Would you love to have fresh, organic produce delivered to your door on a regular basis? Green B.E.A.N. Delivery will bring fresh, organic, and local (when available) produce of your choice to your home or office for the same price or less than you’d pay at an organic grocer.
What does the acronym “B.E.A.N.” stand for?
- providing a Biodynamic service,
- continually Educating customers on healthy food choices,
- contributing to local Agriculture and economy, and
- advocating Nutrition as a top priority.
- “Green” represents the company’s methods of operation
Who can join?
Residents of Indianapolis, Ind., Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton, Ohio, and Louisville, Kentucky are within the delivery area for Green B.E.A.N. Delivery. Fort Wayne, Ind. delivery should start this spring. Depending on you location within each city, your delivery will always arrive on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday. You can schedule your delivery for home or at your office (in many cases). If there are five or more orders for a business delivery in one week, those orders will receive a 5% discount.
How does it work?
Choose between weekly or bi-weekly delivery and create a standing order, which can be changed at any point. Your standing order must total $35, whether it’s a produce -only bin or a produce/grocery combo (they also offer tons of local grocery items). For example, I’ve been a member since late January, and my standing order consists of a bi-weekly small produce bin for $35, which is a recommended amount for 2-3 people. On Thursday before my week of delivery, I get an newsletter to let me know that I can customize my order, which must be done by Monday at noon. I choose from a large amount of produce options (probably 40-50) that are currently available, so I will receive exactly what I want in each bin. I can also add groceries or additional produce on top of my bin purchase. Here is what I chose for one of my bins in February:
1 Each Cauliflower
1 One Pound Carrots, Bunched
3 Each Apples, Braeburn
3 Each Apples, Pink Lady
1 Each Pears, Danjou
1 One Pound – Green Beans
2 Each Avocados
1 Each Lettuce, Green Leaf
1 8 oz – Salad Mix Greens
1 Bunch Greens, Lacinato Kale
1 8 oz. – Spinach, Baby
1 Each Broccolette
Other items I’ve recently received are asparagus, strawberries, crimini mushrooms, garlic, lemons, potatoes, sweet potatoes, mangos, and onions. I couldn’t be happier with this company – customer service has been amazing and I’m always so excited to pick out and receive my produce (I’m a nerd like that).
What’s the catch?
There isn’t one. You don’t pay a membership or delivery fee. There isn’t a length of time commitment – though I’m sure you’ll love it so much that you won’t want to cancel! You can cancel individual orders if you are going to be on vacation or just need to skip a week here and there, or even temporarily suspend your account. You can change your bi-weekly delivery schedule to the opposite week if needed. You don’t need to be home to receive the delivery, assuming there is somewhere safe for them to leave it – they will pack it in a bin with a cooler so that your produce stays fresh. Best of all – they stand behind their products. If you happen to receive an item that is of less than desirable quality, just let them know and they will replace the item within a few days, if possible, or credit your account.
What are the benefits?
You’ll have fresh and organic produce at your fingertips without having to go to the store, which probably means that you’ll eat more of it and you’ll probably make fewer trips to the grocery store. Since joining, I’ve been shopping WAY less, and usually only spend 1/3 of what I would have spent before. You’ll be supporting local and sustainable farming. You’ll always know what you’re going to get in your bin (unlike with CSA’s – which are also incredible, just different). You’ll get a weekly newsletter with recipes, local farms and local products highlights, and weekly specials and produce features. Refer friends and get 10% off your next order, for as many friends that you refer!
How do you start?
Go to the website and sign up with a standing order!
If you love fruits and veggies or are trying to eat healthier, you will LOVE Green B.E.A.N. Delivery.
*All opinions are my own – Green B.E.A.N. delivery did not pay me or give me free items to post this. They did offer a limtied time discount to readers, which has now expired.