What You'll Get
When compared to imported produce, local fruits and vegetables are more eco-friendly, seasonally appropriate, and more dependable for driving directions. Consume community-minded crops with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of organic-grocery delivery from LPO. LPO's delivery service requires an $18 delivery-cooler deposit, which is refunded when customers return the cooler.
LPO distributes organic produce grown year-round on its three farms located along the Rio Grande valley, with doorstep delivery and online ordering. For a full-spread sampling of their offerings, try a Harvest Box, a construct of eats provided entirely by regional organic farms ($28). The content of this veggie cornucopia varies from week to week, but customers can expect a conglomeration including nutrient-rich nibbles such as Texas grapefruit, Cuyama apples, red onions, red beets, California tangerines, kiwis, broccoli, bunch carrots, and LPO lettuce or greens. Community cuisine chasers can also chomp on a pound of organic pecans ($12.99) or accent items naturally with wildflower Moses honey ($5.38). Bolster a blundering meal with a hearty slice of whole-wheat farm bread hailing from Santa Fe ($4.99) or forego frozen chicken fingers in favor of two pounds of newly minted chicken breasts ($13.99). Wash down your fresh-food feast with half a gallon of neighborhood Rasband Dairy's whole milk ($2.89).
- If I were a head of lettuce living in Albuquerque in January, I know right where I would want to be. Los Poblanos Organics’ south valley farm. It’s amazing what’s going on down there: 30 acres, 5 enormous greenhouses, layer hens, pigs, some fancy looking horses (which I forgot to photograph), and a bunch of friendly smiling farmers. – abqlocavore, Local Food Gal
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 11, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Not valid until 3/12/11. Credit card required at registration, card will not be charged unless amount is over value. Refundable deposit of $18 for delivery cooler. Must use in 1 visit. Tax not included. Valid toward shipping. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Skarsgard Farms
In 1906, Tollef Skarsgard emigrated from Norway to pursue an American education. After attending school—and learning English along the way—he started a farm in North Dakota, which he first seeded in the spring of 1912. One hundred years and four generations later, Skarsgard Farms continues to produce a wide variety of crops. Tollef’s great-grandson, Monte Skarsgard, now oversees an upgraded version of the estate, where he harvests organic fruit and vegetables, and dresses scarecrows in designer overalls. The farm also distributes prepackaged produce from a variety of regional organic farmers year-round through an online delivery service called the Harvest Box Program.