Foodshed.io Becomes a Founding Partner to Connect Growers and Distributors
March 26, 2018 | Austin, TX
Illumitex, the leader in innovative LED grow lights, and Foodshed.io, an innovator in local food distribution, announce that they will partner to bring a robust intelligence platform to market expanding access to local markets and improve grower sales efficiencies. This partnership will give growers several advantages by integrating precise forecasts of crop production and grow cycles, with a seamless distribution chain.
“We could not be more excited to work with Foodshed.io,” stated Jeff Bisberg, CEO of Illumitex. “We are envisioning a world where growers utilize the full capabilities of machine intelligence to realize dramatic improvements in farm operations and profitability.”
Foodshed.io is creating an efficient, reliable and transparent market where local supermarket, food service, and institutional buyers place orders with growers, and seamlessly manage the logistics of pick-up and delivery.
“We understand the challenges of distribution for local greenhouse and vertical farm operations,” says Nate Powell-Palm, Cofounder of Foodshed.io. “We can help growers meet those challenges by partnering with Illumitex and joining the Digital Horticulture Network.”
The Illumitex and Foodshed.io partnership is the first of many partners to be announced in the coming weeks as the Digital Horticulture Network continues to expand. Learn more about this partnership at Aglanta, March 27-28 in Atlanta, GA.
About Illumitex, Inc
Founded in 2005 in Austin, Texas, Illumitex works diligently to create industry-shifting achievements in horticultural lighting. Our team of horticulture scientist and engineers have radically transformed LED lighting that influences plant benefits. Illumitex is enthusiastically committed to scientific research, cutting-edge design, and innovative engineering. We are dedicated to working with our customer to deliver world-class horticulture solutions while pushing lighting into the digital age with automated tools and services.
Foodshed.io is a mobile marketing app and logistics platform that connects small-scale producers to chefs, supermarkets and institutional buyers within a 250-mile radius. For farmers, it is a simple platform for accessing urban markets, and responding to local demand and opportunities. Under the same platform, Foodshed.io streamlines and aggregates inventory from multiple farms, creating an efficient, reliable and transparent market where buyers can place all of their orders. Foodshed.io uses blockchain, route optimization and real-time updates to bridge the seemingly ever-increasing gap between city and country life, helping farmers, buyers and consumers benefit from a more localized economy.