Harvest Exchange started as an idea in 2010 while co-founder Adam was working for a civil engineering firm. He spent great amounts of time on the road and, when he could, tried to eat local produce. His search for the produce was usually fruitless, pun intended. He was amazed at how unhelpful the internet was in his search and felt he could do something about it. He had some programming experience, but due to his lack of time and real technical know-how, the idea stalled and went nowhere. Much later, in early 2011, Adam was traveling through Salt Lake City and met future co-founder Matt. This chance meeting reignited the idea and after a few months, Adam decided to approach Matt with it. The timing couldn’t have been better. Matt was just reaching the point in his web business (One Web Centric) to devote time to a worthwhile side-project. From there the two established the not-for-profit benefit corporation Bonum Facere Inc., which in Latin means “do good,” and began work on the website straightoffthefarm.org. A few months into development, straightoffthefarm.org moved to its current home www.harvestexchange.org. Harvest Exchange is now in pre-release stage and is already attracting great interest due to its grassroots approach.
Adam – Farmer Founder
Matt – Tech Founder
Matt grew up tinkering with computers, but still has a strong connection with nature. He has created a very successful online retail business from the ground up. He now runs OneWebCentric.com, a web technology solutions provider that helps start-ups get off the ground and moving. Matt has a unique perspective that helps him design technology that has real benefits in the business world.