What is farmhopping.com?
farmhopping is a global marketplace for sustainable farms
We provide a new way to support local farms from around the world.
On our platform farmers have their own market place where they set the prices and decide upon the product offerings by themselves. You can find everything from food, unique holidays to permaculture courses, riding lessons, and hand- made items.
farmhopping gives home to small farms, that want to connect to people like you and need your support to continue their development.
Each profile is independently created and run by the farms.
The farms you see on farmhopping have complete control over and responsibility for their profiles. Farmers take care of all the purchase details from start to finish including the packages they offer and the prices they set. Funds are then directly transferred to the farm by the customer.
Farmhopping is a platform and a resource; we’re not involved in the development of the farms themselves.Anyone can launch a profile on farmhopping as long as the farm meets our guidelines.
Supporting a farm is more than just buying a product.
It’s supporting sustainable agriculture and making it possible for small farms to exist in this world. Some people talk about the need for a healthy lifestyle, the need to support a sustainable world, and others simply enter farmhopping.
Buying from a farmer directly is different than buying your items from the supermarket or the local shop. When buying from a farm a product is often made specially to meet your order. Thus items take time to be produced, in many cases, longer than anticipated. Also although farmers try to produce between purchases because all the items are handmade. But this is the life on a farm- full of uncertainty and delays. Farmers who are transparent about issues and delays and who offer quality produce usually find their customers to be understanding.
Our mission is to help sustainable farming develop and offer urban people a chance to eat well, do good and feel better.
We’re a for-profit company based in Sofia, Bulgaria. This is our beta version and we spend our time improving the functionalities and adding new features every day. We answer questions from users and farmers, find new farms and provide additional support to farmers through our network of mentors. If a product is sold successfully, we apply a 6% fee to the funds collected.
We believe that sustainable farms make for a better world together, farmers and urban people make change happen.