NEW YORK — Introducing Farmbox Direct - The new subscription based service that brings 100 percent USDA certified organic seasonal, and pesticide-free produce to singletons, families, couples and friends from New York to Washington DC. For those who are looking to embark on a healthier, cleaner lifestyle, Farmbox Direct offers seasonally selected produce perfect for those who don’t have enough time to shop for food that’s good for their mind, body, and soul. Farmbox Direct provides customers with the highest quality seasonal produce with boxes assembled and delivered weekly. Farmbox Direct gives families the opportunity to rediscover what a seasonal and local diet is with all of the produce’s health benefits.
Farmbox Direct seeks to promote the concept of eating clean food to nourish and fulfill your body. “I started Farmbox Direct with a vision of how food should be which is why my goal is to bring the farmers market in it’s best purity to customer’s doors,” says Ashley Tyrner, Farmbox Direct’s founder and CEO. “Having been raised on a farm and brought up by a family of farmers in the Midwest, I’ve come to understand how much care should go into the food we eat by those who grow it. After becoming a single mother with a new career in fashion, and living off food stamps while I got back on my feet, I became even more cautious about what I bought and ate and what I fed my daughter. I knew there was a market for what I needed and it was my job to bring fresh, organic produce to people’s doorsteps. I am fortunate enough to personally engage every farmer, artisan, and vendor we work with – and if they’re not local or organic, then we won’t carry their produce.” She added: “I want to make real, nutritious food a given in the diet of every American. By eating by the seasons, we are eating foods when they are at their peak taste, are the most abundant, and the least expensive. I want to lower the negative connotations of organic produce, and showcase the many health benefits of a fresh diet. I want to draw the ‘you are what you eat’ connection even closer to everyone I deliver to, one box at a time.”
Farmbox Direct offers three different size boxes ranging from $36.95 - $58.95. Following the company’s launch in Manhattan and Brooklyn, Farmbox Direct has expanded throughout the east coast and plans to expand and serve customers nationally. This September, Farmbox will make its first moves on the national stage, releasing a monthly subscription box stocked with up to 12 packaged snacks—everything from popcorn and cookies to rice—that will ship out on the 15th of the month. Prices will range from $20 to $30, and customers can elect to continue ordering any of the products in future deliveries.
ABOUT THE FOUNDER
Ashley Tyrner is from Illinois but grew up partially in Arizona and Los Angeles. At age 27, with a newborn baby girl, Ashley became a food stamp recipient. She moved to New York City in 2011 for a new beginning and worked as a business manager in the fashion industry. Three years after breaking out and making it in the Big Apple and the fashion industry, Ashley decided to venture where her heart was: helping others understand the strong connection food has on our lives. Thus, arrived the inspiration of Farmbox Direct – bringing the goodness one step closer to you.