Farmers markets and Community Supported Agriculture programs (or CSAs) are great, but if you don't have them near you or don't have the time to make the trek to get your goods, you don't have many options for farm-fresh veggies—beyond becoming BFFs with a farmer or growing the fruits and veggies yourself. If you don't have access to one of these options, or if you simply prefer your produce delivered straight to your doorstep, here are 10 ways to get an influx of fresh zukes, cukes and more without leaving the house.
Nationwide Produce Delivery
Don't let the name fool you. Omaha Steaks also ships fresh veggies and herbs grown in Huron, Ohio. Pick from a selection of curated boxes, like the Juicing Box (which includes carrots, beets, radishes, herbs, lettuces and more) or the Beauty Box (edible flowers, pea tendrils, microgreens and other pretty, leafy things). They also sell wine!
Enter to win a small fruits-and-veggies box from Farmbox Direct.
Regional Produce Delivery
SPUD (Sustainable Produce Urban Delivery): Delivers local, farm-fresh produce, as well as other groceries, in select markets on the West Coast of the US and Canada.
Door-to-Door Organics: Delivers organic produce and local groceries to Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware and (coming soon) Missouri.
Washington's Green Grocer: Delivers a set organic and/or local selection each week (you can switch which box you want for each delivery). Deliveries are available weekly, bi-weekly or on demand to Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and Washington DC.
Nature's Garden Delivered: Offers four different sized boxes of mixed produce (you can customize your box, though); available only in Georgia and Arizona.
Farmhouse Delivery: Order individual items, or a whole box (plus dairy, eggs and baked goods). Available in Houston and Austin, Texas.
Fresh Picks: Delivers organic and/or local produce, eggs, dairy and more to the Chicago-Milwaukee area.
Organics to You: Delivers organic produce and groceries to the Portland, Oregon area.
Out of the Box Collective: Delivers a themed box of produce (complete with recipes) weekly to the Los Angeles area. You can also order items a la carte.