I’m very excited to share with our readers about Green Bean Delivery, a grocery delivery service I have had the benefit of using for a year and a half. Grocery delivery sounds pretty extravagant, right? Well, let me tell you – it’s convenient, cost-effective and easy to use.
Green Bean offers a large selection of produce, meat, dairy and grocery items. Plenty of ‘everyday’ goodies, plus some that may be new to you. Start out by choosing the bin and size that best fits your needs and household size. There is no long-term contract, and you can suspend delivery as often as you need to – like for the week of vacation or business trip.
The prices are comparable to the same items, if available, in your local grocery store. The produce offerings are seasonal, but they work with national vendors – so you may still see some citrus during the winter months. Add free delivery, and this is a service that can fit any household, any demographic.
You choose how you want Green Bean to work for you. The bins are available to customize the week before they ship, however many customers choose to receive the bin as is, like a true CSA (community supported agriculture). You can mark you favorites, and set reoccurring items to be included in each delivery. Personally, I mark my favorites and then start my menu planning with what’s on sale.
We all want to know where our food comes from, and Green Bean does an excellent job of noting the origin of each item. If you are looking for local meat and dairy, you can easily choose that filter from the menu options. So, what else can you filter? Well, how about organic, gluten-free, and vegetarian. But wait, what about pork chops? Sure, we’ve got Seven Sons, who’s located just a few miles away in Roanoke.
Now that you’ve learned about the unique service Green Bean provides, here is a little more background on the company. Green Bean is family-owned, and has been self-funded from the start. In addition to the delivery service, they operate two organic farms, and maintain a blog with recipes, news, vendor spotlights and healthy living content. The weekly email newsletter includes seasonal recipes, upcoming sales, blog features and events.
Green Bean’s commitment to community is inspiring. Since 2007, they have made donations of fresh produce (not ‘seconds’) to food banks totaling over 700,000 pounds of food – which has impacted over two million people in Indiana and neighboring states.
I was also surprised to learn about the strict quality control and product approval process. Green Bean leadership will review all pantry items to ensure they contain few preservatives and good nutrition. I’ve even been told that Green Bean will connect suppliers with each other, to help them meet these high standards!
Green Bean has generously offered a special promotion, just for our lucky readers. Please use the promo code “LivingFW” with your subscription. It is good for $15 off your first order and expires on Dec. 31, 2015. This code is for new members and reactivations only.
Watch our social media, we’ll be bringing you Green Bean’s upcoming referral campaign, which starts on October 5. Trust me, you won’t want to miss this – deals for you, deals for your friends, and donations for our local food banks. We’ll keep you posted!