Sensing urbanites’ hunger for locally grown produce, Gotham Greens seized an opportunity to turn cities’ abundant rooftops into farms. Here, Co-Founder and CFO Eric Haley shares how the company got its start and landed on the shelves (and roof!) of Whole Foods Market.
School lunch. It's the bain of many parents' existence. While the cafeteria offering is often light on nutrition, packing a healthy alternative is a drag. Seeing a gap in the market, Red Rabbit decided it could do better. Here, COO Jackie Walters talks about how the company is transforming lunch in schools across NYC.
Food entrepreneur and venture capitalist Kimbal Musk -- yes, Elon's brother -- seeks to seize control of the food supply from the industrial food complex. Through his venture, Square Roots, Musk and co-founder Tobias Peggs, are betting that the future of growing food lies in vertical urban gardens housed in shipping containers. Recently Peggs discussed their vision and plans for success.
Ronna Welsh is the owner of Purple Kale Kitchenworks, a Brooklyn culinary studio that teaches strategies for ingredient-driven, zero-waste improvisational cooking. Last year, Welsh stirred up a feeding frenzy among eight publishers, who bid on her cookbook proposal She signed with Rux Martin Press, an imprint of Harcourt Houghton Mifflin, and is now hard at work cooking up chapters of her still unnamed book, due out in spring 2018.
When Mark Jaffe started The Fresh Connection, connecting local small farms with different outposts in New York City, he had limited funding and no business training.