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We’re thrilled to announce that Food52 has acquired Real Time Farms. Real Time Farms is the first crowd-sourced nationwide food guide, founded with the mission of helping people understand more about where their food comes from, no matter where they are. Over the past few years, the Real Time Farms community has gathered information about thousands of farms and farmers markets, as well as tens of thousands of photos.  

Back in July of 2012, Karl Rosaen, who founded Real Time Farms with his wife, Cara, joined Food52 as our VP Technology -- along with the rest of the core team from Real Time Farms.

For a long time now, we’ve thought of ourselves as internet soulmates, with a shared vision of community building and sustainable eating – which, of course, means inspiring people to cook more. So we thought it was time to make it official!

What does this means for Real Time Farms? The website will continue to organize information about farms, food artisans and farmers markets -- it will simply be maintained by Food52.

We couldn't be happier that Real Time Farms is now a part of Food52, and we look forward to making strides together helping people eat – and live – better.

Tags: food52, food 52, real time farms, acquisition

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Comments (8)


almost 2 years ago Emma Wartzman

Just seeing this now! Congratulations to all of you--this is is an awesome partnership and speaks to one of the (many) things I love most about Food52


almost 2 years ago lorinarlock

Awesome! I love Food52. So inspiring!


almost 2 years ago Merrill Stubbs

Merrill is a co-founder of Food52.

We couldn't be more excited either! Thanks for all your nice comments.


almost 2 years ago Karl Rosaen

Karl is Food52's VP of Product.

Thanks everyone, we're as excited as ever about being part of the food52 family!


almost 2 years ago Panfusine

Congratulations on the Acquisition! Looking forward to the best of both worlds!


almost 2 years ago dymnyno

Looking forward to enjoying the fruits of the collaboration!


almost 2 years ago ChefJune

June is a trusted source on General Cooking.

What an auspicious partnership!


almost 2 years ago AntoniaJames

AntoniaJames is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Congratulations! How exciting, for both entities. ;o)