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HofladenBOX: Bavaria’s award-winning digital platform boosts rural business with EU funds

2021 Rural Inspiration Awards Winner, HofladenBOX digital platform’s online marketplace connects small local producers with customers to boost rural business in Fürth district, Bavaria. “We wanted to change the way we purchase our food” explains Mareike Schalk, who founded HofladenBOX with Birgit Wegner using EU LEADER funds. Creating a local market reduces costs and emissions, and supports the development of this rural area with jobs and improved services. Connectivity is essential for HofladenBOX: “To keep rural areas attractive, it is important to have the same connectivity as in cities.”

Title over simple line illustration of different steps in using the HofladenBOX online marketplace (computer or smart phone, local regional producers, a delivery van): 'HofladenBOX: Bavaria’s award-winning digital platform boosts rural business with EU funds'

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