Is nutrition important to you and your family? Do you want to get the most nutrients possible from your fruits and vegetables? Do you like shopping local/supporting small businesses? Do you like the kind of shopping you do on the couch, in your underwear? Awesome. We’re off to a great start. I have used The Produce Box for 4 weeks now, and I’m in love. In it for life. So you’ve heard of Hello Fresh, right? That was kind of what this reminded me of when I first talked to Lauren Klitzsch. But oh, friends, it is so much better than Hello Fresh (not knocking anything, but if you live in NC, it’s just the facts…) 🤷🏻♀️
I met Lauren several years back and had the pleasure of reconnecting with her on my Facebook mom page. She is the Marketing Manager at The Produce Box, and before that position she was a Neighborhood Coordinator. Btw, how gorgeous is her little family?
When Lauren had children, her career life slowed down. She left her job to be a full time mama and like most of us, she noticed shifts in her priorities. Lauren became extremely passionate about nutrition and wanted to make sure her littles were getting the best of the best. That is how she discovered The Produce Box, and how ironic that the founder of the company had a similar story! 10 years ago, founder Courtney Tellefsen was a young mom with 2 kids under the age of 5. She wanted to know where the food she fed her children was coming from, as well as she wanted to create something that could simplify the shopping process. (10 years ago= The OG’s. Again…. just sayin’)
So what makes The Produce Box stand out? Why do you NEED to be a member? Here is my “why”: as I said in the beginning- shopping from my couch. Winner winner. More importantly, my kids love getting a magical box dropped off at our doorstep and I swear it has made a difference in their eating habits. Suddenly my extremely picky boy is eating more fruits and veggies- and loving it. I should mention.. the quality is 100%. I haven’t gotten anything in my boxes that didn’t taste fantastic. However, in the event that something didn’t work out for you, it’s easy to switch it out for something different. The Produce Box works directly with farmers and artisans in North Carolina. Before partnering, these farms are fully checked out and relationships are formed with their farmers to ensure they’re customers are getting the best foods. I love this. And why is eating local so important? When you are buying produce in grocery stores, from other delivery companies, etc- you don’t know exactly where they are coming from our how long they were transported before being ready to sell. The longer your produce is moved around, it may still be fine for a week or two in your home, but they have lost a ton of their nutrients. When I get a box from TPB, it came from a farm 3-4 days prior. That’s amazing. It also feels good to know I am supporting local farmers and all of the endless hours they spend working and tending to their crops, orchards, and more. It’s one of the most admirable jobs I can think of.
More information you need to know about TPB:
- It is an organization of more than 200 stay-at-home moms and dads who provide home-delivered produce year round in the Triangle, Triad, Wilmington, and Charlotte. By supporting them, you are also helping raise funding for local schools and non-profits. It is a great little PT job and if anyone is interested in being a neighborhood coordinator- they are currently hiring! Easy & fun, only 5-7 hours a week… jump on it, my SAHMs! (You can apply at theproducebox.com)
- Subscribers have the option of choosing from up to EIGHT customizable boxes and can add-on additional items such as local meats, artisanal cheeses, granola and fresh-baked breads. And since I know you’re wondering, they do offer meal boxes! All down to the recipe. When weekly ordering goes live you will often see new unique produce options available. Such a fun way to broaden your horizons- and your family’s!
- There are no contracts involved, simply order when you like and skip when you need to. Easy peasy!
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Happy shopping and healthy living! I know you will be as thrilled and addicted to TPB as I am!
Till next time, Anna 💚