Coley Ward

Coley is the marketing manager at Boston Organics. His favorite vegetable is a red bell pepper.

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Introducing Boston Organics' Office Wellness Program

Posted by Coley Ward on Apr 3, 2018 9:32:05 AM

We deliver organic fruit and snacks to hundreds of offices in the Greater Boston area, but many of the people who work in those offices don't know that we *also* deliver organic produce and groceries to homes.

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Topics: Office wellness program, Healthy Office

The great banana shortage of 2018: Your questions answered

Posted by Coley Ward on Mar 26, 2018 9:28:25 AM

For the second week in a row and the third time this winter, we're having trouble sourcing ripe bananas. And we're not alone. Head to your local super market and you'll likely either see empty banana shelves or shelves of green bananas.

The reason: Shipments of imported bananas have been delayed due to the winter storms we have seen over the past few weeks.

We know our customers have questions about the sudden banana shortage, so we wanted to do our best to answer them here.

Drum roll please...

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Topics: Organic Bananas

5 Savory Pie Recipes for Pi Day

Posted by Coley Ward on Mar 14, 2018 10:10:05 AM

To celebrate Pi Day, we've compiled some of our favorite pie recipes. Earlier we brought you 6 dessert pie recipes. Now here are some of our favorite savory pies. Because, as an irrational and transcendental number, pi will continue infinitely without repetition or pattern. And so will our appetite for pie!

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Topics: pi day, pie recipes

Happy Pi Day! Here are 6 dessert pie recipes

Posted by Coley Ward on Mar 14, 2018 9:56:27 AM

It's Pi Day, the magical day when we celebrate the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Okay, so mostly Pi Day is an excuse to eat pie. Nothing wrong with that! Here are a handful of dessert pie recipes from our database. If you're in the mood for a savory pie, we've got you covered there, too.

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Topics: pi day, pie recipes

BOSTON ORGANICS NOW DELIVERING TO LYNN!

Posted by Coley Ward on Mar 5, 2018 3:30:00 PM

We're a mission-driven organization. If you head to the About Us page of our website you can read about our push to provide access to fresh, organic produce and to promote and support healthy living in a mindful and sustainable way that respects the environment, supports local farms, local businesses, and fair-trade practices.

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Topics: Lynn

Meet Local Cookbook Author/Illustrator Lauren K. Stein

Posted by Coley Ward on Feb 26, 2018 9:47:39 AM

Lauren Stein is a local journalist who was inspired by her young daughter to write a cookbook -- with a twist. All of the recipes in "Fresh Made Simple" are illustrated.

"I wanted to create something that we would enjoy looking at together," Stein says. "She would begin to learn colors and shapes and foods, and at the same time it would actually give me ideas for what to cook for our family."

Stein's idea evolved into a collection of everyday recipes, easy to prepare, for the whole family to enjoy.

"The drawings are so playful, but at the same time very instructional with the cooking action and ingredients all in there," she says. "My hope was cooks of all ages and skills would be inspired to cook something fresh and delicious."

Here's some more about Stein, her cookbook, and how she's teaching her kids to love cooking and eating good food. You can enjoy three of her illustrated recipes for mushroom dishes here.

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Topics: bio, marketing

Illustrated Mushroom Medley Recipes from Lauren K. Stein's "Fresh Made Simple"

Posted by Coley Ward on Feb 26, 2018 9:47:19 AM

Lauren K. Stein is a cookbook author, journalist and proud mom of two kids who lives in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood. Mealtime with her daughter inspired Fresh Made Simple, her first collection of recipes – 76 illustrated guides to fresh, simple snacks and meals.

Below are three recipes from Fresh Made Simple that all feature mushrooms.

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Topics: Organic Mushrooms, fresh made simple

Healthy Workplace Spotlight: Ceres

Posted by Coley Ward on Feb 23, 2018 11:17:55 AM
 
 

We've been delivering organic fruit to Ceres since 2016, and we just love what they do. Located near Boston's Chinatown, the advocacy group works to transform the economy to promote sustainability. Among other things, they work with companies and investors on solutions to climate change, water scarcity and human rights issues.

Ceres asks the corporations in its Company Network to take steps be more sustainable, and each of these companies publishes a sustainability report documenting their success. But Ceres also "walks the talk," according to Brian Sant, Ceres' director of digital communications and marketing.

"We publish our own sustainability report," he says, "and we work hard to minimize our carbon footprint and promote employee wellness."

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Topics: Healthy Office

This Post is Bananas (B-A-N-A-N-A-S)

Posted by Coley Ward on Feb 13, 2018 4:06:37 PM

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.

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Topics: Organic Bananas

Member Spotlight: Justin Klaassen

Posted by Coley Ward on Feb 12, 2018 9:27:43 AM

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.

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Topics: bio, marketing, member spotlight

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