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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/

14Mar 2018

Flavored coconut water brand COCO5 last week announced it has completed a $1.5 million round of fundraising led by Spiral Sun Ventures and Loop Capital CEO Jim Renyolds. Boston Celtics forward Marcus Morris, Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris and Montreal Canadiens right winger Andrew Shaw also participated in the round, the company’s first. “The majority […]

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