Eating locally grown, sustainably-farmed produce is all the rage these days — and for a pretty good reason. It’s so inspiring to see how our generation has shifted toward not only eating healthier, but supporting local farms. Farmers markets are a great way to buy produce, I just never seem to be able to go to them [12 hour nursing shifts are not conducive to mid-day farmers markets]. I was really excited when I heard about HelloHarvest, a business that delivers locally grown and sustainably-farmed agriculture products straight to your doorstep (no need to change out of your PJs to run to the store or farmers market — GENIUS!).
I tried out the little HH bin for $39, and was immediately hooked. I couldn’t believe how much produce came in one “little” bin! I signed my husband and I up for shipments every other week (but there is also an option for weekly bins). Since we are receiving our fruit and veggies straight from the farmer, our produce is super fresh and lasts so much longer.
It’s nice because at the beginning of the week before our delivery, HelloHarvest sends out an email with a list of the bin contents, what farm each product is from, how to best store the produce, and recipes too! I don’t know about you, but I am not one of those creative Pinterest-worthy chefs, so this information is super helpful for me. For instance, I had no idea what Romanesco cauliflower was [let alone how to cook it] but let me tell you — it is amazing!
Another awesome thing about HelloHarvest is that you can customize your bins by size (small, medium, large), fruit or veggie only, and they offer additions such as artisan bread and/or organic, cage-free eggs. Another convenience to note- you don’t need to worry if you are heading out of town because you can easily skip a delivery or two by sending them a quick email before your vacation.
It’s pretty obvious that I love my HH bins — I tell everyone about it. I already got my sister-in-law to sign up for bi-weekly delivery:) As a bonus, HH offers a $25 discount on your next bin [or the option to send someone a free bin] for each new customer you refer.
So, if you are in need of an easy way to add more fruits and veggies to your diet, you don’t have the time or energy to make it to your local farmers market, or you want to be a part of a new business that believes in supporting local farmers, then I highly suggest trying out HelloHarvest (and don’t be afraid to list me as your referral)!
Let me know how it goes!
Where & how do you prefer to get your organic produce?