Billy Corgan Created an ‘Artisanal Tasting Box’ for Farm to People
From his professional wrestling endeavors to creating one-of-a-kind T-shirts that laid to waste a certain CNN news anchor (it was Anderson Cooper), Billy Corgan is certainly no stranger to branching out in business ventures unrelated to his status as ‘90s alt-rock hero. Now, he’s added “artisanal tasting box” to his ever-expanding resume.
In a partnership with Farm to People — a specialty market that sources food from local producers — the Smashing Pumpkins frontman has created a limited-edition gift basket featuring products from his own Chicago-based Madame Zuzu’s tea house. According to a press release, it's the “perfect Father’s Day gift,” featuring "unique vegan and paleo treats" -- all for $129.95! Three recipients will even have the added bonus of a handwritten note from Corgan himself.
Corgan has also created a limited-edition subscription box called the “Food Critic.” It will include Madame Zuzu’s tea and other assorted items and will arrive on buyers’ doorsteps in June.
Corgan has supported Farm to People since its 2013 inception.
“All over the country, there are passionate makers creating wholesome, tasty products with real ingredients,” Corgan said in a statement. “By teaming up with Farm to People, I hope to support some of my favorite small businesses, and get their names and delicious products out to a larger community of conscious eaters.”