A Better Food System

Kim Gerber

Kim Gerber › Kim Gerber, is a Los Angeles mom, wife, Children's Nutrition Advocate, Ambassador for Jamie Oliver's Food ...

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Imagine for a moment, that you could build your grocery list entirely of fresh and delicious food straight from local farms. You might choose freshly baked bread from a nearby bakery or salad greens, potatoes and peppers from a local farm. Maybe you will choose grass-fed beef and pastured eggs, and fresh fruit picked straight from the tree. Or even possibly all of them. Sound good so far?

Now imagine that each week, you could pick up your locally grown, sustainable food at a place you already frequent: your child’s school, your workplace, a local business, restaurant, community center or even your local library. Imagine.

As a both a mother and a Children’s Nutrition Advocate, I have been looking for something like this. I have participated in several CSA’s, have shopped my local farmers markets for years – all good, but not perfect. Some weeks I simply can’t make it to my farmers’ market, other weeks I can’t utilize everything in my CSA box.

In July 2012 I was introduced to Farmigo, and knew I’d found the answer. Not only did I find a great way to source convenient, customizable local food, but I found an organization I wanted to be a part of. I wanted to join in their efforts to get local food to as many people as possible. I am now honored to say I am a part of the Farmigo team and am excited to help make that happen.

Farmigo, a company founded on the belief that locally grown, organic food is healthier and more sustainable for the community and the environment, is making this happen from coast to coast. Launching in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York, Farmigo is now building a network of Local Food Communities by bringing farmers and artisanal producers directly to consumers in places they frequent most.

Farmigo’s goal is to bring as much locally grown, sustainable food to as many consumers as possible. By bringing multiple local producers to each Farmigo Community, and allowing the consumer to customize their “farm boxes”, local farmers will be able to reach a broader consumer base. It’s time to disrupt the current food chain and create a better food system.

We would love to help make local food accessible to you and your community. Please visit us at Farmigo.com and let us know where you’d like to see a Farmigo Community. Want to host a Farmigo Community at your school, workplace or business? Let us know! Are you a local food producer and want to get your produce, meat, eggs or artisanal products out to more consumers? We can help!

Together we can build a better food system – by the people, for the people.

Would a Farmigo community work in your area?

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