Urbij
Urbij

What We’re Doing

We are a food delivery service changing the agricultural system by maximizing the earning potential of farmers and increasing access to farm-fresh food by making it more affordable. With Urbij, farmers grow your food and farmers deliver your food. It’s that simple!

Mapping the Mess

The average American farmer receives only 15.6 cents of every dollar spent on his or her food.

Large agricultural conglomerates pollute groundwater, make soil infertile, reduce the nutritional value of food, and decimate rural communities by crowding small farmers out of the market. Large grocery chains import cheap food from all over the planet as well.

Food on the average American dish has travelled over 1,500 miles to get to you.
Prices for local and organic produce can be cost prohibitive for most people, which drives the sale of cheap, often unhealthy food, and attributes to dietary related diseases.

What We’re Doing

We are a food delivery service changing the agricultural system by maximizing the earning potential of farmers and increasing access to farm-fresh food by making it more affordable. With Urbij, farmers grow your food and farmers deliver your food. It’s that simple!

Mapping the Mess

The average American farmer receives only 15.6 cents of every dollar spent on his or her food.

Large agricultural conglomerates pollute groundwater, make soil infertile, reduce the nutritional value of food, and decimate rural communities by crowding small farmers out of the market. Large grocery chains import cheap food from all over the planet as well.

Food on the average American dish has travelled over 1,500 miles to get to you.
Prices for local and organic produce can be cost prohibitive for most people, which drives the sale of cheap, often unhealthy food, and attributes to dietary related diseases.

Our System

Taking these issues into consideration, Urbij developed a system based on bridging urban and rural communities with the belief that supporting one another can solve most major issues.

The process is simple: You become a “shareholder” at a local farm by purchasing a 24-week membership that gives the farm financial runway to produce your food. Your farmers will deliver a box of rotating crops from their farm to your apartment or place of work on a weekly basis. Each drop off site must have a minimum of fifteen shareholders in order to make it financially feasible for the farmers and to maximize our impact on local agriculture. We remove logistical complexity and substitute community support.

We work to address a plethora of issues:
Social Issues We Address:

• Our farmers receive 5x for their work than the national average
• Our food is fresher and more nutritious than supermarket produce
• Meeting your farmer bridges relationships between urban and rural communities
• Control your food quality with your dollar

How We Help the Planet:

• Carbon emissions plummet with sustainable farming practices
• Humane treatment of livestock diminishes groundwater runoff of animal waste
• We cut down on average “food miles” by sourcing everything from your backyard
• Better land management reduces soil depletion

Our System

Taking these issues into consideration, Urbij developed a system based on bridging urban and rural communities with the belief that supporting one another can solve most major issues.

The process is simple: You become a “shareholder” at a local farm by purchasing a 24-week membership that gives the farm financial runway to produce your food. Your farmers will deliver a box of rotating crops from their farm to your apartment or place of work on a weekly basis. Each drop off site must have a minimum of fifteen shareholders in order to make it financially feasible for the farmers and to maximize our impact on local agriculture. We remove logistical complexity and substitute community support.

We work to address a plethora of issues:
Social Issues We Address:

• Our farmers receive 5x for their work than the national average
• Our food is fresher and more nutritious than supermarket produce
• Meeting your farmer bridges relationships between urban and rural communities
• Control your food quality with your dollar

How We Help the Planet:

• Carbon emissions plummet with sustainable farming practices
• Humane treatment of livestock diminishes groundwater runoff of animal waste
• We cut down on average “food miles” by sourcing everything from your backyard
• Better land management reduces soil depletion

The Farm-to-Tablest solution in agriculture

The Farm-to-Tablest solution in agriculture

 

Help Your Family and Friends Eat Healthy

Want to help the farmers, help the environment, and help your neighbors? For a limited time we are offering free weekly delivery of farm-fresh groceries to anyone who can create a new “drop off site” for one of our farmers. You’ve been looking for a reason to meet your neighbors, and nothing brings people together like a common cause.

Strengthen the community in your apartment or work place.
• Join the movement to shift consumer demand for local agriculture.
• Help save the planet.
• Oh yeah! And eat for free for six months!

Urbij is about connecting communities. Food has historically brought people together, and refocusing on it will do wonders for humanity. Fill out some information below and let’s start the conversation about how we can save the world together!

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