The Hive Which Says Yes. Yes, that is what it means. It is though also known as The Food Assembly. La Ruche Qui Dit Oui is a market place for local producers to sell directly to customers at assemblies held by hosts. So, no supermarkets, no middlemen invovled here. It’s plain and simple old school peer-2-peer. Consumers sign up and buy food through an online shop, and picks up their food at the next assembly. This allows for the producers to know how much to produce, meaning there will be no waste. Furthermore the producers earn around 85% compared to the maybe 15-25% they get from selling through supermarkets etc. LRQDO has been steadily growing since 2012, raising funding every year, the latest round being $9 million in June 2015. In 2014 the number of members were more than 250.000 The beauty of LRQDO is of course their business model. They provide a market place. A market place for people to take ownership of and create a local community around food. A very scalable solution, that only becomes what the consumers want it to be. But the best thing is the company’s mission. Marc-David Choukrou, co-founder, tells thay they really wish to empower farmers and foodmakers and creating a better way to eat. If you had the chance, wouldn’t you rather buy from a nice farmer, where you could actually go see the cow, instead of standing in a dreadfull line in a supermarket? You now can in France, Spain, UK, Belgium and Italy.