Small batch producers of fresh veggies, herbs, micro greens, honey, eggs, seedlings, seeds, and/or value added artisanal food products and cater to niche audiences.
Community food facilities that produce, procure, distribute product from small batch food producers, and support transparent sourcing and pricing practices.
Seasonal fruit and produce from home gardens, community gardens, community gleaners that is ready to harvest, enjoy, juice, or process.
Community advocates who share experiences that foster transparency & trust between producers & buyers.
Find nearby mentors or community food producers who can help you produce food for self, or for market.
Find suitable space in your community, and expand your product volume, variety, and access new markets.
Follow cogardeners whose updates matter to you. Message/unfollow/block cogardeners, receive network updates.
Connect with cogardeners who are willing to share space suitable to produce food, or can help produce food with your space.
Connect with cogardeners who curate your nearby food sources & convenient drop sites for your orders.
Curate your production practices, and experiences in your production site, or at a Host site.
List source identified products, track your catalog, broadcast availability, orders, payments, purchases.
Receive network availability updates, manage shopping list, make offers, pay on purchase or delivery, rate purchases.
Cogarden is an opportunity for food entrepreneurs to discover new local markets, and for community food enthusiasts to discover passionate food producers in their community, and be active participants in their food system.
This video describes Cogarden's focus on building food growing communities as an alternative to the factory food system.
Cogardeners, curate, promote and sell source identified food products from nearby food producers. Your orders are delivered by your Seller to your chosen Drop site, or for Pickup from their site.
Order before the crop is planted or harvested, or during its journey from seed to fruit. Order for self, a friend, your buyers club, or a deserving community member. Buy just what you need, or negotiate a bulk purchase. Pay when you order, or on delivery.
Less travelled food means richer nutritional value, taste and a more personal relationship with your food source. It also means lesser smoke, smaller warehouses, reduced waste, and more equitable relationships.
Find food producers who share your food system values, and deliver to your taste, quality, quantity and affordability. Connect with your network of community food sources, follow them to receive availability updates, and production practices.
Find a mentor and grow at home, or host a food grower who needs your space. List your surplus produce for others to order. Or sign up as a Drop Site Host and expand access to fresh food in your community from nearby food producers.
The Cogarden Platform helps you make available source identified product, transparent production practices, and pricing to your buyers efficiently, and expand your market.
Catalog your products for the season, or year. Publish to your network based on availability, produce to order.
Curate and share your field activity within your network and nearby Cogardeners. Help build community awareness and trust.
Track your availability, identify sources, orders, and customers. Manage your network and product visibility.
*Please check local zoning laws, health and environmental laws, and any other legal aspects to ensure your products are permissible for sale to public. Cogarden is for users who are 18 years or older.
The Cogarden Platform provides tools that enable a transparent exchange of information between food sources, service providers, and buyers, and transaction processing services for commercial activity they choose to engage in. Cogarden does not store, sell, or deliver product to its users. Electronic exchange on the Cogarden Platform is secured by SSL standards. Cogarden does not store credit card information, and uses third party payment processing providers like PayPal to process user payments.