Though a tomato plant—when planted upside down—grows gloriously, an inverted mango tree will dispense enough Skee-Ball tickets for you to finally purchase those Hulk gloves from behind the arcade’s prize counter. Savor the surprising results of gardening without the garden with today's Groupon, which gets you up to 51 percent off fruit and veggie boxes from Panache Food, an organically oriented operation that provides free delivery of local, seasonally fresh produce.
Depending on your familial or communal appetite, choose one of the following Groupons:
- $17 for a 100 percent organic all-fruit box (typically feeds a family of four for a week, a $34 value)
- $18 for a small, 100 percent organic veggie and fruit box (typically feeds two people for a week, a $37 value)
- $22 for a large, 100 percent organic veggie and fruit box (typically feeds a family of four for a week, a $44 value)
Panache’s large veggie and fruit and all-fruit boxes boast a bounty capable of sustaining four folks for a week, whereas the small mixed box provides a week's worth of eats for two people. Like the cast of Law & Order, Panache’s produce changes with the seasons, but as of the merry month of July, the 100 percent organic all-fruit box is packed with seasonally fresh strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, nectarines, and locally raised honeydew. The small (10–12 pounds) and large (18–20 pounds) mixed boxes vary only by weight and are both generously stocked with cauliflower, eggplant, green beans, sweet onions, Napa cabbage, honeydew, nectarines, strawberries, and raspberries. To protect your ground-fruits and tree-fruits from itinerant samba singers seeking fresh flair for their hats, all delivered boxes chill at the drop-off point in a reusable, temperature-sustaining tote.
Panache's Chris and Sandra Thompson, two farm and food-industry vets, carefully select all fruits and veggies with a keen sense of hunger and a hunger for locally sustainable practices. Prior to his Panache packing days, Chris fought for fertile soil as director of land protection for the Willistown Conservation Trust and oversaw the food and beverage operations for the Taste of Chicago, the largest outdoor food festival on the surface world. Together, he and Sandra will make sure that the produce that arrives at your door is never plastic, poisoned by witches, or glowing. Call or email to set up a delivery from Panache Food.
Though Panache Food has yet to receive many online reviews, the company was mentioned by Keystone Edge. Kimberton Whole Foods, from which Panache procures its produce, received a 4.5-star average from six Yelpers and a five-star average from seven Insider Pagers. They had this to say about it: