Accessibility is one of our core values, for both our customers and producers. Locale gives local producers access to a larger customer base, bolstering brand awareness and reaching far away communities. We give customers the ability to discover new food and support businesses all across their community.
Chris and Jonathan have been best friends since high school and have always been passionate about finding the best food while supporting their local community. They created Locale with a simple Google Form that they sent around to friends’ parents during the pandemic as a quick way to help out their favorite local businesses who were struggling. Locale quickly turned into something much larger, a curated marketplace that allows community members to support and purchase from their favorite local businesses, even up to 100 miles away.
We started Locale in May 2020 to create the ideal, producer friendly partner because we believe that current delivery services have been built entirely around the needs of consumers and are often harmful to producers — setting unsustainable margins, charging listing fees, and unpredictable demand that doesn’t allow small businesses to plan their production. At Locale our business model is built around the needs of our local businesses and farms, putting them first. That’s why when you order on Locale, you wait a few days to get your delivery. Our business partners need this time to plan their production so that they can eliminate waste and give their staff the time that they need to make the amazing products that we offer on Locale.
At our core, we’re a group of young, passionate foodies who grew up loving food and always longing for ways to try new, amazing local products. We love discovering new food and sharing this with our amazing customers while empowering the producers that we work with to reach more customers in a sustainable way.
So thank you for shopping Locale. Without you, we wouldn’t be able to support these amazing local businesses together. We appreciate each and every one of you for understanding that good things come to those who wait. Thank you for being patient and waiting up to a week to get these amazing local products delivered. While we’ll continue improving Locale for our amazing customers, we vow to never compromise at the sacrifice of our partners.