Meet Harlow. She's seven years old, she's from New York City, and there's one thing she loves more than anything: to cook.
Harlow knows that it's really important for kids like her to understand how to cook nutritious, wholesome meals. It means they're already able to take care of themselves long before they leave home for college. The problem is that lots of schools don't teach kids to cook.
She learned how to peel veggies and how to cook rice; when to drain pasta and what makes salad taste nice. That was a while ago. Now, she's mastered recipes that many grownups struggle with — and she wants to share her skills with other kids.
And so Harlow's Harvest was born: a way for school-age children to pick up practical skills for healthy cooking — even if they don't share Harlow's love of broccoli!
She's backed up by supermom Ashley. As the founder and CEO of Farmbox Direct, (a multimillion-dollar company on a mission to provide fresh, organic produce for everyone who needs it), Ashley knows a thing or two about healthy food.
ASHLEY'S OWN BUSINESS STARTED SMALL. SHE'D BEEN THROUGH A ROUGH PATCH — AND JUGGLING WORK AND HOME LIFE AS A SINGLE PARENT WASN'T EASY.
Perseverance paid off, though. Since creating Farmbox Direct in 2014, Ashley has grown the company to serve the whole of the U.S., has traveled the country giving talks on food policy, and was even invited to President Obama's White House to celebrate entrepreneurs achieving big things.