Local Food Event: Farmplicity Launch Party
By: Melissa A. Vatterott, Food and Farm Coordinator
On August 3rd, Food and Farm Coordinator Melissa Vatterott and summer 2015 intern Divya Babbula visited Sunfarm Food Service Inc. to learn about their launch of the new Farmplicity, a website where institutional buyers, such as restaurants, can search for and then order available farm products. According to the website, “restaurants can quickly and easily browse listings for ingredients just like they would browse eBay, and farmers can instantly reach an ever-growing number of restaurants to increase sales.”
A group of students at Washington University started Farmplicity and Sunfarm later purchased the website. Sunfarm has expanded the website’s capabilities. Melissa and Divya sat in on a slideshow presentation of how the website works, had a chance to see which local farms are working with Farmplicity, and toured their refrigerators to view their inventory of local and industrial farm products. Enjoy pictures from our visit below!