SALINAS, Calif., Feb. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Aggrigator™ announces the launch of the Aggrigator Farm to School program. Aggrigator has also been approved as a vendor for the USDA Unprocessed Fruits and Vegetables Pilot Program (UFVPP). Through the ALBA Organics food hub, Aggrigator will bring the volume and consistency needed to supply California public school districts allowing them to buy from multiple small farmers at a single contact point and buy a variety of local fruits and vegetables through the Aggrigator Marketplace.
"The Aggrigator Farm to School program is an opportunity for Aggrigator to make the link between local food, culture, health, and environment," said Doug Peterson, President of Aggrigator, "We are excited to work with organizations like the Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) and UFVPP to accelerate the adoption of our services by the school districts."
"We are thrilled that companies like Aggrigator are now available through the UFVPP program to provide quality fresh fruits and vegetables to school districts," said Sheila Golden, Program Director of CAFF. "It is a win/win for farmers, kids, and school food service."
The Aggrigator Farm to School program will launch in March allowing school districts to purchase local produce through the UFVPP program and Aggrigator. The program also includes materials for schools to teach the benefits of local produce. These materials encourage healthy eating through interactive programs where students learn, taste, and grow vegetables as a way to connect to different types of local foods.
Aggrigator is a B2B "farm-to-shelf" marketplace: Our technology provides a platform for both the buyers and sellers of fresh produce to access markets across the entire fresh produce transactional pipeline. We bring participants in so they are able to buy, sell, and fulfill transactions together to create viable economies of scale and create a fresh produce supply chain capable of servicing large demand markets. For more information, www.aggrigator.com or www.farm2schools.com.
The Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) is a California-based nonprofit that builds sustainable food and farming systems through local and statewide policy advocacy and on-the-ground programs in an effort to initiate institutionalized change. CAFF's programs address current problems and challenges in food and farming systems, creating more resilient family farms, communities, and ecosystems. For more information, http://www.caff.org/.
SOURCE Aggrigator Inc.