I got an invitation - a gift certificate - to try GreenBEAN Delivery at the perfect time. It seemed my inspiration for dreaming up interesting things to eat while on the Whole30 was ebbing, and then this fun opportunity appeared. I had heard of GreenBEAN Delivery, but never tried it.
First, customers have to create an account on their website. Once you have registered, you are assigned a delivery day based on your address/zipcode. Unlike community supported agriculture (CSA clubs), there isn't a membership fee or a contract. There is a minimum of $20 per delivery and a $4.99 delivery fee which is reduced to $2.99 on orders over $35.00 and is free if the order is over $65.00
Every customer begins with a default list of $20 worth of produce when they start shopping. I could have kept this as my delivery, but I deleted somethings and added others from the "store". Besides all organic produce there is also locally produced grocery items and meats. Everything is antibiotic-free, hormone free, and humanely raised with a 100% guarantee, so if you get a cracked egg or bruised apple, you get a choice of a refund or a credit.
Once you are a customer, you are set up for weekly or biweekly delivery unless you deactivate your account or just let them know not to deliver the next scheduled time. I actually checked this out and spoke with the nicest lady on the phone in customer support - I would give company-customer relations a five star rating!
My biggest surprise when poking around the website? The company has a 1-For-1 Food Donation Program; they donate a meal's worth of fresh produce to local food banks for each order made.
Will I use GreenBean Delivery again? Yes! The produce was gorgeous and I loved having it dropped off in an insulated container right on my porch! I felt like I got a ton of beautiful veggies for $20 and it spurred me on to cook up some yummy dishes - check them out below!
Want to learn more? Check out http://greenbeandelivery.com/how-it-works
Use promo code "Yates Yummies" for 20% off 3 orders! (New members only)