By: Anne Field
An online platform makes it easy for restaurants and grocery stores to buy local food from local farmers directly.
On the one hand, there’s been a steadily growing surge of interest in eating locally produced food. Look at the number of farmers markets in the U.S.–more than 8,100 by the USDA’s last count, up 4% from just the year before.
On the other, it isn’t easy for restaurants and grocery stores to buy directly from local farmers. They generally have to make a lot of phone calls to one supplier to place just one order—a very inefficient and time-consuming process.
That’s where Direct Local Food comes in.