Bessie Box

Our Story

Cofounders Alex Leakos, Shanika Abeysinghe and Spencer Kerber, friends from university, reconnected over their love of food.

One conversation about where food comes from, turned into 20 and they realized it was way too hard for natural farmers to compete with grocers and natural meat was way too expensive for the everyday person.

To try and solve these problems, they knew they had to find a way to build strong farms, healthy families and connected communities. 

It began in 2019, with Bessie working with one farmer and a handful of committed customers through farm visits, emails and phone calls. Today, Bessie works with several local farmers and fishermen and has been a part of dinner time for hundreds of families.