Grocery-delivery services that leverage the power of the Internet are nothing new, but Farmbox Direct puts a sustainable spin on that practice.
Every week, the service delivers a box of USDA-certified organic produce to customers’ doors, according to TreeHugger. The boxes are customizable, and customers can preview each box and make put o five substitutions, including organic eggs, bread, or milk.
The products are sourced as locally as possible, which means Farmbox Direct is only available regionally. Right now, it operates in a swath of the Northeast, but there are plans to expand to the Midwest and the West Coast.
Farmbox Direct’s local focus means the products offered will differ by region. Customers in New Jersey won’t get cherries from Kansas, and no one will get bananas, avocados, or anything else that’s not native to the region.
The boxes themselves are packed with a biodegradable liner and reusable cooling packs, and sometimes discarded packaging from other companies is used. Small items like grapes are packed in biodegradable plastic bags. These materials still need to be sent to a commercial composting facility, though.
Head over to Farmbox Direct’s website for more information or to place an order.