Roost Crate is a brand new subscription box that delivers farmers market finds to your door each month. It is the brainchild of my friend and fellow world changer, Kelly Pugliano. Kelly is also the author of the very popular food blog Eat Picks®.
When I heard Kelly was launching Roost Crate, I knew I had to get my hands on a box. Knowing Kelly, the contents would be impeccable. I was lucky enough to receive the August box this week, and it did not disappoint.
The boys and I used every item in the farmers market-themed box within 24 hours of receiving it. It included a Berry & Birch soy wax candle, T & J Soap lip balm, OMy! goat milk soap, Barkeater Chocolate (sea salt – so yummy!), V Smiley Preserves rhubarb vanilla honey jam, and a spectacular Roost Crate canvas tote that I plan on keeping in the car for trips to my own local farmers markets.
Of course, I had a few questions for Kelly. I decided to just share my questions and Kelly’s answers to them below because they give you a good feel for the company and all its goodness. Make sure you at least scroll down to the end where you’ll find a promo code for 10% off your first box!
What is the personal story behind Roost Crate?
About a year ago, I stopped at a local orchard country store and fell in love with this silly rooster and pig on wheels. I couldn’t decide which one I liked better, so I got both! The pig sits on a bookshelf and the rooster I see every day, as he is in the kitchen. After the holiday season of ordering and sending gifts, I started to see little delivery vans all over the place. I kept picturing my Eat Picks logo emblazoned on the sides, but I couldn’t decide what would actually be in the vans. I new I wanted a product, I just didn’t know what it was.
Six months later, while working at the kitchen table, I happened to look at my little rooster on wheels and looked up subscription boxes. I was immediately struck with my “A-ha!” moment! With my little rooster, I came up with the name Roost Crate. To roost means “to gather” and all I could picture was a gathering of my favorite things all in a box! The ideas just snowballed from there!
I live in a great part of the country for farms, good food and handcrafted items and love all the unique finds from area farmer’s markets and local small businesses. I wanted to bring a little bit of that to folks from all over. A farmer’s market in a box, delivered to your door! What could be better than that?
How do you source the products each month?
I source products from all over really. I pound the pavement at local businesses and dirt paths at the farmers markets. If it looks interesting, I’ll buy it and try it out. Everything that goes into Roost Crate is personally tested to make sure it tastes or functions as it is intended. I have pretty high standards. If I would use it at home or in a recipe, then it will find its way into the box. I try to find all natural, good for you ingredients.
You are already supporting small local businesses (even if they are found around the country) and products that are all natural and good for us and the environment. Are you giving back in any other ways?
Absolutely! It was always part of the business plan that we would give back in some way to the community. For this year, we will be donating a portion of our proceeds to a local organization that supports the community with fresh produce donations to the needy and elderly. They have a fresh “Veggie mobile,” a community garden and much more. It’s a great organization and really excited to be partnering with them.
Is there any sort of promo code or incentive I can use to entice people to start a subscription (since I know they are wanting to join now!)?
Yes! This first month, folks can use the code FOUNDER to receive 10% off their first box. We will be having incentives on our Instagram account for the opportunity to win a free box or a lifetime subscription. Those details will be coming out soon!
If you would like to order the August Roost Crate, you have until August 19th to order!
Here are a few links to get you started with Roost Crate:
- Visit the Roost Crate website
- Get started with a subscription
- Follow Roost Crate on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter
- Read the Eat Picks blog
Disclosure: I received an early Roost Crate box at no charge, which inspired the writing of this post. The opinions and words are all mine.
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