FreshBox Farms CEO serves as panelist at VERGE 16


MILLIS — FreshBox Farms CEO Sonia Lo was among the panelists at VERGE 16, exploring how innovation can improve food safety and provide for those in need. VERGE 16 is a global event series focusing on the technologies and systems that accelerate sustainability solutions. The Sept. 19-22 conference was held in Santa Clara, California.

Innovative Farming Technique Helps Company Beat Statewide Drought

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With much of the state under drought conditions, the lack of rain is taking its toll on traditional farming. But one farming sector is safe from that drought thanks to something called hydroponic farming – growing plants and vegetables in a trough of water, not soil.

Producing results in produce


Can we say FreshBox Farms thinks outside the box with its vertical farming technology? Or perhaps the Millis-based company thinks inside the box, too, as the produce from this technology grows in containers.

FreshBox Farms now Non-GMO Project certified

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The vertical farm’s entire product line, while always free of genetically modified organisms, is now Non-GMO Project verified. The Non-GMO Project supports providing consumers with clearly labeled non-GMO food and products, and is North America’s only independent verification for products made according to best practices for GMO avoidance.

Indoor-farming startup plots expansion in Mass., seeks $10M investment

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Jul 6, 2016, 2:02pm EDT For a few weeks during the frigid winter of 2015, otherwise known to Bostonians as the infamous “Snowmageddon,” Sonia Lo stood at a supermarket handing out samples of leafy greens. Customers with snow-crusted boots and ski jackets marveled when Lo told them the lettuces had been harvested within the past few hours in the town of Millis in the MetroWest suburbs. Since then, Lo has seen increased demand for heirloom lettuce, arugula, spinach and herbs that can be grown without soil, indoors, at any time of year using the method of hydroponics.