Access To Fresh Produce
Sprout makes accessing food easy and affordable. Through the app, someone can be connected with hundreds of people looking to sell their excess fresh produce at an affordable price (or even for free), and that may even include their next- door neighbor. Furthermore, families that live in outer suburbs or in rural areas can use the platform to sell their own excess produce and create a small business for their family which provides an extra source of income.
As Sprout promotes a predominantly plant based diet through a trading platform for fruits, vegetables, and other home grown produce, it has the ability to dramatically improve health outcomes for individuals, families and communities. Eating more fresh and seasonal produce is what nature intended for us and gives our bodies the vital nutrients, vitamins and minerals we need to thrive. Reducing our intake of meat and dairy products and replacing these meals with whole foods, can dramatically increase a person’s quality of life through weight reduction, increases in energy and a lowered chance of preventable diseases. Not only that, Sprout connects us with nature through either growing our own chemical free produce or visiting a nearby veggie patch to purchase our food. Sprout also gives us the opportunity to be more social and connect us with others in our community, which can greatly reduce the feelings on loneliness and prevalence of anxiety and depression.
The food we eat is responsible for almost a third of our global carbon footprint and Sprout helps reduce an individual’s impact on the environment by promoting a predominantly plant- based diet. A plant- based diet avoids the most environmentally impact foods such as meat and dairy products and therefore reduces the demand for the livestock industry. Sprout also reduces food wastage, as leftover produce from a home growers veggie patch can be used by someone else in need, reducing the buildup of food products at landfill sites. On a broader scale, Sprout helps people shop locally and seasonally which reduces the transportation and importation of goods to local supermarkets.
Thanks to all of Sprout's Supporters
Photos by @tomhuntsmith