Growers Network is hosting an Ask Me Anything event on Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 at 11 am MST with Jill Ellsworth from Willow Industries!
Jill is a serial and creative entrepreneur, fueled by a passion to innovate new products and companies when she finds that a need isn’t being met. In 2016, Jill sold a successful beverage distribution company, Vibrant Earth Distribution, and was the only distributor in the state of Colorado to sell alcohol kombucha. They worked with King Soopers, Whole Foods, and Alfalfa’s. Prior to that, she founded Vibrant Earth Juices (VEJ), a cold-pressed organic juice company in Santa Barbara, CA. VEJ was the first fresh juice company to launch in SB, which became very successful. She was named Female Entrepreneur of the Year in Emerging Business in 2013 and was featured in many different online and print publications.
In 2013, she re-launched the company in Denver, CO and became an instant success as one of the first cold-pressed juice companies in the state. With a juice truck, and a thriving direct-to-consumer juice cleanse business, VEJ was also on the shelves in Safeway, Natural Grocers, Lucky’s, and numerous yoga studios, gyms, coffee shops, and healthy eating establishments. It was during her entrance into retail that she became passionate about pasteurization techniques and employed High Pressure Processing (HPP) to prevent microbial growth, increase the shelf life and freshness for her nutrient-dense juice line. She was the HPP keynote speaker at Hope Foods when they launched their HPP toll processing company. In 2015, Jill sold VEJ and the cleanse business.
Jill holds a Master’s of Science in Nutrition, Dietetics, & Food Science, a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, and a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from California State University, Northridge. She is also a Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist, having done her residency in Santa Barbara, CA and San Luis Obispo, CA. She has 3 dogs, 4 chickens, loves to exercise, and is raising a baby girl!
Willow Industries offers post-harvest microbial prevention and decontamination. Based in Denver, Colorado, we provide state-of-the-art technology to clean and purify flower & trim. Our patent-pending technology, WillowPure, uses a scientifically researched method to reduce yeast, mold, pathogens, and trace pesticide residues while protecting the medicinal properties of the plant. Most importantly, we deliver a finished product that is safe for consumers.
Willow Industries Contact Information
- Website: http://willowindustries.com/
- Phone: 303-416-5865
- Email: [email protected], [email protected]
Willow Industries has @JoshWillow here in the community available to help you out after the AMA. Feel free to @ tag him in your questions to alert him beyond the AMA!
Feel free if you have any questions you would like to post now in advance for Jill and we’re looking forward to seeing the community at the AMA!
See you on the 21st!