Our family strives to eat a good amount of raw and fresh organic food! When it’s local, that’s a plus! From fruits and veggies to meats to dairy to home-baked goods, we love it! We don’t have any food allergies, nor do we watch our carb or sodium intake. That’s because we believe there’s a difference between eating healthy by American standards and eating healthy by natural standards. It is our opinion that foods in their natural forms are what the body needs! (Weight Watchers products are still processed – just saying.)
To make sure we are eating plenty of fresh foods, I am constantly juggling trips to Whole Foods and Super Target (my go-to stores), farmers markets (when they’re open), and our local raw milk farm, all while having a baby and managing a house and our weekly activities. I’d love to only grocery shop once every couple of weeks, but with trying to eat more produce, I have found that this isn’t possible for us at the moment, since produce ages quickly. But recently I was presented with an option I love – online ordering for local and organic foods, accompanied with front door delivery! How? you ask. Greenling.
Greenling is a service that delivers fresh organic or local sustainable produce, along with meats, dairy, and other organic or baked items to customers. It’s certainly making it’s mark in Texas! Just the week before they went “live” in DFW, I heard some neighborhood moms talking about it, wondering how it differed from their normal co-ops.
Many of these friends are already involved in local co-ops, where they get bins once every couple of weeks filled with local organic produce. I have often wanted to join one of these co-ops, but I’ve struggled with the picky eater in me, knowing there would certainly be a good chunk of each bin that I didn’t like. Plus a year (or half a year) commitment just seems scary. I hate to be locked into something financially. These areas are exactly where Greenling differs from your normal co-op.
With Greenling, you have the option of choose your local box, filled with locally grown items, much like a typical co-op. See the picture below.
OR you can hand pick each and every item that goes in your bin. Some items may be local, while others are just simply organic. But either way, they’re raw and fresh, and you have a say as to what goes in your bin. Plus Greenling understands that one month you may be able to afford $50 of items; while another month, only $25. That’s totally okay because Greenling is customizable! Additionally, you aren’t locked into anything. You can certainly skip months of ordering. Yet if you are someone who likes to have set items “on hand” each month, you can create different shopping lists, to save yourself the hassle of recreating your order each time. You can also set these orders up weeks ahead of time, saving yourself the trouble of doing it later. And the best part? A Greenling driver, in a Prius, delivers your box to your door!
I must say that after my first order, I was impressed!! I love that I was able to customize my order. And I wasn’t limited to just produce (another difference) – because I also received meat. (Next time I might get butter, peanut butter, etc… make the most of my shopping list!) The driver arrived around 9 AM and was very friendly. He handed me the box and then was on his way. Lilleigh and I were super excited to get to open this box! Talk about a great way to get your family excited to eat their veggies!
After inspecting the box (only kidding), we opened it! We received a chicken breast in its own cooling pouch, carrots, arugula, lemons, raspberries, avocados, bananas, apples, and an orange.
I’m really hoping y’all bought that awesome Greenling Groupon I showed you last week – 50% off! I bought one! Can’t wait to use it again!
If you are a new customer, you’ll notice a $10 bin fee. This one-time fee is refunded to you when you return the bin. To return it, you simply place the bin outside your door on the day of your next delivery. Or if you wish to take a break from ordering, you can also call or email to schedule a bin pick up.
Like I said, Greenling is new to DFW, but it already has a presence in San Antonio and Austin! Spreading the Texas love! To my Houston readers, you ARE on Greenling’s radar, though it’s hard to say exactly when they will arrive there. Hopefully soon!
To celebrate Greenling’s arrival to DFW, they are giving one reader from ANY of their delivery locations a chance to win a bin! To enter to win, simply use the form below.
This giveaway is open to those in Greenling’s delivery area only. Enter your zip code here to find out if you qualify, though if you are in DFW, Austin, or San Antionio, you most likely do. Please keep in mind that you will also need to pay the $10 refundable bin deposit. (Like I said above, totally refundable once you return the bin!) You must be 18 years or older to enter.
This review is based on my own experience with the company and was not compromised in anyway. I approached them about a review and giveaway after being blown away by their amazing customer service!