Box Greens in the News
Meet the Founding Farmers
Originally a teacher in Carol City, Cheryl ultimately landed in business development. After successfully launching a tech company, she followed her passion for produce, and in 2010 started a produce distribution company (www.endlesslyorganic.com) that was sold in 2015. Cheryl has also represented Miami's wellness community at several round-tables and discussion panels. She has appeared on Money Matters, in The Miami Herald, and in Ocean Drive Magazine.
As an Endlessly Organic principal, Cheryl's responsibilities included:
6 full-time employees
Over 200 locations
3 last-mile trucks
2 feeder trucks
Community outreach, including Consortium for a Healthier Miami Dade, Baptist Wellness, MDPS Wellness
Co-Founded Women and Wellness
Successful internship program, including marketing and food education
Cheryl is looking forward to combining her talents in Tech, Farming, & Community Wellness.
Photo taken during a site visit at Freight Farms in Boston, MA
The genesis of Box Greens marks a homecoming for Lisa. She returns to Miami after 17 years in New York City where she launched an event production and lifestyle design studio. After becoming certified as a yoga teacher and a Holistic health Coach she carved out a reputation as an expert in lifestyle deign to serve clients associating with health and wellness trends. In addition to full scale event production, Lisa regularly provided services that included curriculum development, program curation, press events, product launches and panel discussions. Prior to launching her own business, she spent a decade as Studio Manager at the production studio of photographer Bruce Weber.
As an Event Producer Lisa is skilled in project management, budget development & management and creative problem solving - ultimately manifesting vision into reality. While working on retainer with Agency clients, Lisa cultivated a passion for marketing, brand development and public relations. Certified as a Holistic Health Coach, she is experienced in leading health supportive cooking classes and facilitating group sessions on developing habits of healthy lifestyle.
Box Greens is the culmination of experience, passion and the opportunity to make a positive contribution to the community.
As a Restaurant/Hotel Consultant Dale has worked with some of our favorites; Casa Tua Cucina, Diplomat Prime, Point Royal, and Plant Food & Wine, Dale has collaborated with not only the very best chefs in South Florida, but some of the best chefs worldwide including such luminaries as Alfred Portale, Allen Susser, Geoffrey Zakarian and Andy D’Amico. Dale’s openings and relaunches include Monkitail, Diplomat Prime, Tempt in The Saint Hotel, Eleven Miami and Oolite. She is a former GM/Wine Director for some of the restaurants that have shaped the food landscape of Miami; among them, Solea at the W, Gotham Steak, North One 10 and Carmen the Restaurant. Dale and Lisa Merkle, Co-Founder of Box Greens first collaborated when they produced an Art Basel event during her tenure as Director of Food & Beverage for The Standard Spa. Her breadth of experience, notable relationships, and intimate knowledge of the restaurant industry make her a tremendous asset to our team. Dale has been featured for her wine programs in publications including The Wine Spectator, USA Today, John Mariani’s Virtual Gourmet, Cheers Magazine and Bloomberg Report among others.
Dale is working hard to match Box Greens with like-minded Chefs and Restaurant Partners that will ensure the ultimate recipe for success. We are all looking forward to a delicious future together.