Ashley Tyrner, founder of Farmbox Direct, has gone from being a single mom on food stamps to the CEO of a national brand that aims to eradicate the overwhelming food desert problem in America. Her company, Farmbox Direct is a door-to-door service that brings the freshest vegetables and fruits directly from organic farms. Customers are able to choose between three different seasonal box sizes and then receive weekly-customized delivery boxes. To make lives easier, Farmbox Direct also provides quick and easy recipes all on their site to use with the freshest product that would be delivered each week, saving user’s time and allowing them to maintain a healthier lifestyle.
After Ashley became a mother, she really began to pay very close attention to exactly what was in the food that not only she was eating, but also what she was feeding her self-proclaimed vegan daughter. She was a typical busy NYC working mom and didn’t always have time to make a weekly trip to her local farmer’s market to pick up the fresh produce nor did she have the money to do so. It was during this time in her life where she began to realize the true need for a service such as Farmbox Direct.
People needed access to convenient and affordable fresh fruits and vegetables and Ashley rose to the occasion. Farmbox Direct is successfully filling a void in the clean food industry as the company is a multi-million-dollar revenue generating business and is proud to have former White House Chef and Senior Policy Adviser to Michelle Obama, Sam Kass, as a member of the team. Ashley has created partnerships with Michelle Obama’s Move Campaign, and speaks around the country on health, wellness, food, and entrepreneurship.
Ashley was a winner of the 2016 Glamour Magazine Starters Project and appeared in a 2017 Infiniti commercial as a featured entrepreneur in their Beyond the Numbers campaign. She currently lives in New York City with her seven-year-old daughter, Harlow while running her business that currently boasts $5 million in revenue. This month, she is launching her second company, alongside her daughter. Harlow’s Harvest will be a monthly subscription box that teaches children their way around the kitchen and the importance of nutrition in a fun and interactive format. www.farmboxdirect.com