Just because AIR doesn't mean anything doesn't mean the company doesn't stand for something. In the last year, AIR has gotten serious about employee wellness, prompted in part by a grant from the State of Massachusetts' Working On Wellness initiative.
Eddie started as our newest bike delivery person in the winter of 2017-2018 after previously working for Boston Pedicab. Not surprisingly, he loves biking and, like many of his colleagues, he's a big music fan and plays in a band. Here's some more about Eddie.
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.
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."
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!
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.
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.
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.
Coley took over as the marketing manager at Boston Organics in the summer of 2017 after working for a handful of local tech startup and, before that, as the marketing manager of a grocery co-op in Tucson, Arizona.