Connecting Supply to Demand


Simon with Dan Yarnick of Yarnick’s Farm in Indiana, PA.

For the last 15 years, I’ve worked at the intersection of agriculture, food and technology. I’ve long been frustrated that the supply from local farmers and the demand from consumers both existed, but sales were stagnant. Farmers and other food artisans in our region produce a lot of food and can produce more, but lack consistent sales to support strong businesses.

The heart of our work has always focused on removing barriers to accessing local food for consumers. At first, we started as a software company for farmers. Eventually we realized that we needed to solve a bigger problem to make buying local food simple and convenient. We dug into the logistics of distribution and most importantly, home-delivery. It has been a long journey with twists and turns, and Harvie Pittsburgh emerged in the pre-pandemic days of 2020 to make our vision of convenient local food a reality. 

There’s a lot of talk about eating fresh and local, but with Harvie, you are actually doing it.

In 2021, Harvie members supported 211 local farmers and artisans and put over $1.8 million back into their businesses. Together, we can do even more this year.

This changes everything for small farms and artisans, our local economy, and hopefully your quality of life!

My guiding theory that there was a missing connection between the supply and demand for this kind of food has so far shown true.

This is just the beginning of what we can do together. We are going to keep improving the experience for you so it is easier for you to buy your groceries from local businesses, through Harvie. You will help to grow the demand for food from local farmers and artisans, driving more money into small businesses where it belongs. 

Thank you for being part of this good change.

— Simon