PORTLAND, Maine, Aug. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, David Stone, co-founder of CashStar and current CEO of Forager™, a company focused on making locally sourced food widely available to all, announced his congratulations to CashStar, on its acquisition by Blackhawk Network Holdings.
"It's exciting to see the fruits of my labor take shape in the sale of CashStar – which now brings the third exit of a Maine-based company in the last 12 months," said David Stone, Founder and CEO of Forager. "I take pride in having been a pioneer in the payments infrastructure industry and have since turned my attention to creating Forager, an innovative company in the agriculture/food tech space, whose mission and focus is to remove the friction from local food sourcing to fan the flames of a local food revolution."
Recently recognized by Fast Company and Forbes magazines for its innovative leadership in affecting social good, Forager is fueled by the passion of its CEO and founder, David D. Stone, a serial technology entrepreneur who wants to give back to the world by accelerating the sharing of local foods. Forager's new online and mobile procurement-to-payment platform radically simplifies the sourcing process, saving time and significant costs, and enabling more grocers, food co-ops, farmers and producers to offer more local products to consumers.
Forager launched its platform after completing a successful regional pilot involving 100 farmers and 10 grocers, food co-ops and wholesalers from Maine. The company is now rolling it out throughout New England and New York State, and additional grocers and farmers are now participating.
About Forager™ (Forager1, LLC) The mission of Forager is to accelerate the growth of the local food economy and make locally sourced food more widely available to all. The company's online and mobile platform digitizes and streamlines the procurement-to-payment process, saving time and costs for grocers, co-ops, farmers, producers, and other buyers and sellers of local food. For more information about Forager, please see goforager.com.