Unlike its jet-setting counterpart, locally-sourced produce is grounded, fresher and comes without artificially-preserved riders. Create your own form of exclusivity with today's Groupon: for $18, you get a custom box of produce delivered to your door from Backyard Produce. The $12 annual packaging fee is included with purchase of the $24 box, for a total value of $36. Most of Backyard Produce's organic offerings are locally grown; a few items, such as bananas, hail from other locales. By partnering with local and sustainable farmers, Backyard Produce's online farmers' market delivers the freshest seasonal produce to Triad and Triangle residents every week. A $24 box earns shoppers 40 points, which they can put toward an evolving selection of seasonal produce, skimming miles off of carbon footprints and inches off of silicon hand imprints. Go online to peruse the latest organic offerings and make selections by Monday at 9 a.m. to guarantee delivery the following Wednesday. Customers may design their own boxes or allow Backyard Produce's purveyors to craft one for them.
Backyard Produce has a simple business model: they choose the best, sustainably and locally grown, organic produce and plant products from farmers and then deliver them to their clients in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Offering popular produce boxes in many different sizes, Backyard Produce also takes the hassle out of bringing home a Christmas tree—they'll deliver real frasier fir trees grown in North Carolina to clients' houses. Backyard Produce works with companies, as well, offering wellness programs for employees to help them lead a healthier lifestyle with ease.