Dagens is an online marketplace where farms and kitchens trade food directly on their own terms.
Knowledge about food production on nature's terms is a key component in building the new food system. We provide transparent information so that buyers and producers can build trust and close relationships whilst trading.
Producers all over Norway and Denmark can use Dagens' ordering system regardless of their location with self-delivery to customers themselves (contact us for more info).
Dagens-deliveries and drop off-hubs are available to producers in the areas around Copenhagen, Oslo and Trondheim.
You can not trade across borders with Dagens.
Most of what Nature and the current season can provide in your area – you'll be surprised! There's lots of sexy vegetables, meats of different kinds, dairy products and eggs in most areas. We also have plenty of fish and other seafood in Norway.
Dagens' mission is to make small scale and local food production economically viable. In addition to securing a future for family farms and other smaller farm operations, we aim to secure resilient production methods as the new norm. Producers with this important focus must be supported and validated through fair prices and increased market share. We believe a transparent and efficient system for direct trade is a fundamental need for these goals, and is why we built - and keep on developing - Dagens.
Industrialized food production and globalized markets dictated by huge corporations are destroying the health of our food systems and nature's ecosystems. Economies of scale and focus on standardized goods are depleting the world of biodiversity, threatening food security for us and other species. Small scale farming on nature's terms, with a great diversity of crops and species is an important solution, and we want to make this accessible to the market.
Our dream is for Dagens to be available everywhere, so that direct trade can be accessible and possible to everyone.
We started in Oslo in 2017, went to Copenhagen at the start of 2021 and are now expanding within Norway and Denmark. It's important for us to make sure that Dagens works well for all our partners - both producers and customers - in new areas in the countries we are present in, before taking on new markets. Further expansion in other European countries will be next on the list.
If you think we should start up somewhere specific, don't hesitate to let us know!
We have chefs at various types of restaurants, canteens and hotels, procurers at independent shops - professional buyers of all kinds!
From fishermen to urban container farms, Dagens is available for all kinds of responsible and professional food producers.
All of them share our values and want to join in building the new food system.
No, not at this point. Dagens is for direct trade between officially registered businesses only.
Because we see a real challenge in the professional kitchens: it's difficult for them to access local and resilient produce, and the systems that are presented to them are very rigid. As private consumers, we have more possibilities. This is one reason, and the other is that we want to do what we do really well - then we have to prioritize!
We don't believe in exclusivity - we believe in freedom and responsibility. We also believe in community and close relations.
To be part of Dagens you have to agree to and sign our Terms of Service, but no other contract. Dagens is a digital platform for you to access a broader market for your production, connect with more and likeminded customers, and to manage your own sales. Our role is to make sure you can do all of that in the most pleasing and efficient way possible.
You find our Terms of Service when you register, and in the footer at our landing page dagens.farm.
There is no membership fee for using Dagens. You only pay for the products you buy and for delivery (125 kr per delivery day in Norway).
Dagens operates with service fees deducted from each transaction. The fee is determined by the distribution selected by the producer.
5 % for orders that the producer delivers to customers themselves
20 % for orders delivered with Dagens distribution
See more info under "What does the service fee cover?"
Producers get the vast majority of the price you pay – 80-95 % are wired straight to their bank account. That's the whole point of Dagens – properly rewarding producers for their important work! They price their own products. We kindly ask them to set fair prices that reflect their work and include our service fee. No surprises there!
Dagens base service includes:
Our service fee is deducted from each order and is determined by the delivery-option:
Dagens-delivery means that you drop off the orders at the nearest hub. Dagens handles the rest, which includes:
We send you the payment for total amount you have sold for per delivery day, minus your service fee, two weeks after your orders are delivered to your customers.
Since your customers have their hands full of food most of the time, they don't always pay in time. We pay you in advance and make sure they pay us later. That way you get regular payments, can spend more time producing food and less time chasing customers to get paid.
You will be invoiced via EHF. We send one invoice with all your orders each week. You will also get a separate monthly invoice with transportation costs.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or don't receive invoices.
Yes, producers can change and cancel orders. Customers wanting to change an order must contact the producer to change.
To change an order as a producer:
Make sure to call and communicate any unrequested changes to the customer before doing the change. They should know as soon as possible so they can adjust accordingly.