Colin started out as a driver at Boston Organics in 2016, left for a while to take a position with Boston Public Schools, and then rejoined the team in the fall of 2017 as our new customer service manager. When he's not answering your produce-related emails, he can be found playing bass in his band or fly fishing. Learn more about Colin below!
This week, bananas have been driving us...bananas. It seems a large shipment of organic bananas was held up by customs and as a result the City of Boston is experiencing a shortage. Every week we distribute thousands of bananas. We know that homes and offices rely on us to deliver this grocery staple, so this is a big deal for us.
Topics: Organic Bananas
We discovered Justin Klaassen, a product developer and father of two who lives in South Boston, when he started tagging us on Instagram, where he posts under the name @hoppybeerman. Always the posts would feature a beer next to some fruits or vegetables that he got in his Boston Organics box.
2017 was another great year for Boston Organics and we have our customers to thank. Here's an infographic with some information on some of our company highlights, including number of pounds of local apples delivered, number of nonprofits supported, and number of pounds of food donated to Food For Free.
Topics: Guides and Infographics
Winter is in full swing so that means it is peak citrus season. Citrus fruits like oranges and mandarins are at their sweetest and juiciest. Many of next week’s boxes will highlight golden nugget mandarins—a later maturing variety that is known for being easy to peel and for its sweet taste and notably bumpy skin.
Topics: organic hechiya persimmon
A couple of years ago, Joy Huang started her Instagram account (@joyosity) to share photos of her culinary creations and travel explorations. Last year, she challenged herself to post one recipe photo a day. Since then, her audience has grown and she now has over 6,000 followers.
She says joining cooking clubs on Facebook (like the Food52 cookbook club and baking club) gave her a lot of inspiration for what to make. Occasionally some of her posts would be picked up by other larger accounts like @Food52, @marthastewart, @thekitchn, @foodandwine, and @thefeedfeed which brought a lot more exposure to her account. One unique aspect of her Instagram photos is that they are all taken and edited with her iPhone.
It gets cold in our offices at this time of year, and most of the time you'll see our team wearing hats to keep their heads warm. Here are some of the hats they wore this week.
Renae joined Boston Organics in the fall of 2017 as our newest purchasing associate. She brings a wealth of experience with produce, from working on an urban farm in Philadelphia to handling operations for a farm-to-office meal delivery company.
The big game is less than a week away -- Go Pats! -- and it's time to start planning your Super Bowl menu. There will be no shortage of chicken wing recipes floating around the internet in the coming days. We thought we'd suggest a few vegetarian options.
The Patriots are headed to the Super Bowl (again). Borrow a page or two from the Boston Organics playbook and prepare recipes that are sure to make you MVP of the viewing party.