Your support team at DeZi provides online and mobile marketplaces where producers can showcase their products and buyers can support local farms.Come join us!
We help to facilitate meaningful connections between producers and buyers through our marketplace and we allow for easy management of the system for administrators. We would love to help you grow!
DeZi connects buyers and sellers.
The Admin Workspace
The DeZi Team
Dr. Amit Sharma (Ph.D.)
Founding Partner & President
Amit is the director of the Food Decisions Research Lab at Penn State University, and his research focus is on the economics of local food decisions. Amit's research in South Africa, Iowa, and Pennsylvania inspired him to pursue a way to use technology to create additional sales opportunities for local producers.
Niharika Sharma (Ph.D.)
When she's not busy in the student financial services office at Penn State, Niharika strives to use local foods in her family's menu every chance she gets and takes pride in supporting local producers. She has been an active supporter and enthusiast of Amit's local foods research from the very beginning.
Jenn Vallimont (M.S.)
Jenn's first-hand agriculture experiences began when she was very young, helping her parents start seeds indoors, raise seedlings in cold frames, and plant a large home garden. Later, she paired-up with a neighbor farm to raise a 4-H market steer and ultimately pursued a master's degree in animal science from Penn State.