenced (hypr local target area), proximity based, digital marketplace with integrated technologies that allow for year-round sales of artisan products to a broad market. We will also have a dedicated professional buyer who will advertise these products in their local restaurants. We are promoting higher wages, economic opportunity, and inclusion in the food marketplace as we solve the last mile of distribution. What we do here is 2 things: 1) Responsible Supplier Policy. We mandate suppliers must practice organic or regenerative agriculture and we are building this out as we go. We are working on creating this at scale for example: "we give priority to certify organic producers, and producers who operate under those principles and reward the grower with higher returns and margins. We are very selective about the small batch artisans that we target and partner with. 2)We are working to track GHG emissions and reduce road miles of food by creating solutions in the logistics and supply chain. We are attempting to log and track the life cycle emission by the road miles and food waste we reduce. The Responsible Supplier Policy has various standards outlined for farmers at different levels as not all of our farmers can afford the organic certification, but they practice the principles of conservation agriculture.
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