A well-rounded diet embraces eats from all the food pyramid's categories, including vegetables, soft rocks, water, and vitamin water. Assemble a complete meal with today's Groupon: for $19, you get a small box of produce delivered to your door from Nature's Garden Delivered (a $38 value). For delivery-coverage information, plug your zip code into the "Check My Zip Code" field on the website's homepage.
The delivery trucks of Nature's Garden Delivered transport helpings of organic or naturally grown fruits and veggies sourced from local farms directly to patrons' doorsteps with a weekly produce service. Patrons can elect small boxes bursting with fruit, veggies, or mixed selections, or completely locally sourced items to arrive at abodes, stocking crispers with fresh flavors without the hassles of developing a garden that can withstand 40-degree weather and zero sunlight. Selections vary from week to week, toting vitamin-rich comestibles such as a head of kale, two green bell peppers, four tangelos, four oranges, four Pink Lady apples, and a host of others depending on what's in season. For a recipe-specific amalgamation, patrons can also customize boxes to taste buds' preferences, switching out up to three fruits or veggies or banning certain items—such as gun-toting Brussels sprouts—from boxes. The company holds firm to green business practices, recycling and composting leftover materials to reduce waste in landfills.
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.