Welcome To Dezi

FoodLocus, LLC is excited to announce the development of our transactional platform, DeZi. The founders of FoodLocus, LLC are passionate about helping local producers find stable markets for their products so that local foods can stay local. The DeZi platform makes it easy and convenient for producers and intermediaries such as food hubs and farmer’s markets to connect with retail, food service, and institutional buyers in their area. We offer many value-added services for our clients, so you can focus your time on building relationships.


The features built into DeZi, as well as other services offered by FoodLocus, LLC, bring greater efficiency to producer and supplier processes. This provides our clients more time to focus on other tasks, such as building relationships with producers and clients. DeZi was designed with a focus on allowing our clients to maintain their unique identity and showcase those special touches that make their products and services unique. DeZi provides buyers with an efficient system where they can easily create and pay for their orders. Producer and supplier teams will find DeZi’s reports to be helpful in their day-to-day management tasks.

Dezi Team

Dr. Amit Sharma

Dr. Amit Sharma is the founder and president of FoodLocus, LLC. He is a professor of hospitality management and finance in the School of Hospitality Management at Penn State University. Amit is the director of the Food Decisions Research Lab and his research focus is on the economics of local food decisions.

Niharika Sharma

Niharika Sharma is a founding partner of FoodLocus, LLC . Niharika is skilled accounting and finance professional and also specializes in higher education financial and international topics (ABD-Higher Education Administration at Penn State).

Jenn Vallimont

Jenn Vallimont is the chief executive officer of FoodLocus, LLC. Jenn has a master’s degree in dairy science and a lifetime of experience with large-scale home gardening and has sold her produce at a road-side stand.Jenn also has an extensive academic background in agricultural research.

Get In Touch

We look forward to sharing DeZi with you.

Email: foodlocus@gmail.com