Fresh Factory bottling line filling cold-pressed juice
The Fresh Factory
In the fall of 2017, we created the Fresh Factory through the merger of 87P and Farmed Here. The Fresh Factory is a platform to create, manufacture, and launch clean-label, plant-based products and brands. We work with farmers around the Midwest to source the highest-quality produce and create CPG (consumer packaged goods) products that are distributed around the country. Every day, more than 10,000 people have one of our products, and we’re just getting started.Visit Site
Salt Works development on Chicago’s Goose Island
Nearly ten years ago, we bought our first building in Chicago’s West Loop (and never should have sold it!). Today, we are a general partner in R2, a fully integrated real estate investing platform with 4+ million square feet under management. We continue to believe that the real estate market is undergoing a fundamental shift from the suburbs to urban cores and from traditional to more creative work environments. To that end, we’ve assembled a large portfolio of adaptive re-use projects across the Midwest, including more than 700,000 square feet on Chicago’s Goose Island.Visit Site
Sun setting on the Big Barn at New Frontier Farms
New Frontier Farms
New Frontier Farms is a 70-acre farm located in Salem Lakes, Wisconsin. We’ve partnered with Alive Rescue in Chicago to transform the barn into a dog rescue, breaking ground in fall 2019. In the coming years, we plan to phase out the production of traditional row crops in favor of a more diverse offering, including a variety of organic fruits and vegetables for use in Fresh Factory products.
AmpCNG fueling station in Waco Texas
In 2011, we founded Amp Americas, a renewable-methane project developer and CNG-station operator. Our idea was to replace diesel (the most expensive BTU) with methane (the cheapest BTU) in the transportation sector. Better yet, we developed renewable sources of methane that could serve as a drop-in renewable fuel to replace fossil-derived natural gas. Along the way, we developed the first agricultural waste-to-energy project recognized under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and were recently awarded the lowest carbon intensity score in California’s history under their Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). Last year, Amp’s various projects reduced carbon in an amount equivalent to planting 2.1M trees (an area the size of Denver)1.Visit Site
1 A reduction of 82,833 tons of CO2, per the EPA calculator, is the equivalent of planting 97,509 acres or 152 square miles of trees; Denver covers 155 square miles.