Happy Holidays Everyone!!!
We LOVE the holidays here at Farmbox Direct, and hope you enjoyed yours as well. Nothing beats spending time with friends and family and eating some good food! Remember, for this up-coming week (of New Years Eve) all deliveries arriving via FedEx will ship Monday 12/28 and all local NYC/Brooklyn deliveries will leave our facilities normal time Friday 1/2.
With New Years coming up we are ready to help with your resolutions! This weeks Farmbox features clean eating to help detox from all those Holiday Cookies. Citrus infused water is one of our personal favorites here at Farmbox. Nothing like some yummy flavored water that can help boost your metabolism, aid in digestion and energize you all in one! Be sure to check out your recipe card in this weeks box for instructions; super easy and totally worth it!detox waterPDF
Tis’ the season for improvements here at Farmbox Direct! We are dedicated to not only our customers, but to the environment and the freshness of your produce as well- hence the packaging changes you may have noticed.
Our signature “green bags” your produce is coming in now is a unique technology that absorbs the gases that, once upon a time, may have made your strawberries and leafy greens wilt during transit. Your Farmbox will be arriving fresher thanks to these little guys and with fewer non-recyclable packaging items! Although the bags themselves are not compostable we encourage you to recycle them! The green bags have a longer life than the duration of transit for your Farmbox, storing your berries and leafy greens in the bags will keep them fresh longer.
You also may have noticed our new recipe cards in each weeks box. Each card has two yummy recipes you can make from the weekly menu and is designed to fit right into a recipe book so you can save your favorites!
Bye for Now!
Wow! The summer went by rather fast, AND was rather insanely busy for me! Miss Harlow spent a bit of time with her Grandma this summer, and I worked…ALOT! You may notice we have expanded into 14,000 zip codes along the East Coast! BIG jump! I have been brain storming new ideas for add in features for boxes, and searched out a great place to donate any left over produce to! More info on that to come very soon!
Miss Harlow started Pre School! She just took off and said ” Okay bye mommy” ;(
I am very excited to say she has adjusted very well to Pre School, and can’t wait to run out of the door everyday to school!!
My PR firm has been amazing about getting the word out there about Farmbox Direct! We have had a few great write ups, and more to come!
I also have been pretty slammed at my warehouse! I am there every week again packing boxes, and I must say I happen to like it! I love seeing all the great fresh organic produce come in weekly, it is amazing at how many people are really taking concern to their health and wellbeing!
On my downtime ( I do not have too much of it) I spend it with Harlow! This last weekend a package arrived at the door with these crazy pumpkin glasses ( we LOVE fall in my home) and she is wearing them all over NYC! She might have more style than me!!!
This weekend I have a really cool announcement for Farmbox Direct! It has to do with kids!!! 🙂
I have a lot of people who ask “why did you leave fashion to start Farmbox Direct?”
Well I happen to think it is VERY fashionable to eat organic!
Thank you NY News 12 Natasha Geigel for having me on!
I am excited to announce my due date for my NEW baby!!!
August 11th 2014 I will bring into the world a brother for Farmbox Direct “Farmbox Juice”!!!!!!! I decided to partner with Gilt City again to bring this beautiful new life into this world!
Farmbox Juice is a line of cold pressed juices that will be delivered directly to your door!! We will also offer infused teas, and waters… More details to come!
We will have a special time frame for our Farmbox Direct customers to try out a few of the juices that will be offered before the official due date! Stay turned!……
I have MAJOR news coming in the next week! I am giving birth to a new baby…the clue is this mason jar!
I have BIG HUGE AMAZING news coming very soon! Your clue is this big bad boy cold press juicer here THE NORWALK!
I simply LOVE and ADORE these kids!
This is the Farmbox Direct crew minus Luz (we missed you)!!!
My very amazing team knowing that I am a singe mom threw me a BBQ in Brooklyn for Mothers Day! I arrived to amazing Farmbox Direct fruits and veggies, salads, grilled veggies, cheese from our new line of cheese…and they even supplied chalk for Harlow to color on the sidewalk with!
I adore these guys! I am “mama” (that’s how I know I am getting old)! At work on Saturday morning these kids show up always with a smile on their face, they LOVE the concept of Farmbox Direct, we all laugh and have a great time while packing orders, and we all even have lunch together after we finish working for the day! As you can see Harlow loves them too!
