Our mission at Crated Harvest is to spotlight the amazing small business vendors across the country and to provide our community businesses with the tools needed to stay one step ahead in an ever-changing economy.
Technology has changed how we do nearly everything, including how we work, shop, and enjoy our free time. As a result, traditional businesses have struggled to adapt. With this in mind, we use new-age technology at Crated Harvest to help small local merchants smoothly adapt to these changes.
At Crated Harvest, we have focused on using technology to enhance an already amazing experience. We believe that the community-building benefits of going to your local farmers market and meeting your community's small businesses are irreplaceable. To aid our local businesses in flourishing despite the ever-shifting economic climate, we are providing them with the necessary resources for success.
Please join us on our mission as we look to build one community at a time.
Why We Exist
Crated Harvest was born out of a need by farmers struggling to reach consumers during the onset of COVID-19. With this burden at hand, we felt more motivated than ever before to create Crated Harvest as an app for both small business owners and shoppers. Even though there are no replacements for the community-building benefits and support to our local small businesses that farmers markets provide, the ease of use could stand an upgrade.
***COVID-19's Impact on Farmers Markets
Once the pandemic hit, all bets were off. There was no time for planning, only time for adjusting, and it became increasingly difficult for vendors to get the word out to their customers.
Over the last few years, customers have made quick access and faster results a priority in their purchasing decisions. Technological advances have made it easier for customers to look for products and services they can access at their fingertips.
When the pandemic hit, there was no time for planning, only adjusting. It became increasingly difficult for vendors to maintain their customers, and there was so much uncertainty about when things would return to normal. Or if that was even possible. "For neighborhood weekend markets that were able to remain open during the pandemic, the change in 2020 average sales between the winter and spring is between 75% and 79% lower than in 2019." Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7900660/#:~:text=For neighborhood weekend markets that,79%25 lower than in 2019.
A New Way Forward
As we return to our new normal, markets and vendors across the country, know that now is the time to fortify their businesses against future unforeseen circumstances and collectively move towards an ever-changing technological landscape.
This gave us more resolve to push forward with the first-of-its-kind farmers market marketplace app that will connect markets, vendors, and customers across the country and showcase some of the best farmers markets the US offers.
Our platform was inspired by the hardships of a group of farmers market vendors who, just like you, experienced unpredictable times. Now we have created more security for our markets and vendors through our platform.
Crated Harvest was born out of a need by farmers struggling to reach consumers during the onset of COVID-19. With this burden at hand, we felt more motivated than ever before to create Crated Harvest as an app for both small business owners and shoppers.
Our community at Crated Harvest is based on the belief that we can push all of us to new heights as a group. By supporting our local farmers markets and vendors, we can strengthen our community and build thriving local economies.
Our belief in each other makes us great, and our investment in each other will make us great for generations to come. Sign up to join our community and become part of the Crated Harvest movement.