Sustainable food is not sustainably transported. FOODLOGICA delivers a new way forward. Find out more by reviewing FOODLOGICA in the media here. Also, WE ARE SEEKING LOCAL CLIENTS IN AMSTERDAM.
After extensive research, strategic planning, trials, tests and tribulations, and plain old sweaty, physical labor turning a rusty shipping container into a sleek, solar powered garage of the future, you can’t imagine how happy we are to launch FOODLOGICA with a bang! Officially launching at the Solar Boat Parade and Week of Energy events September 2014, FOODLOGICAhas (solar) powered its way through an exciting start that’s making waves worldwide. We’re honored and inspired to draw widespread interest to issues of sustainable local food systems.
Below you’ll find screenshots, links and quotes to media coverage from, for instance, The Guardian, Fast Co.Exist, TreeHugger, Pop-up City, the Sustainable Food Trust and Salt Magazine. In addition, we’ve received inquiries from countries and cities such as Holland, Italy, Angola, NYC, Seattle, Toronto, Santiago, Brazil, Denmark, Sweden, Nigeria, Japan, Kuwait, Rotterdam, Torino and St. Martin.
Here in Amsterdam, we’re seeking local clients! What would you do with a solar powered cargo e-trike and driver at your service? Let’s chat – contact FOODLOGICA.
Foodlogica official launch at solar boat parade and week of energy events! – marques food
Sustainable energy. Local food. Solar power. Electric trikes. And more! Don’t miss FOODLOGICA’s official kick off – September 14th at the Solar Boat Parade’s Square of the Future at Westergasfabriek, and on-scene involvement in Pakhuis de Zwijger’s program-packed Week of Energy! More here.
This month is BIG. If you haven’t heard, this past June we kick started our first commercial business, in response to an urban food paradox: quality local food is produced in a sustainable fashion, yet transported by gas-guzzling, polluting vehicles contributing to congested streets. On that account, FOODLOGICA lives to elevate the virtuous cycle of food in the urban ecosystem by integrating convenient, zero-emission transport to local businesses using electric ‘e-trikes.
No emission. No congestion. No pollution. FOODLOGICA is an off the grid, solar powered, cargo e-trike logistical delivery service that links local food producers, businesses and consumers. Delivering fresh food fast and clean, FOODLOGICA maintains a commitment to both sustainable growing and working practices, seeking out high quality local food partners and developing working relationships for the long term.
FOODLOGICA LAUNCH EVENTS
At 16:00, we are honored to have Maurits Groen, founder of Waka Waka, kick off the official FOODLOGICA launch during the Solar Boat Parade at the Square of the Future (Plein van de Toekomst) at Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam. We will be at our specially designed shipping container, retrofitted with solar panels to house and charge FOODLOGICA’s electric trikes! (See the container’s transformation in photos here). Alongside FOODLOGICA at the Square of the Future, you will also get acquainted with other innovations in the field of sustainability, ranging from mobility and food and drink to lifestyle and energy. Check out more on the Square of the Future here (try translating page if you don’t speak Dutch). We hope to see you there!
The following week, of September 15th, the FOODLOGICA system complete with container, e-trikes and food in transit will be set up and operating in front of the Pakhuis de Zwijger, in association with their Week of Energy. Check out the program and give us a visit – we are working on a special addition to the program!
Come celebrate with us! This is a first, necessary step to help local food become smarter, more connected and better organized… With FOODLOGICA, we can.
Keep up to date on programs, events and urban innovations via CITIES’ Twitter and Facebook! #FOODLOGICA
BACKGROUND OF PROJECT
FOODLOGICA is CITIES’ first registered commercial activity. CITIES Foundation is based in The Netherlands, working on urban analysis, research, communication and community-based project development. FOODLOGICA is a spin-off of CITIES’ Farming the City project, three-years and running in 2014, which serves as a global platform promoting sustainable and local food consumption, production, transportation and processing.
Old Food Tour at Pop Up Week Amsterdam – marques food
On the final day of Pop Up Week Amsterdam 2014 – Sunday, September 28th – you can join a special pop-up Old Amsterdam Food Tour, including all the tour’s novelties of taste, place and people in Amsterdam’s historic center.
Get ready for Pop Up Week Amsterdam 2014! The 18th of September through the 28th, Pop Up Week will spotlight events at lesser-known, highly beautiful and interesting locations throughout the city.
The Old Amsterdam Food Tour will pop-up September 28 to offer new tastes, experiences and discoveries in Amsterdam’s historic center. With the Food Tour’s updated 2014 program, linking the role of food in the city from past to present is an experience not to be missed, as five delicious, quality local food entrepreneurs will be visited on this informative and fun food tour! For more, click here.
The tour will be in English, from 14h00 – 16h00, meeting at the De Waag, centrally situated not far from Centraal Station and the Red Light District at Nieuwmarkt 4, Amsterdam.
For reservations, please contact foodtour(at)farmingthecity(dot)net. Tickets for the Pop Up Week event are EUR 25.
Pop Up Week is an initiative of the Pop Up World Foundation, a volunteer organization devoted to promoting unique events at ‘ever changing and surprising locations (pop-up).’ Their ambition is to beautify Amsterdam, together with and for residents and visitors alike. As pop-ups are often temporary and almost always intriguing, they offer a rich experience that draws visitors away from the well-known spots and into the lively fabric of Amsterdam’s creative life.
Final FoodMash! August 17 – marques food
FoodMash is a series of meetups for people committed to a sustainable local food system in Amsterdam. We are excited to announce the fourth and final event, taking place Sunday, August 17th, from 14:30 – 18:00 at OpenCOOP.
The purpose of FoodMash is to build relationships between people working towards sustainable food systems in and around Amsterdam. The series of meetups started November 2013 at OpenCOOP. Now, we are excited to announce the fourth and final FoodMash, taking place Sunday, August 17th, from 14:30 – 18:00!
FoodMash #4 will take place where it all started – at the new and improved OpenCOOP canteen, which is based on a cooperation between the building’s coffee-roastery by Kees Kraakman, the building’s kitchen by BiteMe, supplied by an urban mini-farm by Cityplot and an in-house FoodCOOP.
The final FoodMash also celebrates the opening of Cityplot’s new garden at the OpenCOOP. Cityplot encourages city dwellers to grow their own food, demonstrating how it is possible to provide healthy and sustainable alternatives to the global food system.
The event will kick-off with a short welcome, followed by an hour of parallel discussion groups around the following topics:
Growing and maintaining a healthy Amsterdam food network
Lessons from Food Co-ops and Producer / consumer relationships
Methods and tools for sustaining different types of urban farms, as well as the city’s role in supporting initiatives with different goals
At 16:00, there will be some healthy snacks and a thank you for participants. The rest of the afternoon will open up into a small food festival where you can learn about worm composting, try out mushroom production, craft seed bombs, and make some garden snacks. The event is free and there is no sign-up! But please RSVP on the Facebook FoodMash event page if you plan to come!