For most of us, the days of sippy cups and juice boxes have long since breezed past. Not for Brandin Myett and Kari Brunson who will be debut their sweetly named Juice Box project at the Broadway Farmers Market when it opens for the new season April 22nd.
“Food is about pleasure as well as nutrition (and circumstance). Juicing is about nutrition primarily, though we note that feeling well is it’s own pleasure,” Brunson said.
Juice Box will primarily use locally grown products — except for the citrus — in their concoctions. And though this is the state of the famed Washington Apple, Myett and Brunson have more exciting recipes to offer.
The juices run at about six bucks but you’ll be getting a delicious, wholesome meal in a cup. When you check them out on April 22nd, ask for the “ABC” (Apple, Beet, Carrot, Ginger) to get a good example of their work.
Myett and Brunson both have extensive experience in the kitchen as professional chefs. Myett is at La Bete, while Brunson is currently a private chef with previous experience at Anchovies & Olives, and Staple and Fancy.
Their experience dealing with some of the unhealthy truths of preparing delicious food has been an inspiration for their juicing. “We both got into it more recently after watching the documentary Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead and getting inspired,” Brunson said. “Since we both work as professional chefs ( i.e. long hours, rich food, et cetera ) it’s a chance to be part of one of life’s healthier aspects.”
The Broadway farmers market will hopefully help establish the Juice Box brand and prepare the project for even bigger things. The duo says they’re working toward a fixed-place Juice Box starting in spring 2013. It worked for Rachel’s Ginger Beer. In the meantime, you can check them out every Sunday on Broadway starting soon. Want to learn more? Follow them on Twitter @juiceboxseattle.