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.
Choose Between Two Options
- $15 for a 10-pound box of peaches, nectarines, and apricots, available July 21–August 30 (up to a $30 value)
- $15 for a 10-pound box of apples and pears, available September 1–October 21 (up to a $30 value)
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.