AgriTrue is for small producers that sell to people who know them. This is how our nation used to work.
Again the market solves these issues when the buyer can ID the producer of each item.
paul wheaton wrote:
I think the thing to do is for YOU to pick what you think 10 means. And what 20 means. 10 would be roughly equivalent to the organic standard. Perhaps 50 would be to meet your minimum standard. 100 would be to meet the best that you can imagine. Values beyond 100 are for future expansion.
It sounds like great idea. Some kind of minimal standard to be certified and then the producer can check boxes (or somehow indicate) what they do above and beyond the basic certification. Maybe the smart phone app could be largely graphics based so we could quickly see if the chicken producer was free range, chicken tractor, paddock etc? Is that what you are thinking?
paul wheaton wrote:
I suspect that most of the people at the farmers market don't even know what to ask. Or how to tell the difference. Or care. But if they use their cell phone and see that all of the vendors range in values from 9 to 47, they will get the idea that they prefer 47. That's easy. And then they can have curiosity about what is the difference between 42 and 47. Education begins.
And then the farmer that is currently 42 now wants to be 48 to improve sales. More education.
With more education comes more improvement.
Farmer Eric wrote:
Would a "Yelp.com" like system work for Agritrue. Just an idea.
I am going to be starting a farm in Santa Maria, California in a couple of months and I am very interested in getting involved in Agritrue. More details to come.
Cassie Langstraat wrote:So I obviously think this is a great thing but I was telling someone about it the other day and they said "Well, that sounds like eatwild.com, how is it different?"
Power corrupts. Absolute power xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx is kinda neat.
2019 PDC for Scientists, Engineers, Educators and experienced Permieshttps://permies.com/wiki/100059/PDC-Scientists-Engineers-Educators-experienced