Like so many people, your New Year’s resolution is to boycott the bruised store-bought peaches that keep trying to poison you with their pesticides and cynical outlook on life. Today’s deal fills up your larder with fresh, organic fruits and veggies from Nature's Garden Delivered. You get a box of local, organic produce delivered to your doorstep for $19 (a $39.14 value after tax). This price includes delivery, but you must be within the radius of Nature’s Garden’s 60-mile Atlanta delivery area. Produce boxes are delivered Tuesday through Thursday, and you don’t have to be home to receive your produce.
Start by choosing a small fruit box, veggie box, or mixed box of both. Each small box includes a palate-pleasing assortment of edibles. The contents change each week, depending on what’s in season and how many are pilfered in transit by a hungry moose and a deserving porcupine. The fruit box has Golden Delicious apples, Rome Beauty apples, avocados, bananas, mangos, oranges, pears, and tangelos, while the veggie box has seasonal greens including rutabagas, onions, and squash. Shoppers have the option to substitute or add items to their orders, just like at less-healthy deep-fried sundae bars, but without the guilt and stomach explosions. All Nature’s Garden produce is organic, and most is locally grown. Co-founders Michael Kirk and Scott Frishman run a carbon-neutral facility that recycles or composts all of its waste.
A box of fruit, vegetables, or both allows you to escape a preservative- and pesticide-filled life without leaving home or building a protective toffee bodysuit. Your surprise farm bounty packages will also encourage you to get creative in the kitchen, instead of falling back on your go-to meal of “Hot Pockets dipped in whatever condiments the Chinese place threw in the bag.”
- The fruits and vegetables are fresh and plentiful. They have a very simple ordering process and it's a really great value for the service. We also feel good about supporting local and organic farming and are enjoying the benefits of healthier eating habits. – RFranklin, Kudzu
- I love the organic and local mentality of this...company. – Jamiederso, Yahoo! Local
- Very convenient...Delivery is free...Their produce is very tasty too... – mictric, Yahoo! Local
Nature’s Garden Express
Cofounders Michael Kirk and Scott Frishman quickly bonded after they met in college, as they shared the desire to support—and help others support—local and sustainable food production. After learning the industry ropes while working together at a small organic-produce company in Colorado, they launched Nature’s Garden Express. At their carbon-neutral facility, where all materials are either recycled or composted, staffers carefully nestle organic produce into boxes before delivering the goods to customers’ doorsteps. The system makes buying local easy for all consumers, regardless of whether their neighbor refuses to sell the koi in his pond. Other boxed offerings include grass-fed beef, local honey, and free-range eggs.