I don’t like to eat poison.
I don’t like to feed my family food that has spent it’s life soaking up some chemicals meant to repel or kill bugs.
I also try to stay away from these 13 things that the FDA still allows to be put in our food even though they are banned in other countries.
I like farmer’s markets – I can buy organic, support local growers, and pay a reasonable price.
I however do have a hard time finding everything I need at one farmer’s market, and don’t have the time to drag two kids to one market on a Thursday, to another on a Monday that’s only open during nap time, and then the grocery store on another day for toiletries and things I can’t find at a market.
If you can bring a farmer’s market to me… I’ll pretty much love you forever.
Enter SPUD.com: “Sustainable produce – urban delivery.”
They are my new best friend.
Not only do I get to save time by ordering my goods online and having it show up at my door, but I also get to feel good about myself for supporting a company who believes in sustainability. They base their approach on the United Nations’ definition of sustainability: “sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”
- At least 50% of their products are locally sourced and 100% of their produce is either certified organic or local and sustainably produced.
- There is very little non bio-degradable waste. A cute, crunchy guy showed up at my door with two packed cardboard boxes – which they take back to their warehouse to be re-used, and almost no plastic.
- They have an up-cycling program to collect and re-use hard to recycle items through TerraCycle.
- They compost whatever food waste they have.
If you’re lucky enough to live in one of their delivery areas, you can shop healthy, organic, with a clean environmental conscience, and get free delivery if you spend over $25. For goodness sakes do it.
The urban areas they serve are Seattle & the Eastern Puget Sound area, the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles & Orange County, Vancouver, Victoria & Vancouver Island to Nanaimo and Calgary.
If you don’t have a SPUD.com in your area, call someone important and tell them you need one.
Look at the farmer’s market that came to my kitchen:
… and I didn’t have to skip a nap, or bribe a child with too many snacks to get it.
*Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post, but I did receive product for review from Sustainable Produce Urban Delivery, a company that sources local and fresh produce for delivery to your doorstep, as part of a campaign with MomsLA.com. All opinions are my own. ** If you are in a delivery area and would like to save $25 over the course of your next 4 orders, please use my promo/referral code: CRLAX-KOWJEN