FOCUS Foods is thrilled and honored to have won the Harvard Dean's Food Challenge! It has been a wonderful experience to be a finalist and we are beyond excited to take home the grand prize.
This past Sunday, we were also honored as the winners of both the Grand Prize and the Sustainability Prize at Carnegie Mellon's business plan competition. It's been a terrific week!
Check out this recent article on the truth behind many current grocery store offerings. It says that "the average apple in many grocery stores is 14 months old." Turns out, apples are often kept in cold storage for months. The article goes on to say that this is true of many berries, and that fish is often pre-frozen and then thawed at the store.
Want the best tasting, most nutrient rich fruit, vegetables, and fish on the market? Then keep an eye here to learn when FOCUS Foods is fully up and running! Though we're just in the prototype stage now, we are working around the clock towards our first industrial set-up. This will be a 60,000 square foot rooftop system located inside of a greenhouse on top of a grocery store. We'll be selling directly to the store. Our food will go from harvest to store within hours. We can't wait - and we hope you can't either!
FOCUS Foods was profiled as one of the eight finalists in the Wharton Business Plan Competition 2015. You can reach the post here: http://whr.tn/1aAFrmW
We're also thrilled to be finalists in Carnegie Mellon's business plan competition. Wish us luck!
Click through the gallery below to see more pictures of world's fastest growing lettuce and also catch sight of our basil which is now doing quite well. Just in time for spring!