Rethinking food at the hyperlocal level
Growing cities means more people to feed, as well as a need to develop sustainable food systems to meet the demand. The potential of urban agriculture is real, and it opens doors to new economic opportunities.
E-commerce for Urban Agriculture
RakeAround is an e-commerce app for urban agriculture, wherein one click, people can shop food grown in their city.
In 2018, RakeAround app was presented in Montreal at Expo Entrepreneurs, during a pitch contest. Since, our platform enabled us to identify some persistent problems: The way of growing, marketing, and distributing food in the city (and its surrounding) is often outdated and inefficient.
It has made the supply side on RakeAround’s marketplace inconsistent, inconvenient, and not adapted for fast-pace online sales.
To solve this problem, RakeAround decided to partner with innovative urban farmers to create something new (more details to come).
By the time being, the RakeAround app has been paused for a complete reconfiguration. The new version will want to help people find local products in one click, place an order, and get it delivered to their doorsteps the same day.
Click, shop, order, and have it delivered to your door the same day. It is an optimal online shopping experience. RakeAround wants to make it a standard in urban agriculture.– Dominique Bernier, founder of RakeAround
RakeAround’s new mission will be to make food closer, fresher, faster. We are expecting the app to be available sometime in 2021.
Beyond e-commerce and food, there’s people and their stories
People are shaping the world we live in, and their stories matter. That’s why our blog posts focus on them. By sharing their ideas, innovations, accomplishments, or journeys, we believe it could help unlock possibilities around us.
Our blog aims to;
- propose efficient and profitable urban agriculture ideas to existing and new local food entrepreneurs;
- foster better connections between urban food growers and buyers in the same city;
- provide simple, and affordable DIY gardening ideas;
- tell stories that are inspiring, empowering, and make you learn about different lifestyles.