FreshBox Farms Among Finalists of 2018 World Changing Ideas Awards

 

MILLIS, MA – FreshBox Farms, among the nation’s most efficient vertical farming operations, has been named a finalist in Fast Company’s 2018 World Changing Ideas Awards.

The awards honor businesses, policies, projects, and concepts that offer innovative solutions to the issues facing humanity. Freshbox Farms is among the finalists highlighted in the May issue of the print magazine.

“We’re certainly honored to be among the most forward-thinking companies,” says FreshBox Farms CEO Sonia Lo. “We’re always growing great ideas here —literally and figuratively—since we believe indoor growing is the future of agriculture. Many thanks to Fast Company for including us among the world’s innovators!”

A panel of eminent judges selected 12 winners and more than 200 finalists from a pool of more than 1,300 entries in 12 categories, from Food to Energy to Developing World Technology. Honorees include big-name brands like Microsoft and Walmart, nonprofits like the Anti-Defamation League and Unicef, and innovative startups like FreshBox Farms. The 2018 awards featured entries from across the globe, from India to Brazil to Rwanda.

FreshBox Farms’ sustainable indoor growing enclosures use no soil, very little water, a rigorously-tested nutrient mix and LED lighting to produce the freshest, cleanest, tastiest produce possible. Unlike lettuce and other produce that are frozen and spend weeks being transported to local stores, FreshBox Farms’ greens are harvested, packaged, and shipped within hours to local grocers.

All FreshBox Farms products are kosher and non-GMO certified, grown without pesticides, herbicides, or fungicides. The greens are also GAP (Good Agricultural Practices)-certified by the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources, which identifies locally sourced products grown, harvested and processed in using practices that are safe, sustainable and don’t harm the environment.

This coverage was published on April 9, 2018 on fastcompany.com.

This article was also published on May 10, 2018 on perishablenews.com.