Another egg in the basket: Local food service Good Eggs buys LolaBee’s Harvest

Nov. 12 - 13, 2013

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A lot of people love fresh, locally grown food. And a lot of those folks are also too busy (or lazy) to go to a farmer’s market.

Good Eggs is a service for those people — and beginning today, they’ll have even more choices.

Founded in 2011, the local grocery delivery company just acquired LolaBee’s Harvest, a competing service in the San Francisco Bay Area, to expand its network of participating farmers and businesses. Good Eggs operates an online marketplace where you can buy high-quality, sustainably produced food from farmers and foodmakers in your community.

LolaBee’s will shut down its all accounts and move its customers to Good Eggs, which is a larger, venture-backed service with national aspirations.

“During discussions with the Good Eggs team, I realized how much they share the commitment to building a better food system,” wrote Lauren Bass, the founder of LolaBee’s Harvest, in a blog post about the acquisition. Good Eggs is ”serving more customers and helping more local farmers and artisans than we have been able to do on our own.”

In September, the San Francisco-based Good Eggs raised $8.5 million to support pilot programs in Brooklyn, Los Angeles, and New Orleans and set up operations in other metropolitan areas across the country. Sequoia Capital is a major backer.

Good Eggs works with more than 350 local food vendors.

We reached out to Good Eggs for comment on this story; we’ll be sure to update you as soon as we hear back.