Back in early 2010 we realized that we had a spent a number of years doing what everyone else was doing when it came to buying locally….just talking about it. With 1 part courage and 2 parts insanity we decided to stop talking about buying local and become an active force in getting local foods to local consumer.
In 2010 we purchased our first refrigerated truck. Within a short period of time we had a few drivers picking up from Florida farms and delivering to a handful accounts. These accounts would quickly realize the benefits of having fresh Florida produce at their back door, in some cases, within 12 hours of harvest.
Today Localecopia Marketplace services hotels, restaurants, and schools. Always guided by the mission of Localecopia, Inc., our niche operation is a one-stop-shop for supplying Florida products to Florida consumers.
It’s not about the money, it’s about the mission…
What We Do
Localecopia Marketplace provides Florida-produced products to Florida consumers. We provide a direct, transparent link in the supply chain.
Why We Are Different
There are a number of great produce companies providing a full range of fresh produce from all over the world. Localecopia Marketplace is a niche provider of strictly Florida-grown produce. When the Florida growing season is done our trucks are off of the road.
Localecopia Marketplace provides the convenience to both producers and consumers by consolidating the ordering & delivery process. We are a true one-stop-shop for obtaining Florida-grown produce. Learn more about our process.
Our goal is to provide producers with a fair value for their products while trying to be competitively priced in the marketplace.
We are transparent.
Geoffrey Sagrans,CPM, CFBE, FMP, MCFE
Chairman of the Board
Geoff Sagrans is a 30-year veteran of the hospitality industry. At an early age Geoff worked up through the kitchen ranks. He received an Associates of Business Administration from Palm Beach State College. In 1995 he graduated from the Culinary Institute of America with an Associates of Occupational Studies in Culinary Arts. He later received a Bachelors and Masters of Science Degree in Hospitality & Foodservice Management from Florida International University in North Miami, Florida. Over the years Geoff worked in various food and beverage management capacities in the hospitality industry eventually transferring into the area of hospitality procurement with The Breakers Palm Beach in 2001. He quickly moved into his current position of Assistant Director of Materials Management with the resort. While working at The Breakers, became a Certified Purchasing Manager (ISM), Certified Food and Beverage Executive (AHLA), Foodservice Management Professional (NRA) and a Master Certified Foodservice Executive (IFSEA). In 2008 Geoff completed a Certificate in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management from the College of Business at Florida Atlantic University. He currently volunteers each growing season for The Breakers Hotel Green Market. He was also a member of the Lincoln Culinary Institute Advisory Board, Board Member – Slow Food Glades To Coast, Judge – Florida Culinary Academy Awards, Advisory Board Member – Martin County Agriculture & Natural Resources Advisory Committee and is a national blogger for Hotel F & B Magazine. In his spare time he volunteers as a coach for youth soccer.
In 2007 while working at The Breakers Palm Beach Geoff co-founded Localecopia, Inc. (a registered 501c3 non-profit organization). Later in 2010 he created a subsidiary of Localecopia called Localecopia Marketplace, L3C. He currently serves as the President and Chairman of the Board for Localecopia, Inc.. Since 2007, Geoff has volunteered over 1,000 hours each year to this organization. It is his true passion and labor of love.
Director of Logistics
Born and raised in Saline Michigan, Mike’s grandfather owned a 170 acre apple and peach orchard. His first job was for $1 per hour bagging and selling apples on weekends for hi grandparents. Mike went to school at Michigan Technology University where he played football, and then attended University of Michigan where he was Math stats major. Numbers guy!
Mike then worked as head of maintenance at public school district in Michigan, eventually becoming Director of Buildings and Grounds. He took early retirement to pursue his passion as a baseball umpire.
After retiring, Mike traveled the country, which led him to Florida in the winter where he met Localecopia. He drove for Localecopia Marketplace for one season and has been making it all happen the last seven years. As the Director of Logistics, Mike is responsible for taking all produce orders, and overseeing the Marketplace supply chain.
He still umpires, but now there are two passions in his life.