Project: The Cool Box

“The Cool Box Pilot” is an initiative to spur local food entrepreneurship while providing fresh fruits, vegetables, and healthy food in the neighborhoods of San Jose. We provide cold storage space and pop-up retail locations for local food producers and vendors. You can join our mission in community food security by donating your harvest at a Cool Box near you or by subscribing to our CSA
Our Paseo-Prototype will create an inventory tracking module that will utilize arduino and RFID technology. Our goal is to provide a seamless, quick, and easy way to process crates of gleaned fruit from neighborhood fruit tree harvesting programs. With the new Community Food Producer law in effect, AB 234, backyard growers now have an economic opportunity to turn their harvests into cash. We seek to provide the growers in the Valley of Heart’s Delight with an easy way to reap their bounties!