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 $399, you get four same-day deliveries of produce and local foods (a $76.69 value each) and a lockable cooler from Harvest Delivery (a $399 total value). Check the delivery range here to make sure Harvest Delivery serves your area. Must activate by registering by July 15, 2011.
Harvest Delivery shepherds the sun-soaked pride and joy of area farmers directly to eager, hungry homes. Every five days, early birds delicately separate produce from vines, roots, and cabbage burrows and promptly deliver it in portions large enough to satisfy four stomachs for about five days, until the subsequent veggie-infusion. Like a sturdy but hollow babysitter, the included cooler, which contains a lock and an inch and a half of insulation, shelters precious victuals from sun damage and thieving raccoons. Included with each precious porch-drop 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.