Love At First Sight: Romance in Blooms Meets CoolBot

Kathleen Kreher is the owner of a retail flower shop, Romance in Blooms, in Chicago, Illinois. She has been in business since 1994, offering flowers for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, funerals and everything in between. Over the decades, both her passion for flowers and her loyal customer base has blossomed.  But in 2023, she faced a major challenge: her landlord decided …

CoolBot Huge Savings for Saskatchewan Elk Hunter

Jason vanOirschot – a grain farmer from north east Saskatchewan, Canada – lives in a region rich in wildlife. Hunting moose and elk is very popular amongst his neighbors and friends. But they all face the common challenge of how to store and process their meat in a safe and efficient way, because everyone is out hunting at the same …

Karrie + Gordon Nesbit’s 100 Acre Makeover

Karrie and Gordon Nesbit “accidently bought 97 acres” about two years ago outside of the college town where they met Bloomington, Indiana – where they hadn’t lived in about 25 years. They were only seeking about one acre to “put up a shop for woodworking projects and have a garden,” but ended up with nearly 100 acres! They bought the …

Dustin Apple Celebrates 7th Season With CoolBot

Dustin Apple – or you might recognize him by his YouTube handle Whiteriverrambo – and his wife Amy have both been bow hunting since the nineties. Dustin is actually celebrating his 30th year bowhunting. They reside in Southern Indiana and are “year round avid sportsmen,” hunting deer, turkey and fish. Their diet consists mainly of this meat, in addition to …

Bashobean Farm Gives ‘Em The (Freshest!) Greens

“Technically we’ve existed since 2019,” Spencer explains, “but we had microgreens even before that.” Both Spencer Riegler and Amanda Bankert, the husband and wife duo behind Bashobean Farm in Manton, Michigan; come from professional careers, but – like most CoolBot customers – craved something more fulfilling.  “Amanda was a counselor, and it was very draining,” says Spencer. “So she spent …

Store, Hang, Cure + Process Meat With Ease – With CoolBot!

Curtis Pocklington grew up deer hunting with his family in Minnesota each fall since he was just a kid. “We had a cabin on some private land,” he tells us, “and then we would use [the venison] to feed our family for the entire year.” Eventually, Curtis’ wife “tired of Minnesota winters,” so they relocated to Arizona. “It was a …

South Whidbey School Farm Teaches & Nourishes Kids and Community

Cary Peterson has been rocking her soil-stained hands for the last three decades. In 2009, she  helped the Good Cheer Food Bank start a garden to grow vegetables for food bank clients. “It was really transformative for the community right after the crash,” she explains. Being able to provide fresh, organic produce to people who wouldn’t otherwise have access to …

Meeting Essential Needs With Dignity – And A Few CoolBots

“CoolBot has been our favorite thing,” professes Robin Peacock, Executive Director at MEND. MEND, which stands for Meeting Essential Needs with Dignity, is a non-profit corporation that provides strength and support for its network of local food pantries in Essex County, NJ. MEND has been fighting hunger for both families and individuals since 1980 by providing supplemental fresh food, funds …

Second Chance Foods Doubles Down on CoolBots

Rescuing Food – Reducing Hunger – Raising Awareness Second Chance Foods does exactly that: They rescue food from grocery stores, restaurant suppliers, home delivery services and local farms that would otherwise get thrown out and go to waste. They get new food donations every single day, distributing it all within 24 hours to local hunger relief organizations. This constant stream …