FIGHTING THE FOOD WASTE PROBLEM: THE VENTURE THAT PROVIDES A SOLUTION TO REDUCING FOOD WASTE IN LOCAL COMMUNITIES
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AbstractFarmway is a venture that seeks to connect local farmers, who are seeking added sales channels for their produce, with local restaurants who want to use this produce, while providing an on demand-service for inventory. Tucson is known as a city of Gastronomy, and many residents place emphasis on eating food that is locally and sustainably sourced. As a result, there are many independent restaurants in Tucson that seek local produce for their dishes. Additionally, many local restaurants have a need for an on-demand inventory solution that enables them to keep up with demand. However, currently, no solution exists to provide these restaurants with a consistent source of fresh, quality, local produce. Farmway is a venture that provides a solution to this need. By coordinating with local farmers, our team can aggregate a comprehensive selection of produce that is desired by local restaurants. By strategically placing our warehouses and utilizing short-distance logistics, the venture can provide local restaurants with on-demand delivery for their desired produce. This enables Farmway to act as a more traditional inventory supplier that customers can rely on, while additionally filling the need for a responsive solution that allows restaurants to quickly restock their inventory when keeping up with demand.