Below is a snapshot of where Plovgh members are beginning to organize. Do you see your neighborhood or city or borough on the map? No? Well, here’s where to get started.
While we’ve been on hiatus we have been wondering where you’ve been seeking out your farm sourced goods? Are you nearing the end of your CSA share? Have you been waiting in long lines at Whole Foods? Maybe you’ve been spending your Saturday mornings at the farmer’s market or weeknights scouring through the vegetable choices (or lack thereof) at your local grocer. Let us know. And stay tuned for the next phase of Plovgh.
We’re stoked to be heading to Austin tomorrow for SXSW Eco. If you’ll be there for the conference you can check us out at the Startup Showcase. For those of you not able to make it you can follow us along on Instagram or Twitter. There will also be speakers and keynotes streaming live here or you can get updates via the Twitter hashtag #SXSWEco.
An Internet startup, Plovgh rethinks commerce by reorganizing the relationship between producers and consumers. This hyperlocal digital exchange and distribution network for independent farmers eliminates intermediaries, earning producers higher margins and making the direct purchase of goods from farms simple, affordable and convenient.
Headed by founder Elizabeth McVay Greene (BA, Columbia University; MBA, MIT Sloan School of Management), the company recently completed a pilot in Brooklyn that generated revenue and new customers for participating farms, and got thousands of people involved. Where’s Plovgh headed next? Mumbai, Lima, New Orleans and down the street from you! In five years, Plovgh will be hyperlocal commerce with a global scope.
Don’t miss them at the SXSW Eco Startup Showcase.
Also, in case you missed it, we put together a preview of some of the talks and panels we’re looking forward to this week which you can check out here.