In December 2020, Harvestly opened an official fulfillment center and office space in San Luis Obispo.
In the Spring of 2020, they launched their online delivery service where consumers can learn more about vendors and select farm-fresh produce, prepared meals, organics, baked goods, and more.
Walter Lafky, CEO of Harvestly.co and a Cal Poly student, always had an interest in the food system. Growing up in Oregon, he grew and sold tomatoes. From this experience, he realized there was a gap in the food system…
At Harvester.co, 75% of the product value goes directly back to the local vendors. At the end of the day, their priority is ensuring the food producers are truly being supported.
Harvestly’s fall focus was to grow both the vendor and consumer side of the business. On average, they saw about two local food purveyors apply to join their service every week.
In January 2021, Harvestly expanded the reach of its delivery service to Santa Barbara County. Their updated website enables customers to input their zip code and locate vendors around their local area.
Harvestly.co will be increasing food access in the near future by accepting EBT benefits. “Local food without subsidies can be expensive.” Harvestly’s goal is to create a more convenient way to get healthy food and reduce food miles.