By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – As Thanksgiving approaches, a local wants people to think of farmers in western Pennsylvania.
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Simon Huntley, who grew up on a farm in Greene County, developed technology that enables customers to have fresh produce from farms delivered straight to their homes.
It’s an online service called “Harvie” – short for harvest.
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It includes 75 to 100 local producers who deliver fresh food door-to-door.
Huntley appears on the Sunday Business Page with Jon Delano and says his service eliminates the middleman by eliminating supply chain problems and helping farmers thrive.
“One thing we see is that the UCA … spends what is called the farmer’s portion of the dollar, which is how much of every dollar you spend in the grocery store? [that] goes back to farms. And in the national supply chain it is 14 cents. And at Harvie it’s 55 cents, roughly four times that, so we’re really proud to support local farms and provide people with great food. “
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Huntley says most grocery store products travel 2,500 miles to shelves, while Harvie’s products travel within 100 miles.
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