Nextdoorganics is a triple bottom line local food distribution company working to replace the industrial food system by sourcing from new, young, urban, and activist farmers and food makers to curate weekly grocery orders, which members get via pick up or cargo-bike delivery in New York City.
“As a three-year-old company with good traction, a loyal community of customers, and unique execution in a growing market for local food, Food-X helped us position, network, and prepare a runway for hyper growth,” said Joshua Cook, Nextdoorganics co-founder and CEO. “We crossed our break-even point during our time at Food-X. That was 500 average orders fulfilled per week (average order value is $35). We are doing an average of about 550 orders per week, to date.”
So what’s next?
“We are preparing to expand our neighborhood Hub model (our first hub is in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn, sometimes called a food desert) throughout the Northeast. Our Hub is where we receive fresh produce from urban and regional farmers, make vertically aligned products like our traceable trail mix, and where 30% of our customers come to get their orders each week.”