I think the theme of Off the Eaten Path this week should be titled Perks of Being a Food Blogger. First I talked about my amazing night at the Blue Moon Brewmaster’s Dinner, and today? Well, today I’m going to tell you about this:
Green Bean Delivery! I was contacted a few months ago by Green Bean, asking if I would like to try out their service and share my experience with my readers.
Before I answered, I did a little digging. Turns out that this nifty little business delivers organic produce and natural groceries all throughout the St. Louis area. They also deliver in Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky. Pretty neat! Fresh, healthy produce delivered right to your doorstep? I’m in!
The premise is pretty simple. Green Bean Delivery members can choose from one of five different produce bins: The Small Fruit and Vegetable Bin (Perfect for 2-3 people – $35), the Medium Fruit and Vegetable Bin (Good for 4 people – $42), the Large Fruit and Vegetable Bin (Great for a large family – $49), the Fruit Bin (6-8 different types of organic fruits – $42), or the Product & Grocery Bin (Assortment of 6-8 fruits and veggies $28). Lots of options!
I received the Small Fruit and Vegetable Bin. One thing I like about this service is that you can mix and match what you receive, as long as it falls within the total for your selected bin. Since I’m not a huge fan of veggies, I substituted out some of the pre-selected vegetables for more fruit.
My delivery arrived around 6pm on a Wednesday evening. I couldn’t wait to dig in!
My cat seemed to approve.
Or maybe she was just shocked to see so much fruit in my house. I’m trying to eat a little healthier, but I just love bacon so much! <3
Anyway, I pulled out the goods to get a closer look.
You all have seen fruit before, so I won’t go into gory details. But there were lots of goodies included: bananas, grapefruit, cherry tomatoes, blueberries, grapes, corn, strawberries, and peaches. Wait…did I just go into gory detail? D’oh!
Anyway, everything was super fresh and very tasty. To be completely honest, I don’t know if I would shell out the $35 for the amount of produce I received. I could definitely buy this way cheaper at the grocery store or farmer’s market. But that’s the price you pay for convenience, right? It was pretty nice to have the groceries delivered to my doorstep. It was a cool way of practically forcing me to eat healthy. And I need all the help I can get!
If you want to try out Green Bean for yourself, use the promo code 15OTEPml — you’ll get $15 off your first order! (For new members and reactivations only)
See you next week!