Sealing the Gap

Patrick Mateer ’15 actively works to fill the gap between local farmers and communities that don’t have adequate access to affordable, healthy food.  

Seal the Seasons, a startup Mateer co-founded at Carolina that uses flash-freeze technology to bring peak-of-freshness produce to all, has raised $1.8 million in a private equity that will help to provide small-to-midsize local farmers with new markets to sell their produce.

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Mateer is also a CUBE alum who started at the Campus Y working as a Bonner Scholar, where he served with Farmer Foodshare. He has been named a Forbes 30 Under 30 for social entrepreneurship. 

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