Foods from local sources already understand regional customs, sparing consumers the trouble of teaching their cauliflower to curtsy to the mayor and their carrots to recite the town pledge. Feast on local fare with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $35 worth of organic groceries delivered from Green B.E.A.N. Delivery, which serves the greater Fort Wayne area.
Green B.E.A.N. Delivery helps build a local food system by bustling to bungalows with groceries produced by a network that includes local farmers and artisans. The company's food fetchers drop off weekly or biweekly bins brimming with an assortment of seasonal fruits and vegetables, sidekicked by a selection of more than 350 à la carte grocery items. Buyers of today's Groupon can kick off regular delivery with one of five sizes of produce bins. Suitable for two to three people or up to 14 meerkats, the small fruit-and-vegetable bin ($35) holds seasonal munchables, such as apples, strawberries, mushrooms, and tomatoes. Green B.E.A.N.'s produce selections change routinely, and shoppers can customize each delivery by swapping out staff picks for free agents from a list of around 40 seasonal fruits and vegetables. Customers can garnish their orders with groceries including coffee ($7.50+), all-natural breads ($3.85+), farm-fresh eggs ($3.85/dozen), and organic cheeses and milk ($4.25+ for ½-gallon). Free delivery applies to orders of $35 or more.
After signing up, customers can manage their accounts to receive weekly or biweekly deliveries (additional deliveries not included in today's Groupon) or skip deliveries when they know they’ll be in the center of the Earth on business. Customers don't need to be home to receive their fresh produce, which arrives between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, depending on the area and the continued regularity of time and space. Members can cancel their subscriptions at any time at no cost.