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Rachel Greenberger

10 Questions for Local Food Entrepreneur: Blonde Beauchamp

This interview was originally published on Examiner.com. Babson food entrepreneurs were out in force at Mass Innovation Nights Foodie Edition last month: Alex Kravetz of CogniTea; Annie Feldman of Enerchi Bites; Octavia Costea of Spreads & Beyond. Also there was Blonde Beauchamp of The Craic and Blonde. Blonde’s energy is infectious, and she’s managed to…

Creating Social Value

Rachel Greenberger

10 Questions for Local Food Entrepreneur: Cassandria Campbell

This interview originally appeared on Examiner.com. Fresh Food Generation is dedicated to providing healthy, vibrant, local and delicious food to food-access-challenged Boston. Co-founder Cassandria Campbell and I met through Babson alum Linda McQuillan (B’78) and The Food Project, and Cassandria was one of the entrepreneurs to pitch at the Quick Service Incubator at last year’s…

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Rachel Greenberger

10 Questions for Local Food Entrepreneur: Kate McAleer

This interview originally appeared on Examiner.com. There was a chocolate emergency when this Examiner called to interview Kate McAleer. “10,000 pounds of chocolate just arrived at our door! We expected it next week but it just showed up… All is well now.” Bixby & Co. is a two-and-a half-year-old natural candy company about to launch…

Creating Social Value

Rachel Greenberger

10 Questions for Local Food Entrepreneur: Mei Li

This interview originally appeared on Examiner.com. When Mei Li and I met at a food truck panel in April, her reputation preceded her. Mei Mei is on the tip of most tongues when Bostonians talk about local food trucks. Here she shares just some of her infectious energy, insight, wisdom, and vision. Q. What was…

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Rachel Greenberger

10 Questions for Local Food Entrepreneur: Flea Foster

This interview originally appeared on Examiner.com. I live just blocks away from Spoke, and so got to watch it go from raw concept into open restaurant over the course of last year – in that slice of real estate sandwiched between Dave’s Fresh Pasta and Sunshine Lucy’s on Holland Street in Davis Square, Somerville. I…

Creating Social Value

Rachel Greenberger

10 Questions for Local Food Entrepreneur: Sue Liang

This interview originally appeared on Examiner.com. In June, Sue Liang published 10 Steps to Becoming a Food Entrepreneur, and it quickly made Google News. A poised and tenacious entrepreneur, Sue is currently at MassChallenge. Q:   What was the seed for what is now Asulia? A:   On Mother’s Day the year before I started Asulia, my…

Creating Social Value

Rachel Greenberger

10 Questions for Local Food Entrepreneur: Julie King

This interview was originally published on Examiner.com. I first encountered Julie King’s exquisite salsa at MINFoodie5, the fifth edition of Mass Innovation Nights stellar food-business fair. When it hit my mouth, my taste buds started waving their pom-poms – and I bought a “purse-sized” (4-ounce Ball) jar on the spot. (Hint: you can buy it…

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Rachel Greenberger

10 Questions for Local Food Entrepreneur: Jody Adams

This interview is originally published on Examiner.com Last month, The New York Times featured Jody Adams in its Women Who Belong in the Kitchen series. For her work as chef-owner of Rialto in Harvard Square, Jody has accrued dozens of awards and accolades. But her impact and influence extend far beyond: she’s a humanitarian, community…

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Rachel Greenberger

10 Questions for Local Food Entrepreneur: Lynn Elliott

This interview is originally published on Examiner.com. I met Lynn in 2013, before she’d left a job in finance to launch Lynn’s Delicious. We’ve been in and out of each other’s food worlds ever since. Lynn lives and breathes her mission, and so I wanted to share some of her food journey here… 1: What…

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Rachel Greenberger

10 Questions for Local Food Entrepreneur: Sally Sampson

This interview was originally published on Examiner.com. Cooking guide for kids ChopChop is joyful, fun and a “magazine on a mission.” Today, Sally Sampson’s colorful and captivating quarterly reaches more than 2 million families a year. This summer, Sally and ChopChop are teaming up with former White House pastry chef Bill Yosses to lead healthy…