608: Jon Hayes on Online Farmers Marketplace.
Expanding farmers reach to customers with busy schedules.
In This Podcast:
We hear from Jon Hayes about a new app he created and launched that brings local food even closer to home. Jon tells us how his app has many benefits outside of local food sourcing, and essentially can be utilized for anything to do with food production from gardening products to consulting services. With this app’s ability to reach a large market segment, this can be a fundamental solution to the global food system.
Jon is a software engineer and aspiring (sub)urban farmer and the founder of Locavore.co. Locavore is an online, hyper-local, peer-to-peer food network where you can find fresh locally grown produce, food services, opportunities, farm equipment and more to buy, rent, sell, share or trade.
Listen in and learn about:
- What was the motivation behind the Locavore App
- What makes the peer-to-peer aspect so successful
- How does the app make it easier to source food locally
- How does the app work
- What other partnerships is he considering
- How does it make a difference in local food systems
- How does Jon plan to make the app international
- What other gardening products and services can this app be used for
- How can this app assist local and aspiring farmers
- Why is this app perfect for ‘eco-conscious’ travelers
As well as:
His failure – Wishing he would have launched this app sooner
His success – His children’s interest in eating and cooking healthy, locally grown foods
His drive – Making sure his kids eat healthy and understand the positive impacts from those choices
His advice – “Try and make every dinner with something you grew or locally sourced within walking distance of your home.”
Jon’s Book recommendations:
5 Ingredients: Quick & Easy Food by Jamie Oliver
How to reach Jon:
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