Humans used vegetables as crude hammers until one inquisitive soul licked a nail and realized it was delicious. Benefit from mankind’s curiosity with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get one Original Value box of produce, including shipping, from Urban Organic, one of the country’s largest home-delivery services of organic produce and groceries (a $64.98 value). Groupon holders who opt subscribe to Urban Organic will receive 50% off their first month of delivery.
In existence since 1993, Urban Organic delivers fruits and vegetables to most Westchester County doorsteps year-round, with selections changing each week. Unlike grocery-store chains that offer foods grown in abandoned subway tunnels, Urban Organic bulk-buys its produce, groceries, and dairy goods from organic farmers’ cooperatives, distributors, and individual farmers. Original Value boxes, delivered throughout all of Westchester every Thursday, contain 15–18 types of produce, with one to three pieces of each item. Recently included edibles were romaine lettuce, russet potatoes, valencia oranges, kiwis, and local kale (you can see the current week's offerings online).
Since Urban Organic is a subscription-based service, a credit/debit card is required to schedule delivery; you will not be charged unless you decide to subscribe to Urban Organic following your Groupon redemption. This offer is not valid for current Urban Organic subscribers.
Starting at two o'clock in the morning, trucks head out from Urban Organic's headquarters carrying boxes of organic, local produce to drop at doorsteps from the Bronx to Brooklyn and far-off lands such as Long Island and Connecticut. Each box holds a variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, such as apples, chard, arugula, and bananas, each certified organic by the USDA. Since the selection rotates weekly, an included newsletter introduces the produce to families with handy tips on storage, cooking, and conversation starters.
The handy subscription service visits each of its delivery zones once a week so urbanites have easy access to organic, locally grown meals. Families can also take advantage of lower price tags than those at local grocery stores or black markets, since Urban Organic buys in bulk from organic farmers' cooperatives and distributors.