LA: Farm Fresh to You - Straight-from-the-farm grocery delivery service
NYC: Farm to People - Straight-from-the-farm grocery delivery service
Pros: reduce carbon footprint by buying locally sourced food, pesticide-hormone-and-toxic-free, delivers straight to your doorstep
Cons: ~$10 difference from your local grocery store (but don't forget it's delivered!)
Review: Such an amazing experience overall. We ordered and a few days later, we had fresh, organic produce right outside our door. So even though it's a little more expensive, not having to leave your house and knowing you are reducing your carbon footprint is so worth it!
Happy Sustainability Sunday! We know we talk a lot about veganism; we apologize. But today we aren’t here to talk you about WHAT food you should be eating, but instead, HOW you should be buying it. Although a vegan diet is unbiasedly more sustainable and better tasting, the supply chain still contributes a significant amount to the climate crisis. In order to help save our planet, we must start thinking about our decisions long before it even shows up on the dinner plate. 🍽
That’s where @farmfreshtoyou can help (or @farmtopeople for peeps in NYC). They are one of the many farm-to-home delivery systems that send fresh produce right to your doorstep. By connecting communities and farms together through a transparent food system, they make buying fresh, organic, and environmentally friendly products more convenient. They have so many different items to choose from, including fruit, veggies, nuts, honey, and - if you still want to ignore our plea - meat and dairy. Everything is certified organic and pesticide-hormone-and-toxic-free. Their regenerative and sustainable farming practices include irrigation and water management as well as crop rotation that help with the health of the soil and produce.
Farms should be promoting an ecosystem in which healthy crops, flora, and fauna exist in a balanced eco-system. Significant costs and environmental impacts from long-distance transportation, shipping, and storage can be avoided by purchasing food from closer to home, cutting fuel consumption and air pollution. Energy from transportation can account for ~20% of the total supply chain. Shopping local keeps the money away from the large conglomerates that continue to destroy our planet.
It may be a bit more expensive than your local store (~$10 difference), but the benefits are plentiful. Sustainable agriculture is extremely important in helping fight the causes of climate change. Our plan is to use this delivery service every other month just to start reducing our dependency on large grocery chains. Changing the way we get our produce is becoming more and more urgent, and nothing tastes sweeter than knowing you have the freshest and healthiest food on your plate. 🌎