Green PolkaDot Box
Subscription Delivers Living Produce™ and Non-GMO Foods to You…
Green PolkaDot Box is an online membership club for healthy foods, at wholesale prices. We are the only provider that refuses to carry genetically modified foods or ingredients, and carry organic products whenever possible, meaning our customers can rest assured that any food they purchase from us is the healthy option.
Since launching GPDB in December, 2011, we have provided over 5,000 families across the country natural, non-GMO foods, and our membership continues to grow each day. We anticipate enormous growth in 2014 following the rollout of our innovative Living Produce brand — becoming the only provider to offer delivery of living produce.
Green PolkaDot Box was created to provide families all over the country unprecedented access to nutritious, non-GMO and organic foods — delivered directly to their doorstep.
Genetically modified foods and non-organic produce are causing major health problems in the United States. Chronic diseases are ravaging our citizens, worsening the health of our aging populations and harming our children, and still many communities don’t have access to healthier foods. Even those who do have access to specialty stores with organic and non-GMO options are often unable to afford these healthier choices.
Not only do studies continue to come out proving the dangers of processed foods, but salmonella and other bacterias are being found daily in the U.S. food supply, further strengthening the growing tide of consumers seeking healthy, safe options for their families.
Green PolkaDot Box is the only major online store that refuses to carry any products or ingredients containing GMOs. Not only that, but we provide up to a 60% discount, and ship it directly to your doorstep!
We strive to become the biggest, most influential “buying collective” in America, making a serious impact on our nation’s food industry and economy at large. Our Living Produce brand will successfully cut out middle costs, taking nutritious, organic, clean and safe produce from seed to table at a cost America’s families can afford.
Our proprietary vertical farms and greenhouses alllow us to control the environment as well as the high quality of the produce, ensuring high nutritional content and low prices for our customers. Our dynamic, interactive website and proprietary member relationship management software work together to provide a unique shopping and membership experience. With these various innovations at our disposal, we are able to deliver Living Produce to your doorstep for only $20/week.
Living Produce is a new consumer food category developed by Green PolkaDot Box (trademark pending). We purchased a facility in Spring City, Utah and broke ground in October 2013 and began developing our first Living Produce Garden Center. In early 2014 we will begin shipping from our 22-acres of greenhouses containing proprietary vertical farming technology.
Our facilities are designed to give us complete control over the growing environment, meaning no pesticides, no herbicides, and no cross-pollination with GMO crops. Both our air and water systems will be filtered and all handling will be clean. Because of our climate control, we’ll enjoy year-round production and our customers will love having a reliable, healthy, low-impact resource for fresh fruits and veggies.
Living Produce is precisely what it sounds like: freshly harvested produce shipped roots and all in a bag of water. Receiving produce while it’s still alive means it’s better looking, better tasting, longer living and has superior nutrient value. On average, Living Produce will remain alive for 7-10 days before it begins to deteriorate and lose peak phytonuritient value — the point at which you’re typically buying your produce from the store.
Living Produce Garden Centers use 95% less water and 88% less land than traditional farms, meaning our produce has a very low carbon footprint. In 2014 we intend to build three more LPGCs, in New York, Minnesota and Florida, enabling us to send our fresh produce to more regions within two days as promised, at lower cost to our company, to our customers, and to our planet.
Since launching our site in December of 2011, we have gained over 20,000 members, and we just keep growing! Below, a few of our most notable achievements to date.
In 2013, 88% of our members renewed their memberships, and new memberships are up 370%
Paid memberships are currently over 5,400 — and expected to grow to more than 75,000 by the end of 2014
We sell more than 2,300 shelf-stable dry goods, frozen and refrigerated foods from over 250 organic and non-GMO healthy food manufacturers and growers
We secured a 10-year supply contract with Fresh Organics, a supplier for Kroger and Whole Foods among others
Purchased 40 acres in Spring City, Utah and a 40,000 sq.ft. facility, which will become our first vertical farm. We broke ground on 10/18/13.
We have a lot of plans in store for the years ahead. Below, a couple of our most exciting goals for the future of Green PolkaDot Box.
We will complete development of the Spring City Living Produce Garden Center. This facility will consist of 22 acres of greenhouses and a processing center, and will produce and process over 26 million pounds of organic Living Produce annually!
By the end of 2014, we will build three more facilities, in Minnesota, Florida and New York, enabling us to deliver more Living Produce to more people within 1 or 2 days, with a smaller carbon footprint
Rod Smith, CEO & President, has extensive business experience specializing in start-up and technology development. He is a dynamic entrepreneurial management strategist with a 25+ year record of achievement and he has demonstrated success by driving growth while providing winning leadership in highly competitive markets.
Mr. Smith founded GDPB in January 2008. He is skilled in capital formation and is responsible for successfully taking the private company he founded public. Former President and Founder of InContact (NASDAQ listed SAAS), formerly known as Buyers United and BuyersOnline, it was one of the first companies in the world to establish an online billing user interface.
William Roberts, Director, is currently the President of Geico Insurance. He has served as Senior VP of Geico’s four insurance companies with responsibility for marketing, underwriting and pricing for each of these companies since 1997. Mr. Roberts brings wisdom grounded in experience, expertise and enthusiasm for our missions to grow Green PolkaDot Box.
Andrew Smith, Director, has worked in public accounting as an auditor and business consultant for 11 years. He has been a controller, business manager and financial officer for 23 years in several startup and early stage growth companies. He has over 30 years of valuable experience in leadership and management of financial accounting functions, corporate finance and human resources. Andrew is not related to CEO Rod Smith.