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Friday, May 4, 2018

FarmLogix Launches Local Farm Boxes in Communities Across Chicago/RNN

More local is better.  Nice innovation here.  More than ever I want to go back to Chicago.

n an effort to increase access to fresh and healthy foods in communities across ChicagoFarmLogix, a leading provider of local and sustainable food technology solutions to institutional customers, is proud to announce the launch of its Farm to Community boxes. FarmLogix’s Farm to Community boxes were made possible by funding Team Leverage, a collaboration between FarmLogix, This Old Farm and Top Box Foods, after winning The Food to Market Challenge, a supply chain competition sponsored by Kinship Foundation’s Food:Land:Opportunity and funded by the Searle Funds at Chicago Community Trust.
With Aramark Chicago Public Schools and North Shore Hospital Systems as participating locations, the Farm to Community boxes are available for pickup at Roberto Clemente, Juarez and Dunbar Vocational high schools, as well as North Shore’s EvanstonHighland ParkSkokie and Glenbrook locations. “Schools and hospitals allow us to reach a wide network of community members and bring fresh and local food directly to them,” said Linda Mallers, Founder and CEO of FarmLogix. “Being able to pick up fresh, local and healthy food on your way home from school or work provides the convenience that helps grow healthier communities.”
Every week, families, employees, surrounding businesses and the community are able to purchase affordable source-identified produce, meats and side dish boxes that support local farmers, with the meat sourced from Indiana and the produce sourced from Michigan. All boxes include farm profiles, nutritional content, and recipes using the box contents. Most boxes support quick, easy meals such as slow cooked pork fajitas, pot roast and chili. Link and Snap are accepted at the Chicago Public School pick-up locations.

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