Thyme Fries

October 10, 2016
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Patagonia’s Food Startup Fights Climate Change With Kernza

Patagonia is bringing its sustainability philosophy to beer. The company’s food division, Patagonia Provisions, in partnership with Hopworks Urban Brewery, announced the launch of Long Root Ale, a craft beer with a special ingredient that mitigates climate change.

October 5, 2016
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What Mary Meeker’s 2016 Internet Trends Report Says About Food

Mary Meeker’s annual report on internet trends is a thing of legend. Each year the venture capitalist produces a 200+ slide report on the latest and greatest internet trends and technologies shaping our society and economy. As a result, she’s viewed as one of the go-to sources for spotting top line trends. Meeker is a partner at one of Read More

July 18, 2016
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AgTech Investing Report

The investment dollars pouring into food and agriculture technology nearly doubled from 2014 ($2.9 billion) to 2015 ($4.6 billion), according to AgFunder’s AgTech Investing Report: Year in Review 2015. E-commerce startups led the way, raking in $1.65 billion, or 36% of total investment, across 159 deals. In the US, 48 food e-commerce startups raised capital, none more Read More

July 8, 2016
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The Potter’s House and DC’s Third Space

Suspended coffee, or caffé sospeso, is a century-old tradition steeped in the working-class cafes of Naples. A patron, having recently come across good fortune, would buy a coffee and pay another forward, or ‘suspend’ it, for a future customer, particularly one with less means. It was a small gesture that fostered a sense of community. Read More

February 25, 2016
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Tipping the Labor Market

Soon restaurant bills may no longer include a line for gratuity. If that happens, it could trigger a debate that benefits everyone, including restaurateurs, patrons and restaurant workers. For now, the hospitality industry is watching closely as restaurateurs Danny Meyer, Tom Colicchio, Anita Lo, and others, implement ‘no tipping’ policies. While not the first to Read More

January 23, 2016
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UliMana, Raw Chocolate

“It sometimes starts with a memory,” says Tonya Bennert reflecting on her journey as a food entrepreneur, “and then a passion builds and develops slowly.” For Bennert, that memory is of her grandmother sitting on their porch in Kingsport, Tennessee, eating a raw cucumber just plucked from the nearby garden. It’s a memory of her Read More

November 10, 2015
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Cooking Simplified: Expanding Food Access

On the surface, Cooking Simplified appears to be yet another entrant in the increasingly-crowded meal kit market, joining the ranks of Blue Apron, Plated and Hello Fresh, among others (even Mark Bittman announced this week that he would be partnering with Purple Carrot, another competitor). They all use the same subscription model designed to make Read More