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Farm-to-phone app CropSwap launches CropBox subscription service to boost local buying

June 16, 2020

Offering fresh convenience at a time when consumers need it most, CropSwap–which describes itself as “the instacart for local produce”—has launched a subscription service called CropBox.

The farm-to-phone CropSwap app connecting consumers with local farmers and growers currently is offering an assortment of boxes filled with fresh produce, honey, plants, seeds, and more.

Each available CropBox on the CropSwap app is curated by local farmers, growers, and creators, ranging from city vertical farm operations to homeowners with prolific fruit trees.

Subscribers nationwide can pick-up their CropBox locally or have them delivered directly from a nearby grower. Notable farms from both coasts that plan to sell CropBoxes include County Line Harvest and Sow A Heart Farms in Los AngelesNo Spray Hawaii in HawaiiFarm.One in New York City, and Vital Living Sprouts in Miami.

“As consumers shift toward healthier and more eco-conscious lifestyles, CropSwap answers the demand for easy, reliable access to fresh products grown and/or made locally in their area,” says Roberto Reiner, CEO and co-founder of CropSwap. “We are taking the anonymity out of the foods you consume by lifting the curtain on exactly where your produce comes from. Whether it’s lemons monthly or fresh vegetables bi-weekly, there is a CropBox subscription model that works for everyone.”

He told Produce Bluebook, ‘“The impact of this pandemic on our shopping habits has been significant. “It has become more evident than ever of our urgent need for a smarter, more sustainable shared food economy.

To subscribe to a CropBox, simply access the home screen map and select the CropBox filter. Based on location, users may then click on a variety of local CropBoxes to subscribe to. Once selected, they can further customize their subscription by choosing their desired quantity, and frequency at which they’d like to receive their CropBoxes.

Research Contact: @TheCropBox

Show your ‘true colors’: Personality test matches you with your perfect decorating palette

June 21, 2019

We’ve all taken a variety of online personality quizzes—tests that promised to help us choose a dream job; assigned us to a Hogwarts house, and even determined once and for all which character on the show, Friends, we are most like.

Now, there’s a test that we’re sure we all will pass with “flying colors.” Sherwin-Williams is giving the standard personality quiz a home decor spin with the launch of its new ColorSnap Color ID quiz, Real Simple magazine reports.

After taking the quiz this morning (spoiler alert: I got “The Naturalist”), I know that I “embrace the outdoors and want to help everything around [me] thrive. [I find myself] most at peace when surrounded by nature, walking along a rugged trail or just sitting in the sun.”

What’s more, “I let in the fresh air” with a color palette of Pearl gray, Dark night, Pale moss, Suitable brown, Intellectual gray, Lemon verbena, Pewter green, Verde marron, Chamois, Creamy, Shitake, Natural tan, and Waterloo paints.

Instead of a singular color, the results guide you toward a range of 16 coordinated options to help you explore fresh paint colors you’ve maybe never considered. The paint colors aren’t bound to a specific home decor style, so no matter if your style is more modern farmhouse or warm industrial, you’ll be able to incorporate your favorite paint colors from the palette into your space.

And I learned all of this after answering just a handful of questions about my favorite couch (out of three choices), coffee table, wall hanging, musical preferences, and favorite plants.

In total, there are eight distinct personality types and color palettes, including a Minimalist range that’s full of soothing grays; and a Creative palette that features bold colors for confident home decorators, such as a peacock blue.

Curious which Sherwin-Williams paint colors are the most popular? Just check out the Nurturer palette, which features some of the brand’s best-selling paint colors. If you’re on the hunt for a crowd-pleasing shade of blue or the ideal shade of off-white, you’ll find it here.

Research contact: @SherwinWilliams