Community Hosts are convenient drop-sites for nearby providers, and a trusted hub for community members pick-up their produce orders.
Email us your cottage food (or) uncut small farm/garden produce list. We will help you list it, and find new markets.
Follow nearby Community Hosts/Suppliers to receive updates on their availability and activity. Shop from sources you trust.
Catalog your source identified products, and publish availability with a nearby Community Host.
Curate and share your field activity and listings with your cogardeners. Help build community awareness and trust.
Track your availability, identify sources, orders, and customers. Manage your network and product visibility.
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.
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.
List your surplus produce for pick from a nearby community host. Expand access to fresh food in your community. Review the community listings page for broad guidelines that apply to your listings.
*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.