Is LocalHarvest a non-profit?

Many people assume that LocalHarvest is a non-profit organization, probably because of the ".org". We chose to be "" not to confuse people, but because the site was intended to be a service, rather than a business. We wanted the URL to convey 'information' rather than 'commerce.'

In 2002 LocalHarvest incorporated as its own business entity (an S-corporation). Our founder wanted to see if he could create a different kind of business, one that did three things: put its values first in all decision-making, funded itself (rather than being reliant on grants), and made a living for its employees. Becoming an S-corp has allowed more flexibility around those goals.

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