Before produce became easily available, consumers were faced with the challenge of lassoing apples off of trees or coaxing corncobs into bear traps. Procure 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 (a $20 value) and your first delivery (a $37 value for weekly; a $39 value for biweekly) of fresh produce (up to a $59 value).
Farmhouse Delivery bears the earth's freshest offerings to needy doorsteps, providing weekly or biweekly shipments of produce from local farms, including its own Rain Lily Farm. Diners tempted by the convenience of street-side lettuce vending machines can revel in Farmhouse’s simple system, which transports handpicked seasonal selections based on harvest reports to deliver the freshest, tastiest shipments. A detailed list accompanies each bushel to tell customers which local farm their purchase supported. Like collectible snowballs purchased on eBay, the traveling produce 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 events page.
Although only those within Farmhouse's delivery area may share in the soil's bounty, plant-grams can also be shipped to workplaces. Delivery must be scheduled a week beforehand, giving the deliveryman time to ripen and shed his cumbersome leaves. Delivery will then come automatically during the ongoing membership.
Subsequent deliveries will cost $37 each (for weekly deliveries) or $39 each (for bi-weekly deliveries). Memberships may be canceled at any time.
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.