Eating healthy can raise questions such as, Are crayons a fruit or a vegetable? and How many steaks does a growing baby need? Answer culinary inquiries with this Groupon.
$29 for Two Weeks of CSA Produce Boxes ($58.33 Value)
Though the boxes' contents are always changing in order to feature the ripest seasonal harvests, they generally contain 7–12 types of fruits and vegetables, typically enough to fulfill four people's produce requirements for the week. Boxes are available for pickup only on June 22–23 and June 29–30, 2013.
Growing up on a farm granted Ryan and Shane Stonemetz a firsthand look at the injustices of the industrial-food market. The brothers watched their father and grandfather toil daily to make ends meet and subsequently swore off entering the family business. However, as the pair established their adult lives in Portland and Seattle, they realized that injustices live forever unless someone puts up a fight.
And so began ProFarm Produce, a small farm-to-customer enterprise that lowers prices for shoppers and increases wages for farmers by eliminating the middleman. The company started with nothing more than a 12-foot truck and a bed full of organic cherries, but it has since grown to a fleet of trucks thanks to an extra-potent fertilizer that's safe for automobiles' digestion. The expanding staff transports ProFarm's bounty to 20 area farmers' markets and various wholesale clients. ProFarm also participates in a CSA program that provides weekly boxes of fresh, local produce to participants in surrounding communities.