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01Oct 2018

By: James Joaquin #worldpositive investor @ Obvious Ventures (and the former CEO @ Xmarks, Xoom, & Ofoto) Sep 27, 2018   The two trillion dollar global food industry is experiencing a massive disruption driven by changing consumer desires and choices. Big Food is at a tipping point, with the largest food companies in the world […]

05Sep 2018

By: Greg Trotter  Chicago Tribune Farmer’s Fridge, the Chicago-based startup that sells salads and other meals from vending machines, plans to double its operation next year after recently closing a $30 million financing round led by former Google CEO Eric Schmidt’s venture capital fund. Launched in 2013, Farmer’s Fridge has grown to about 185 machines in Chicago and […]

03Jul 2018

Base Culture’s in the June 2018 issue of Food Insider Journal. The Paleo diet advocates consuming healthy saturated fats, grass-fed animal protein and vegetables, while abstaining carbohydrates, sugar and dairy. For paleo devotees, the promise of this natural, food-as-fuel diet, combined with exercise, is more than just “primally” emulating ancient ancestors; it’s about using diet […]

26Jun 2018

Read Full Article Here: Better Nutrition Magazine 2018 The Zen of Slow Cooking How Meg Barnhart’s quest to slow down a frantic world led to a unique business that’s all about helping people /// By Neil Zevnik Let’s face it: we live in a hurry-up, giveit-to-me-right-now kind of world these days. From business to pleasure, […]

05Jun 2018

By: Greg Gonzales “Who knew slow cookers could be a vehicle for change?” It may have been a rhetorical question, but when she asked it in January, Meg Barnhart clearly knew the answer ― she was giving an acceptance speech for the Specialty Food Association’s Business Leadership Award at the Winter Fancy Food Show. Slow […]

05Jun 2018

By: Greg Trotter, Contact Reporter Chicago Tribune TeaSquares will begin selling its tea-infused energy bars in all 187 Chicago-area Jewel-Osco stores later this year — a significant milestone in a challenging journey for the South Side food startup. Tucked away in a nondescript brick building on West 75th Street in the West Chatham neighborhood, TeaSquares hopes […]

15Apr 2018

Element Shrub’s Honeydew Jalapeno Shrub & Club just won a SOFI award (Broze Medal) in the Cold Beverage – Ready to Drink category. Here is the link of winners – scroll down to see. https://www.specialtyfood.com/awards/sofi/winners/