By Nancy Olah
Every week, I spend at least $100 and 2 hours of my Saturday morning shopping for organic produce at the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market. I don’t know about you, but that’s a lot of time and $$ to me!
In an effort to free up my Saturday mornings, I decided to try Absolute Organics.
Absolute Organics is a unique service that is the brain child of Vonda and Steve Hodun, from Newton, North Carolina. About nine years ago, they were looking for a reliable source of fresh organic produce year-round and decided that they needed to create one!
The concept is pretty darn simple. They deliver organic produce right to your door on a set day of the week. You can choose weekly deliveries or every other week. An easy to complete form on their website allows you to tell them what fruits and veggies you don’t want to receive. (Our only “no’s” were Mustard Greens and Radishes.)
There are no contracts or long term commitments, and you can cancel at any time – or tell them on Friday that you don’t want a delivery the following week because you’ll be on vacation, for example. The boxes of organic produce come in three sizes and prices – $30, $40, and $50.
Since I had a flyer in my mailbox offering me $10 off my first order (code TEN2016), I decided to give them a try on a $30 box.
I left my cooler outside at my front door before I went to bed on Wednesday night, and when I woke up on Thursday, it was chock full of organic produce.
I was amazed at how much fresh organic produce was waiting for me in my cooler!
Here is what I got for a mere $20 ($30, minus my $10 off coupon code):
- Celery (1.5 lbs.)
- 4 large yellow squash (2.2 lbs.)
- 3 enormous cucumbers (2.2 lbs.)
- 3 tomatoes (1.2 lbs)
- 1 large head of cabbage (3.5 lbs.)
- 7 potatoes (2.1 lbs.)
- 7 bananas (2.5 lbs.)
- 1 pint blueberries
- 1 huge mango (1.3 lbs)
- Red grapes (2.5 lbs.)
That is a huge amount of organic produce for a double sawbuck (as they used to say back in the olden days!)
All of the produce was high quality and very fresh in appearance. I also loved the fact that the bananas and mango still needed to be ripened a bit, while the blueberries and red grapes were ripe for immediate snacking. So, I rinsed some of the grapes and filled a small bowl – and found that they tasted just as good as they looked!
If you’ve been looking for an easier and cheaper way to get your organic fruits and veggies, and you live or work in their free delivery area, you really need to give Absolute Organics a try.
I mean, you’ve got to love a company that has the ultra clever Grocery Store Wars video link on their website!
Give ’em a try – and tell them Nancy at Fool a Carnivore sent you their way!