After 16 years in senior corporate management, Sanjay Sharma realized the conventional business model of profits over environmental stewardship and social equity was deeply flawed. His commitment to changing the status quo led him to academia. Today, he’s the Dean of the Grossman School of Business at the University of Vermont, which is recognized worldwide for its leadership in sustainable business higher education and research.
From a humble start as a wholesale vegetable cart in Boston’s famed produce market, State Garden now operates in a sprawling 170,000 square feet processing center located 5 miles north in the city of Chelsea. Renown across the community for their responsible business practices, dedicated family employees, and robust relationships across all stakeholders, State Garden is keeping large-scale vegetable production green for the planet and the future.