I can honestly say this was the best Mothers Day I have had this far! I love my job, love my crew, and love the products I am supplying to all of your homes, for your family, mind, body and soul!
Special surprise for me when I arrived home from work!
Today while I was a busy bee since 4am packing everyone’s Farmbox Direct Boxes, Harlow and my amazing caregiver Geneva went out to do a little shopping for me! I arrived home to my beautiful handmade card (yes when Harlow is 30 I will still have this card!) and my favorite chocolates! They are SPICY!!! And I LOVE spicy food, so naturally I love the spicy truffles from Chocolate Works!
Harlow could NOT wait to show me her gift and her handmade creation! Its funny, everyday after her PRE – pre school class she wants to run home and show me her creations for the day!
Now it is cuddle time for me and my princess! Thank you to all my amazing customers!!! Happy Mothers Day EARLY to everyone!
WE LOVE LOVE LOVE MOMS AROUND HERE AT FARMBOX DIRECT!
If you send your Mom a farmbox direct box for a Mothers Day gift we will throw in a free Living Herb Plant for Mom! If you purchase a box to be sent to your mom, just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know its for Mom and we will make sure to add the Living Herb Plant! We offer Parsley, Mint, and Parsley!
Lots of new items are popping up at Farmbox Direct!
We now carry an assortment of SerendipiTea’s! I am so excited about these Teas as they are my personal favorite! They are of course 100% USDA Certified Organic!
I have also taken on some new cheeses!!! Hope Springs Farm cheese to be exact! Which is as well USDA Certified Organic!
We have carried Uncle Matts Organic Orange Juice, but we now also carry Uncle Matts Grapefruit juice too!
Seven Stars Yogurt is now a member of the Farmbox Direct line up! They have mastered the Greek yogurt, and its is USDA Organic!
Our Lancaster Farm Fresh USDA Organic Eggs are a HUGE hit! I myself sneak a dozen home every week as well!
Lets not forget the coffee!!! I am now carrying Homestead Coffee Roasters Coffee! These are 2 pretty awesome guys that I am very thankful to be working with! I LOVE their USDA Organic Coffee, and I am so happy they took on Farmbox Direct to work with me so I can bring this coffee to you!
HERBS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes LOTS of Herbs!!!!!!
We now carry herbs by the .75 oz that are FRESH, for your cooking needs,
AND we even added herbs you can plant at your home and grow your own little herb garden that the herbs will just keep on growing giving off rich yummy goodness for your cooking needs! 🙂 They are pretty adorable too!!!
I plan to get the blog updated here in the next few days of lots of other stuff, what I have been up to, what Miss Harlow is up to, and new adventures that are coming for Farmbox Direct! I am VERY excited about the future here to say the least!
I am excited to announce that we now carry CHEESE! Hope Spring Farm is a local Lancaster, PA farm that has some pretty amazing USDA organic cheese!!!
Currently we carry Mozzarella, Baby Swiss, and Mild Cheddar! I am considering carrying the Havarti as well! Drop me an email if your a Havarti Cheese lover and I will look into carrying that one too!
I AM NOT SURE WHO YOU ARE BUT THIS RANDOM CHOIR SINGING IS AWESOME OUTSIDE MY WINDOW ON 88TH STREET ON THE UPPER WESTSIDE! BRAVO!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THIS IS WHY I LOVE NYC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Harlow is not only obsessed with Colby Carrot… she is also obsessed with Tutu’s now!
Harlow is a bit under the weather so I cooked up a yummy stew/soup with my Farmbox ingredients! I LOVE red potatoes and carrots in homemade soup!!! Perfect for the rainy day weather yesterday (and still today) in NYC!
The UPS man stopped by today and dropped off a box for Harlow…
A REAL COLBY CARROT!!!
We now have a real Colby Carrot in our family! Harlow is a bit under the weather today so we made a stop at the Doctors office… She made me Haul Colby in my purse, LOTS of interesting looks I received having a LARGE carrot hanging out of my hand bag on the Upper East Side! 🙂 Fun stuff!
