San Francisco - A new crop of tech start-ups has begun to change the way people buy local groceries, creating new opportunities for small farmers and food makers.
An emerging online service called Good Eggs is among those using technology to bolster the market for locally produced foods that backers say are better for consumer health, farm workers, livestock and the environment.
The San Francisco-based company offers more varieties of fruits, vegetables and artisan foods than many supermarkets and delivers them to customers at home or at work. Selection, however, is limited to what can be produced locally.
Good Eggs operates in four US regions and plans to expand in an increasingly competitive market.