Meet the Farm Box family
Romain spent his childhood in the lovely French countryside of Normandy, in a little town called Acqueville. He was raised on his family’s farm, so waking up to the sight of endless green fields and cows mooing in the sunshine was an everyday routine. His parents lovingly maintained a blooming kitchen garden and even had a team of hens clucking all over the place. They ate off the land – only consuming fruits, vegetables and eggs sourced from their own farm.
After leaving home at 19 to pursue his studies abroad, Romain found himself missing the simple joys of his childhood. The comforting taste of homegrown potatoes, the fresh tartness of a tomato that’s just been snapped off its vine, the dark yellow of an egg laid by your own hen! While Romain was immersed in worldly luxuries during his stints in Canada, North America, Singapore, and Dubai – none of them could compete with a hearty meal at his parents’ little farm.
Blending his nostalgia with entrepreneurial spirit, Romain has joined forces with his partners and launched Farm Box. He’s conducted deep research into European farming and has built a large network of family-operated farms from where he supplies his produce. All this just so that he doesn’t have to describe his childhood to his customers, but give them an actual taste of it!
Charles was born and raised in Paris, and is much too familiar with the urban struggle of finding healthy food in the city. His family owns a vineyard in the south of France (Château de Campuget) where he was educated about the excellent products from the French terroir. Charles has always nurtured a gourmet’s soul and businessman’s mentality, Farm Box being his second passion project. The first was DandyBox, a successful subscription e-commerce company. An inventor at heart, Charles is always looking to enhance everyday life with a seamless solution. DandyBox was an innovative box concept that instantly burrowed itself deep into its customers’ hearts.
It was when he worked with the renowned beauty and cosmetics company, L’Oreal in Hong Kong, that his appreciation for the finer things in life was heightened. This soon seeped into his culinary choices, and now Charles’ cooking is accented with some of the best organic ingredients he can get his hands on. Those who subscribe to Farm Box will receive this very degree of intense quality.
Born in Paris, Pierre has always enjoyed a romantic affair with fine cuisine. At the tender age of 14, he would conquer the kitchen and whip up exquisite meals for his friends and family. While he does admit to being a talented cook, he also gives credit to quality ingredients.
He’s never caught himself meandering through the soulless aisles of a supermarket for fruits and vegetables. Back in Paris, he would only visit farmer’s markets and purchase their fresh produce. He briefly considered a career switch to professional cheffing, but decided to keep cooking as his hobby so that the pressures of the culinary industry wouldn’t dim his spirit.
During the day, Pierre grows his successful career in e-commerce, operation and logistics. He spent four years working in Thailand for a reputable e-commerce company. His flight out of the country brought him to Dubai, where he was acquainted with Romain and Charles. After swapping ideas and business cards, the trio has now taken a plunge into a shared venture – Farm Box!