Harlow now is talking about the need for a broccoli … Or ” Brian Broccoli” Ohhh Super Sprowtz what have you started!?! I may need a larger hand bag if I have to carry Colby, and Brian around NYC on all of Harlow and I’s outings!
BUSY BUSY WORKING MOMMY!
This weekend was a crazy weekend! I had deliveries Saturday! I again LOVE seeing your faces when you open the door and realize ” Hey your the lady who started this”! I think I will never get tired of that reaction! I love going out doing some deliveries so I keep my hands in all aspects of this! 🙂
THEN while I was out doing deliveries I had Evan, who is so social, and just a sweetheart attend the Just Food Conference Networking Reception! I am happy to report I am now a member so you will be seeing me at events in the future! Evan said it was amazing to see everyone take such an interest into what I am doing, and meeting people in this same industry! I can not wait for the future with this!
THEN Sunday was the ” Brooklyn Baby Expo” With ” As a Child Grows” which went SO well! I handed out over 250 Organic Apples! It was SO awesome to meet EVERYONE there! Everyone was so sweet in chatting with me about my new startup, and I LOVE how many people REALLY are understanding about what’s in our food, and wanting to change that for their family! Also my favorite person in the world stopped by with my caregiver, HARLOW! She was being shy this day with her selfie’s! Harlow had a BLAST! I met a super sweet blogger from Baby Does NYC, so mommies check out her blog!! I also met 2 ladies who do along the same lines as myself, but for prepared meals for kids from Juniors Fresh… so look out for Farmbox to in the future carry homemade baby food! There were several more of you I met that were so amazing, one lady has a blog dedicated to eating totally green and organic, I will chat more about her blog in the weeks to come!! It was AMAZING to see such a great group of people understanding the true need to fix our food system!
Thank you to all my loyal customers, my loyal readers who are helping make my dream possible! I can not wait to start going into the schools and talking with kids about organic food, AND then our community about those kids eating the right food at home! I have always said this is not about being on the cover of Forbes for me, its about changing how we eat and making this affordable for EVERYONE! I am working hard for you all to enjoy this service!
I have BIG COOL NEWS!!!!!!!!!!
After MUCH thought, I have decided we will be switching from our “box” to reusable insulated bags! This is a bit more of a cost for me as a company, and I want to keep my promise of not charging a deposit to anyone, so I ask that we all help in keeping our footprint of our beautiful planet low, and reuse these on your weekly or bi-weekly delivery. There will also be reusable ice packs in the bags to help keep your veggies extra crisp for you! Please be sure to wash out your bags, and ice packs, and set them out for your delivery driver to pickup on your delivery day. If you have a doorman please leave them with your doorman, or if you do not have a doorman please leave them where we usually set your box for you. I have made this decision to take a hit cost wise to help keep our footprint low on our planet, and help keep everything super crisp in your farmbox!
Don’t forget! We have our Easter Egg contest going on!!!!
FIND THE GOLDEN EGG HIDDEN ON OUR WEBSITE AND WIN $100 IN FREE FARMBOX DIRECT PRODUCE!!!
SUBMIT YOUR EASTER EGG DECORATION PICS TO WIN A MONTHS WORTH OF EGGS FROM FARMBOX DIRECT!!!
Delivery day was a success again! It was a VERY wet rainy day! And COLD! Which I am sad to say I have now caught a bit of a cold from delivering in the rain! BUT nothing will slow down this mama!! We did manage to get everyone’s boxes out there and delivered! YAY! I have lots of exciting news to share this week! We have 2 events this weekend we will be attending! Adding some new great stuff to our site to help make Farmbox Direct a one stop shop for your weekly organic needs!
Thank you to all my amazing customers! 🙂 All Farmbox Direct customers are amazing, and I LOVE all the very sweet emails I get from everyone with sweet words about my startup!
Colby Carrot Update:
Mom is this Colby Carrot’s brother and sister???
Last night, I made dinner and used my stunning “rainbow carrots” from this last weeks Farmbox, and Harlow always helps me in in the kitchen… She comes to me with the carrot bunch and said ” Mom, is this Colby’s brothers and sisters?” I said “why YES that’s EXACTLY what they are, and a few cousins” She replied ” the purple one is the girl carrot”!
Super Sprowtz you guys are AMAZING! I LOVE LOVE LOVE what you are doing!