Without grocers, urbanites would have to grow their own pumpkins in window boxes and spend hours negotiating with the family parakeet until it agreed to be milked. Let rural bounty come to you with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of organic, local, and sustainable groceries with free delivery from Greenling. First orders for Greenling groceries require a $10 deposit for the recyclable bins that the food is delivered in; the deposit will be refunded if/when you cancel your account.
Hailed as Best Local Food Company by the Austin Chronicle six years running, Greenling replenishes the kitchens of Dallas with certified organic, local, and sustainable goods. Greenling’s grocers curate freshly harvested wares from more than 50 local producers to assemble bins, which keep food chilled for up to four hours after morning or evening deliveries and brim with pre-arranged selections or buyer-picked treats. Like a sassy jack-in-the-box, Local Boxes spring open to reveal the week’s freshest fare, such as Texas grapefruit or cremini mushrooms ($34.99). Home cooks can feed a pair of hungry sock puppets with wholesome dinners from seasonal two-meal kits, which can be prepared in 30 minutes or less using pre-measured ingredients and clear instructions ($24.99). Online shelving brims with grass-fed Angus ground beef ($6.99/pound), chunks of smoked gouda cheese ($7.25), and Empire Baking Co.’s baguettes with crispy, caramel-colored crusts that give way to soft interiors ($3.25/loaf). Free delivery keeps the cost of re-stuffing refrigerators down, and buyers can set the reusable bins out to be collected by a team of house elves or Greenling’s delivery staff when their next order arrives.
When Mason Arnold left the University of Texas with his chemical-engineering degree in hand, he was appalled at how chemical fertilizers were hurting the local environment. Empowered by his belief in organic farming and landscaping, he and his business partner sought to find a way to get nutritious and fresh food to homes while leaving a minimal carbon footprint. The result was Greenling, an online shop with an extensive selection of pantry items, meats, produce, and dairy products from local farmers and national organic brands.