SPECIAL DELIVERY! Local produce that comes right to your door…
When I was looking for a CSA last summer and all the farms were well into their growing season, I came across a unique company that delivers organic produce right to your door. Fresh Connect was started by Kevin Glaser, a 27-year-old entrepreneur and father of three, when he saw an opportunity to start a company that supports local farmers.
Glaser was introduced to the organic delivery concept when he assisted a friend who was involved in Door-to-Door Organics. Door-to-Door Organics is an organic produce delivery service that is based in Colorado and franchised across the US. After being disappointed that Door-to-Door used very little local produce in their boxes, Kevin decided that he could do a better job: and so Fresh Connect was born.
After the growing season ends, Fresh Connect delivers organic fruits and vegetables that are supplied by a regional wholesaler. During the off season, the produce will come from all over the US, with a smaller amount coming from local greenhouse growers. The benefit is the ability to get organic fruits and vegetables all year round!
Besides being unique in its delivery service, Fresh Connect offers items that you can’t get from a traditional CSA. For example, you can get local organic milk, flours, eggs, cheeses, coffee, yogurt, and meat. You can keep certain items on your permanent delivery list, add a specific item for a one-time delivery, and “hold” all delivers if you are out of town. Customers can manage their accounts on Fresh Connect’s easy on-line website.
The best part about Fresh Connect (besides their delivery service which is numero uno for me) is that it gives novices the ability to dip their toe into the “eating local” movement with ease and flexibility. Not only are you supporting local farmers, you are supporting a local entrepreneur!
Have I exhausted you all with the CSA talk? I had to get it all out on the table…I think I’m done for a while ☺