Modern grocery stores inundate overwhelmed palates with dauntingly named fruits such as horned melon, slouchy peach, and bananarama. Avoid produce-induced bewilderment with today's Groupon: for $18, you get a mixed basket of fresh fruits and vegetables delivered to you, plus one reusable cooler bag, from Amy's Fresh Delivery (a $36 value).
Amy's Fresh Delivery drops packs of locally sourced, farm-fresh produce on doorsteps in Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Pasco counties. Each mixed basket contains 10 items: a head of romaine lettuce, a pound of vine-ripened tomatoes, a cucumber, and a red onion plus six fruits and veggies chosen by the subscriber from a list of 37. The cornucopia of sustainable goodies can feed a small family or a medium-sized water dragon for up to a week. Deliveries arrive on Monday or Wednesday of each week, depending on the subscriber's zip code, and are wrapped in a reusable, insulated bag that keeps ingredients as cool and fresh as a pair of homegrown sunglasses.
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