Since organic farmers don't use hazardous chemicals on their fruit crops, the best way to protect them from birds is to place mirrors in the field and hope the birds are a self-loathing species. Bite into a naturally pumped-up pear with today's Groupon: for $27, you get a one-year membership (a $20 value) and a Value box of organic produce (a $34.99 value) from Organics of Naples (a $54.99 total value), servicing Naples, Marco Island, Bonita Springs, Estero, Lehigh Acres, Fort Myers, and Cape Coral. Though delivery is always complimentary to Naples residents, the delivery fee is included for all service areas in the cost of this Groupon.
The grocery gurus at Organics of Naples pack fresh, pesticide-free produce for weekly home delivery. The Value box contains 13–15 fruit and veggie varieties, an agreeable amount for a couple, small family, or 200-pound hamster. A weekly list, published each Friday at 8 p.m., heralds upcoming carton components such as tri-color corn, gala apples, garnet yams, and roma tomatoes. Substitutions and additions can be made for a small fee and deliveries can be made even if no one is home.
Online recipes offer suggestions for utilizing the week's groceries more creatively than piling the fruit onto a wide-brimmed hat or throwing the vegetables at your TV. Orders are delivered once a week from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and are tentatively scheduled for every Tuesday for the Naples and Fort Myers areas. Delivery days for other areas are available to customers when they place an order. If referring a family of friend, Groupon customers will also receive $10 off their next box.
Organics of Naples
Organics of Naples takes the guesswork out of selecting the freshest fruit and vegetables at the supermarket by assembling boxes of organic produce that they deliver to clients once a week. Each assortment contains fruits and veggies that are in peak season and sourced exclusively from 100 percent USDA-certified organic farms to avert any pesticide cross-contamination. While the exact contents change weekly, the box is customizable based on a “like,” “do not like,” and “I only eat 3-inch diameter fruits” lists. Patrons can also opt to add other groceries, such as milk or eggs, to extend their organic pantry.