Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Triskeles: People with Purpose, Passion & Pizza Love

For the past four years, GreenBox has teamed up with the Triskeles program: a foundation dedicated to creating a conscious, sustainable world across all generations. Through Triskeles, high school students are invited to intern with qualifying organizations – those where innovative human beings are committed to fostering a “green” today and even greener tomorrow.

We’re so proud to be one of them.

For the month of July, we’ve been lucky enough to be joined by our intern, Marita, a 14 year old realistic fiction connoisseur from the Bronx. While she might be a little shy, Marita is a heck of a writer… so naturally, we asked her to share her feelings on our favorite topic: pizza.

We love what she came up with, and thought you would, too:

Growing up, I spent every summer in Massachusetts with my cousins, and nothing felt better than gathering the family together in our little kitchen to make homemade pizzas. We made several different pies, from thin crust, my favorite, to the combo. Everybody had a job to do, whether it was spreading the cheese or rolling the dough. That hour we spent in the kitchen created some of the best memories.

Smelling the pizza and waiting for it to finish baking stirred up excitement and anticipation in the house. When it was finally ready, the time and effort we spent in to making the pies was long gone as we took apart the pizza slice by slice. Sitting there, enjoying the fact that pizza brought us together, I stopped looked at my pizza and asked, “What would I do without you?”

Today, we say thank you to Marita – for her hard work, her passion, and love for pizza pie. Here’s to Triskeles for bringing us together, and for letting us be a part of their vision. We couldn’t be more grateful.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

GreenBox Spotlight: Upper Crust Pizzeria

Authentic Italian cheese, farm-to-table toppings and vine-ripened tomatoes fresh-picked from sunny California.

…Sounds like a darn good pizza to me.

Since 2001, Boston’s Upper Crust Pizza has been making waves throughout Beantown. With roots in historic Beacon Hill, their concept is simple: fresh, unexpected, flavorful and always extraordinary. So extraordinary, in fact, that they’ve opened up 5 other locations within the city.

You can take our word for it, or you can stop by for a slice of their “Patata Rosa”: a white pizza loaded with rosemary, garlic, roasted red bliss potatoes, caramelized onions & fontina cheese. Another fan favorite is “The Uncommon”: a mouth-watering mix of bacon, chopped pineapple & jalapeno.

Upper Crust is known for their one-of a-kind combinations that change daily (stop in tomorrow for hamburger, bell peppers & onions, or this Saturday for steak & gorgonzola).  Better yet, check out – and print out – their “slice of the day” calendar. We have it bookmarked.

Just this week, our very own Jennifer Wright made her way up to Boston and had the pleasure of tasting (ok, inhaling) Upper Crust’s “slice of the day” – a thin-crusted pizza topped with a yummy mix of crunchy bacon and roasted potatoes. She was beaming about the friendly staff, too.

We’re jealous, so the rest of us are already planning a road trip to test out July’s pizza of the month: topped with diced tomatoes, feta cheese, roasted red peppers and homemade hummus, it’s got stomachs rumbling all over GreenBox offices.

Bottom line? We’re proud to have the GreenBox make its way up the East Coast, but even more thrilled to be part of such a well-loved Boston staple. You heard it here, folks…Upper Crust, you’re a must. 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

GreenBox Spotlight: JWG

Jackson, Wyoming just got a “whole” lot cooler.

Family-owned, passionate, and full of heart…Jackson Whole Grocer is setting the standard for what “food shopping” should be.

With an emphasis on sustainable, local produce, JWG has become a staple of the Jackson community – a thriving town square with so much more than what’s on your shopping list.

From regional craft beers on tap to a wood-fired pizzeria, you’re invited to stay a while, and a seat beside the fireplace is the best in the house. They’ve got a juice & smoothie bar, too – best enjoyed on the sun-drenched patio. Top it off with a sushi station & taco taqueria, and we’re bringing our sleeping bags.

….And yes, they love the Earth. What more could you want in your go-to grocer?

In fact, JWG recently relocated to a 40,000 square foot spot – and the space is chock full of eco-friendly goodness. The ceilings are dotted with LED lighting, walls decorated with upcycled snow fencing and the cafĂ© is covered in reclaimed furniture. They’ve even earned EPA’s “GreenChill” certification for their use of green refrigeration systems.

We just love these guys. Their custom GreenBox is pretty cool, too. ;)



So, if you’re ever in Jackson, stop by JWG – and maybe even “Build your own sixer.”

Because once you go whole, you’ll never go half.