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Old 02-11-2013, 07:32 PM
 
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Does anyone have first or even second hand experience with this home-delivery service for fruits and vegetables? Especially, do they actually have anything locally produced?
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:57 PM
 
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So my second hand knowledge is that it depends on what you ask for. When I looked into it seemed like it emphasized organic home delivery over local, but the try to do local when possible. It seems like it would be nice if you wanted to minimize your shopping trips and the fact that you can get meat, dairy etc is nice but like most you things you pay for the convenience. I ended up doing a CSA this past year which I was for the most part pleased with yet I don't think I'd do it again. It was a good learning experience to say the least.
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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My brother uses this and is very happy. Helps save him some grocery trips too.
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Mason, OH
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I have a cousin considerably younger than me, about 20 years. She lives in Texas and had a good job with J.C. Penny, in merchandise purchasing. A few years ago an outfit approached her to join them. They were going to offer home grocery delivery from online orders. Can't remember the name but they were going to blanket the country. She left Penny and joined them. They lasted less than 9 months. A 24 year career with Penny down the drain.

At our age going to the grocery store is one of the high lights of the week. We can stroll around to our hearts content in a nice comfy environment. I can't remember ever having some employee ask us to hurry up. And we don't limit ourselves to just 1 store, no frequently 2 or 3. And then we may return to one of the prior as we decide their offering was the best. We are talking a short distance and therefore not a major car expense.
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Old 02-12-2013, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Sycamore Twp
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I use Green BEAN (but have my deliveries suspended for the winter) and love it. During the late spring, summer and early fall Green BEAN has lots of local options for their fruit and veggie bins. They are super friendly and easy to work with. If you need to pause or skip your deliveries you can email customer service or edit your online account. You can suspend your deliveries for up to three months without completely discontinuing the service (which is what I have done during the winter). Their prices are about the same as getting organic fruits and veggies from Whole Foods.
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:42 AM
 
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I have a cousin considerably younger than me, about 20 years. She lives in Texas and had a good job with J.C. Penny, in merchandise purchasing. A few years ago an outfit approached her to join them. They were going to offer home grocery delivery from online orders. Can't remember the name but they were going to blanket the country. She left Penny and joined them. They lasted less than 9 months. A 24 year career with Penny down the drain.

At our age going to the grocery store is one of the high lights of the week. We can stroll around to our hearts content in a nice comfy environment. I can't remember ever having some employee ask us to hurry up. And we don't limit ourselves to just 1 store, no frequently 2 or 3. And then we may return to one of the prior as we decide their offering was the best. We are talking a short distance and therefore not a major car expense.
Every market is different. What won't fly in a city in Texas may very well work in a part of Cincinnati and other cities. Cincinnati Chili is a perfect example. While it probably won't be easily accepted in other areas of the country and certainly in a place like Texas which is a Chili hotbed, it does work in the Cincinnati area and also adjacent markets.

This does seem to be a good concept. People that are busy with work and raising the kids often times shop for slop like Swansong frozen TV dinners and the like. If they don't have to spend a half hour to an hour a week in a grocery store they may be inclined to use that time to eat better quality fresh produce and meats.

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Old 02-13-2013, 11:15 AM
 
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Thanks, everyone, for the feedback. If I'm reading right, the lowest price option would be a $35 delivery every two weeks, which seems especially appealing for times when local produce is plentiful. I don't mind going to the grocery, but I do dislike trying to keep track of the farmers' markets and often end up simply missing opportunities to buy locally grown stuff. It usually does taste better.
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:06 PM
 
Location: OH
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My best friend and his wife use it and they (well she) love it.
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