Farmdrop

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Farmdrop is an online food delivery company that distributes foods to consumers that is sourced from local farmers and fishermen.[1] The company provides farm-to-table foods and fresh fish for consumers in the London, Bristol and Bath areas.[2][3] It was founded by Ben Pugh in 2012 and is based in London, England.[4] In December 2015, the company had 20 employees, and in April 2016 worked with around 80 food producers. Farmdrop has a mobile app that consumers use to interface with the company.[5]

History

The earliest work in forming Farmdrop began with Pugh meeting with local farmers at their farms to acquire prospective producers to work with the company.[6] Farmers and fishermen receive a higher percentage of the retail price using Farmdrop because no middlemen are involved in the supply chain.Template:Efn[6][7][1] Foods purveyed include meats, vegetables, breads, eggs, milk and various organic foods, which are ordered online and delivered using electric vans.[6][8][9] In March 2017, the company had around 30,000 active users.[5]

The company was formally founded by Pugh in 2012 using around £750,000 of funds raised via crowd-funding.[6] In 2016 the company received £3 million in funding from Niklas Zennström's investment vehicle Atomico, which was followed by another funding round of £7 million April 2017.[10][11]

Education campaign

In September 2016, Farmdrop began providing its "Farmology" education campaign, which provides information to consumers about the origins of foods.[4] Farmology corresponded with the start of the school year in England.[4]

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