Doorstep deliveries are best suited to quick meals and groceries, although the savviest biplane-delivery services can make a handy runway out of any front porch. Enjoy edible convenience with today's Groupon: for $1,250, you get 26 same-day deliveries of fruits, vegetable, and more from Harvest Delivery (a $2,044 value). Check the delivery area here to make sure Harvest Delivery will come to your home.
Harvest Delivery supports local farmers by collating and then distributing crops to a network of famished foodies. Morning sees the picking of fresh fruits and vegetables, followed by division into customers' boxes, with portions enough to satisfy four stomachs for five days. Like a sturdy but hollow baby sitter, an old-fashioned milk crate (an included refundable $50 deposit) cradles produce until customers come home, protecting it from the elements and wayward raccoons. Included with each produce delivery is a surprise sample of a local product, a half-dozen free-range eggs, and the "Harvest Delivery Flyer,” chock-full of cooking tips, seasonal recipes, and romantic vegetable ballads.
Cape Cod Fish Share
Cape Cod Fish Share strives to minimize the fathoms between seafood lovers and the ocean, delivering fresh, line-caught seafood from boats to homes as quickly as possible. The group, which considers itself a community-supported fishery, gets its fish from local fishermen who embrace sustainable practices—including ones based out of Chatham, Provincetown, Hyannis, Martha’s Vineyard, New Bedford, Falmouth, Sandwich, Nantucket, and Fairhaven.
These shares supply customers with at least two different species of fish per week, usually some common fish as well as, for the sake of variety, some unusual and seasonal species. Deliveries might include Atlantic cod, grey sole, lobster, monkfish, sea scallops, ancient 50-foot kraken, or yellowfin tuna—but the contents ultimately depend upon what can be purchased directly off the boats on the day in question.
After workers fillet the seafood directly on the pier, they meticulously clean and pack it so that, upon reaching customers' homes, it can immediately hit the frying pan or the freezer. To help with keeping things fresh, Cape Cod Fish Share's recipe blog provides numerous ideas on how to prepare the fish.