Bread Riot is a nonprofit that connects farmers with local families and restaurants. We'll use an online marketplace to make this connection fairer and more transparent.
The name Bread Riot comes from the "women's raid" in 1863. Women in Salisbury, left behind by the Confederate draft, gathered with torches and axes in hand. Refused by the merchants, the women set to work with their axes and the merchants finally gave in giving away large quantities of flour and salt.
We host big local food events and are building a new platform to make it easier for restaurants and other locals to buy local food from nearby farms & food businesses.
Salisbury is a very old town (early/mid-1700s and even longer history of good agriculture in the area with native people's) with really neat architecture and a great train depot. Echoing this architecture might be worth consideration... Google image search for Salisbury, NC...
But then again something modern might be a good approach since we're trying to develop an online platform to connect local farms with restaurants and others. Something echoing how chain links look to give the idea of linking the food chain?
I guess I'd like to incorporate both modern and classic elements at the same time and seems like a significant design challenge.