written by Hillary Wickline
Conveniently located in the palm of your hand, the MilkCrate app is designed to assist users in finding eco-minded businesses.
Morgan Berman, CEO and founder of MilkCrate, states, “[MilkCrate] came from my own desire to live more sustainably and realizing that there was no constantly available and updated source of information on how to do this here in my home of Philadelphia.” The extensive database includes farm to table restaurants, farmers markets, eco-conscious retailers, and more. “Our goal is to help businesses reach concerned consumers and to help them become even more sustainably,” says Berman.
But, MilkCrate wants to take it to the next level. The current Indiegogo campaign is raising funds for the release of MilkCrate 2.0, which includes personal profiles, GPS location driven results, premium account deals, and more. Donate some extra change or larger amount to score perks, such as restaurant certificates or a discounted solar installation from Swarthmore Co-op Membership Loyalty Partner, Solar States. To donate, visit MilkCrate’s Indiegogo page listed below.
In the future, MilkCrate hopes to expand outside of Philadelphia to cities such as Baltimore, New York, and San Francisco. “We want to take this all over the country, building the sustainable local economy everywhere.”
MilkCrate is the app for sustainable local living. Support MilkCrate and donate to their Indiegogo campaign at http://igg.me/at/milkcratephilly