Healthy living, like catching a really fast pig, requires balance, discipline, and a lack of grease. Move toward a healthier existence with today's Groupon to ProFarm Produce. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get a 10-pound box of peaches, nectarines, and apricots (a $30 value). This option expires in less than two months.
- For $15, you get a 10-pound box of apples and pears (a $30 value).
The fourth generation in a lineage of industrious farmers, Ryan and Shane Stonemetz founded ProFarm Produce to supply citrus-starved patrons with fresh, organic fruit amassed from regional, sustainable farms. Customers can squeeze, sniff, and Safety Dance their way across the market’s polished, stone fruit selections, picking and mixing their own 10-pound baskets from an ample harvest of fresh-picked produce. Fortify boxes with a stockade of juicy apricots before layering smooth-skinned Flavortop and Spring Pearl nectarines atop a stratum of lush regina and donut peaches. Customers wishing to prevent attention from wild packs of doctors can opt for the apples-and-pears basket, which can hoard bushels of mollygold and gravenstein apples alongside bartlett and d’anjou pears in both red and green shades.
Groupon customers can refer to the schedule on the home page of the ProFarm website for availability as only specific days are open each week.
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.