Today, July 13th, officially marks Farmigo’s last delivery of fresh, local food. After careful examination, and despite the best efforts of everyone involved, we can no longer continue our community delivery operations sustainably. However, our CSA software service will continue to live on and evolve, as we look for partners to take over our logistics and delivery operations.
Above all, I want to thank everyone who worked to make this dream a reality: our dedicated Organizers and members, and our incredible farmers and food makers. Your support has meant the world to us, and without question has been our most meaningful asset over the past three years. We’re dedicated to doing all we can to provide support in the transition, and as a first step, we’ve created lists of all of our producers to help customers stay connected — you can find those posts on the Farmigo blog, separated for the Seattle-Tacoma, Greater New York, and Bay Areas.
I also want to thank the Farmigo team. Hands down, this has been the best group of people I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with, and your commitment and dedication have been a constant source of inspiration. Each and every one of you was the best at what you did, and it shone through in your work. Thank you.
Ultimately, Farmigo was just one possible answer to an enormous question: how do we fix our food system? There’s no question in my mind that as a nation, the way we grow, make, and distribute food on an industrial scale is broken. While this path may not have gotten us all the way there, the destination remains the same. This is something that needs to happen, and I firmly believe it will — each failure gets us one step closer to a success.
Those of us remaining at Farmigo remain just as dedicated to tackling the problem. There’s still a huge opportunity to connect farms, food makers, local leaders, food lovers, cooks, and more in a way that works and is profitable for everyone. Going forward, we’ll be reinvesting our resources into Farmigo’s CSA Software Management platform, extending it to connect farmers with additional sales channels. I will continue to do everything I can to keep fighting the good fight, putting my resources and skills to use continuing to improve on our software and more.
— Benzi Ronen, Farmigo CEO & Co-Founder