Changing the Environment
Farmdrop is an online marketplace that lets people buy food directly from local farmers and producers. Consumers are promised fresher food – delivered the same day it’s picked from the field – while the producers get a better deal than they would from supermarkets. The company launched in 2014 after raising £750,000 through crowdfunding platform Crowdcube and has grown revenue by 230% year on year. In September the startup attracted an additional £500,000 funding from investors including Hoopla founder Alex Chesterman and ASOS founder Quentin Griffiths. In November, Farmdrop launched a smartphone app for consumers and a range of alcohol products including craft beer, cider and gin.