Early consumers were faced with the challenge of lassoing an apple off a tree or coaxing a corncob into a bear trap. Notch a healthy harvest the easy way with today's Groupon: for $29, you get a membership to Farmhouse Delivery, which includes a one-time setup fee and your first delivery of fresh produce (up to a $59 value).
Farmhouse Delivery bears the earth's freshest offerings to needy doorsteps, providing weekly or bi-weekly shipments of produce from local farms, including its own Rain Lily Farm. Diners tempted by the convenience of corner lettuce vending machines can revel in Farmhouse’s simple system, which transports 7 to 10 varieties of seasonal selections handpicked according to harvest reports to deliver the freshest, tastiest shipments. A detailed list accompanies each bushel to tell you which local farm you supported with your purchase. The traveling produce, like collectible snowballs purchased on eBay, arrives safely in cooler bags accompanied by an ice pack. Members also receive access to Rain Lily Farm events such as occasional gardening classes, cooking classes, and pickling parties (see upcoming events on the Farmhouse Delivery Facebook Page).
Only those within Farmhouse's delivery area may share in the soil's bounty, but some elect to have their plant-grams shipped to their workplace. Delivery must be scheduled a week beforehand, giving the deliveryman time to ripen and shed his cumbersome leaves.
Subsequent deliveries will cost $37 each (for weekly deliveries) or $39 each (for bi-weekly deliveries). Memberships may be canceled at any time.
- The best part of my week is opening my bushel! Everything is packed with care and arrives ripe and delicious! – Rachelle M., Yelp, 08/16/10
- The portions they drop off are perfect for the two of us and the variety is excellent. i don't get stuck eating ten pounds of tomatoes every week. – Nancy W., Yelp, 05/25/10
Every week, Farmhouse Delivery eliminates the gap between consumers and the people who grow or make their food. Farmhouse delivers bushels straight to customers' doors at weekly or bi-weekly intervals—and each is brimming with goods from a wide community of local growers and producers. To keep everything as fresh as possible and keep highway bandits guessing, farmers harvest their crops to order, and artisan producers make their foods just before the scheduled delivery date. Though all items are delivered in similar containers, some may be transferred to coolers upon request. Recipes are available on the website.
1914 E 6th St.
Austin, Texas 78702