Full Harvest, an online marketplace for excess produce that would otherwise wind up in landfills, has secured an $8.5 million Series A round of financing.

Founder and CEO Christine Moseley said in a statement that Full Harvest, a business-to-business marketplace for surplus and imperfectly-shaped produce, will use the investment to expand nationally and get more produce directly from farms to food and beverage makers.

The startup focuses on vegetable farms greater than 1000 acres and fruit farms larger than 100 acres and connects them with customers, Tech Crunch reports, adding that a series A venture round is rare for female founders, and “even rarer in the agricultural space.” Read the full story here.