Your local CSA’s are in full swing. Farmers can’t keep up with the Summer’s harvest as it sprouts from the soil thanks to Spring’s rain. And it’s one of my favorite time’s of year because produce is flowing freely and I can barely keep up with the veggies from farmers markets in the fridge before they go bad. That’s one of the reasons I’m happy to tell you about a food delivery service here in Nashville, Green Bean Delivery.
The Green Bean Delivery service approached me with the offer to receive a FREE bin of goodies from their selection of local/non-local produce and groceries. I couldn’t resist the opportunity because my wife and I work very busy schedules and its hard to go grocery shopping sometimes. So this just seemed like the perfect opportunity to try it out to see if it was something we’d be interested in doing more than once and we have. Check out the 5 reasons while you’ll love them from organic offerings to supporting local and fighting food insecurity. I enjoyed being able to receive items from Provence Breads, Hatcher Dairy and even some eggs from Willow Farms.
Its super simple , and there’s no membership or enrollment fees which is a plus, it stinks to feel like you’re married to something that you don’t use often, like ‘gym memberships’…zing! But you go to the website, browse the shop and have a field day, though I won’t lie to you, it’s not cheap but the prices aren’t far off from what you’re paying at your local grocer and did I mention you don’t have to find a parking space or touch grocery carts covered in pink-eye!? You have to commit to minimal pricing packages like you’ll have to purchase $28 in veggies and produce before moving on to groceries and then it’s a minimum of $35 after that. They’re just encouraging you to ‘Eat Your Veggies’ and support our farmer friends, in which a lot of the vegetables are from their own farms in Indiana and Ohio.
You get the option to have your delivery scheduled for Monday or Thursday between noon and eight pm. I received my first box on a Thursday evening and I won’t lie, my emotions were that of a Christmas morning and the best part is that I knew the contents of the package because I chose them, so no returns here folks. I also picked some products that I wanted to try, so don’t forget to check out the discount section on their site too!
You can also opt to have it delivered to your office or pick it up at their warehouse near the airport. You can cancel or suspend your items in case you’re going out-of-town or maybe your schedule changes.
The weather was still cool when I first received this service, I didn’t want you to think I was completely crazy making hot soup in the summer time, not that there’s anything wrong with that! I would love to see more local options included in the selection because we love local here at The Local Forfkul and they also take requests for products you’d like to see in their options and will try to accommodate you. And because you guys are awesome and you read my bloggity blog, you will receive $15 off your first order, so #winning! The code is bc6lofo and it will expire three months from today.
This soup is very simple, it’s actually one-stop shop. I sautéed some onions until translucent, and then add the garlic. Allow that to cook until aromatic about two minutes. Add five cups of chicken broth, and add sliced some mushrooms and asparagus. I also threw in some kale and chickpeas I had in the fridge. Add a can of tomato puree, fresh thyme then salt and pepper to taste. I let that slow simmer for about 30 minutes until all the flavors began to come together. A little squeeze of fresh lemon doesn’t hurt if you have it. I hope you guys enjoy your Green Bean Delivery orders as much as I have! Here are a few links from some food blogging friends who also used the service!
Please comment below if you’ll try the service and what you might be cooking with your box of goodies! I want to hear all about!