David Draper on Hunting, His Favorite Cut of Meat, and Why He Loves the CoolBot

David Draper is truly living the hunter’s dream — getting paid to hunt, cook, and write about it. The newly minted editor in chief of Petersen’s Hunting has been in the hunting industry for 20 years, first in corporate communications at Cabela’s, and later a freelance writer for several industry publications. He’s known for his high-quality practical advice (see 10 …

How the CoolBot Helps Dole Keep Fruit Fresh in Honduras

If you enjoyed a fresh Dole pineapple or banana this year, it’s possible your tasty fruit spent some time in a CoolBot-driven walk-in cooler. Earlier this year, Dole Food Company — one of the top global suppliers of pineapples and bananas — started using the CoolBot for their operations in Honduras. Fun fact: Honduras exported $259.2 million worth of bananas …

How Jason Lyman Built a Professional Walk-In Meat Locker for ~$3000 [PHOTOS]

If you’re a regular reader of our blog, you know how much we love sharing our customers’ stories. We’re always on the lookout for unique cooler builds that showcase our customers’ ingenuity. Some of our recent favorites include the Sturtevants at Botany Bay Farm, who built their cooler on a pallet so they can put it onto a truck and …

How Greenshine Farms Went from Zero to Success in 6 Months

With not much money in the bank and a baby on the way, most people probably wouldn’t decide the timing was perfect to move to a new state and start a farm. But Rand and Alexandra Gifford aren’t most people. Earlier this year, they moved from a two-bedroom apartment in Chicago to a 10-acre property in Marshall, North Carolina, just …

How the Food Bank of Central New York Fights Food Insecurity

In the United States today, 1 in 8 people struggles with food insecurity. In Central New York, that number is even higher: 1 in 7. Fortunately, Food Bank of Central New York (FBCNY) is working to change that. The nonprofit organization partners with over 300 emergency food programs (shelters, soup kitchens, and pantries) across 11 counties in central New York …