Help us make it possible to connect people to better food and great people in their own communities by building an online exchange platform
What is Real Good Food?
We are an effort to transform local food systems and economies by making it easier and more rewarding for communities to participate directly.
Members of Real Good Food can connect and discover the beautiful cooking talents of friends, neighbors, co-workers, and local food artisans. Cooks can swap homemade or home grown food and everyone can purchase from certified local cottage food entrepreneurs.
These connections are the foundation for vibrant and resilient communities. For more information please refer to our venture page.
Tipping Point Goal: $8,000
Our tipping point is the minimum level of funding we need to deliver a working version of our website to anyone who wants it. Our tipping point will specifically allow us to make sure the website has:
Easy connections –find and connect with people who make the food you love
Quick and simple posting- post your homemade food in 3 simple steps
Personal Preferences- add your diet restrictions and food preferences
Events- host a food swap, potluck, dinner party or collaborative cooking event
Planning and inventory- find out who wants to trade before you cook and find out who made jam or pickles last month
Total Funding Goal: $15,000
Help us go beyond our tipping point to insure that our team can continue to afford to commute to work and feed ourselves. Our total funding amount will support very small summer stipends for the team and we will be able to enhance our website with the following:
An Artisan / Cottage food marketplace
User-feedback and reputation development features
Integration with social networking and recipe websites
Enhanced user profile setting and options
See where we work:
Ann Arbor’s Liberty Street is home to TechArb. TechArb is a vibrant and eclectic collection of student run businesses and is partnered with the University of Michigan’s Center for Entrepreneurial Studies.
An Example of the website we're building:
Currently in prototype stage, you can visit us at RealGoodfood.org but please be forgiving of the errors you will encounter. These are the ones we need your help to fix!