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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: 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…

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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…

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Rachel Greenberger

10 Questions for Local Food Entrepreneur: Ali Fong

This interview was originally published on Examiner.com. In April, founder of Chicken ‘n Rice Guys and Babson alum Ian So (B’08) asked me to moderate a food truck panel at CIC’s Venture Café. On the panel with Ian and the founder of Mei Mei Street Kitchen was Ali Fong, the woman behind famed Boston food…

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Rachel Greenberger

10 Questions for Local Food Entrepreneur: Anna Gaul

This interview was originally published on Examiner.com. With flavors like Earl Grey Lemon and Sweet Corn, Tipping Cow Ice Cream is doing something different. Founder/owner Anna Gaul who describes herself as an “ice cream fanatic” sat down to talk about how she started her young, hip, hyper-local company. 1. What was the seed for what…

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Rachel Greenberger

10 Questions for Local Food Entrepreneur: Poorvi Patodia

This interview was originally published on Examiner.com. Poorvi and I met at the Stonyfield Entrepreneurship Institute in March 2011. Her snack food business was just an idea then (as was Food Sol). Now, three years later, I wanted to talk to Poorvi about her food entrepreneurial journey and what Biena has become… This will be…

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Rachel Greenberger

Farmer Social Media Movement: #FarmVoices for Earth Day 2014

The popularity of the felfie – a selfie taken on a farm has been growing on Twitter and beyond.  The Guardian featured a great story on it back in January. Perhaps the connections and influence of the U.K. felfie were what inspired Canadian-based Farm On to launch #FarmVoices, a social media movement recently joined by…