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Pictured is one of Jennifer Piette’s Out of the Box Collective’s farm boxes.
Ashleigh Fryer, Senior Editor
1:31 pm PDT September 11, 2014

Jennifer Piette’s 11-year-old daughter hunted around the kitchen in search of an after-school snack. There wasn’t a potato chip or cookie to be found. 

“She said, ‘I want chicken fingers,’” Piette recalled, laughing.

So Piette went to her refrigerator and took out a chicken breast from a local farmer in Santa Ynez. Then she walked over to her pantry and pulled out a bag of Sonora Wheat flour grown in Hollister, California, a dozen eggs from Dare 2 Dream Farms in Lompoc, California and a crusted loaf of artisan bread.