MetroWest Business Briefs for June 29, 2017

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Food strategist and recognized brand builder Mary Wagner has joined FreshBox Farms’ advisory board. Freshbox Farms is based in Millis. Wagner, who has worked with brands including Starbucks, Mars, Taco Bell and General Mills, will be focusing on product/business development and strategy.

FreshBox Farms Announce Kosher Certification

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FreshBox Farms’ certification is KVH Kosher Certification, from the Rabbinical Council of New England. New product labels carrying the designation should appear in local produce areas within the next month. For information: freshboxfarms.com.

Forbes: Technology Hits The Fields

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During a recent blizzard in Massachusetts, Sonia Lo, CEO of FreshBox Farms, was in a grocery store suggesting to skeptical patrons that they sample her leafy greens. “They were picked yesterday,” is what she told tasters. She also told them no, they weren’t picked elsewhere and flown in that morning.

Northeast Extreme Drought Expands

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http://goo.gl/1HyZot <– Watch the video on Facebook FreshBox Farms on America’s Morning Headquarters, an American morning television program on The Weather Channel. Covering the extreme drought in the Northeast.

Innovative Farming Technique Helps Company Beat Statewide Drought

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Innovative Farming Technique Helps Company Beat Statewide Drought Innovative Farming Technique Helps Company Beat Statewide Drought MILLIS (CBS) – With much of the state under drought conditions, the lack of rain is taking its toll on traditional farming. But one farming sector is safe from that drought thanks to something called hydroponic farming – growing plants and vegetables in a trough … Read More

BRA spokesman leaving City Hall for Coca-Cola: When the farm is at your table

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The Boston Redevelopment Authority is in the market for a new voice. https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2016/08/10/from-big-development-big-soda/4Denip3W0LNzxRGP4LA9bK/story.html After two-and-a-half years on the ninth floor of City Hall, BRA spokesman Nick Martin is leaving the development agency at the end of this month, for a new job running public affairs for Coca-Cola in New England. A veteran of Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s final term, Martin … Read More

Producing results in produce

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http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/news/20160808/producing-results-in-produce Can we say FreshBox Farms thinks outside the box with its vertical farming technology? Or perhaps the Millis-based company thinks inside the box, too, as the produce from this technology grows in containers. However you want to say it, FreshBox Farms is making news. The company is currently undergoing a major expansion designed to help its vertical farm stay … Read More