"According to published studies, a typical food product is handled an average of 33 times before it is ever touched by a consumer in the supermarket." USDA Economic Research Service
At Local, we strive to create stronger, happier, healthier, and economically-prosperous communities by ensuring that high quality products are grown, produced, bought, and used locally. For us, “high quality” products are those which are built to last, use non-toxic materials throughout their entire production process, and are made by companies that follow low-energy habits and have impeccable respect for the human rights of all their employees and other humans along their supply chain. To achieve these goals, we use an app and website to provide the location of companies and farmers near you, reviews of their products, and an easy and transparent payment service from bank account to bank account. This reduces the waste of extra packaging, purchases of unnecessary goods and transportation during mass production.