Urban Organic: Home Delivery of Local Produce.

4 Jun

I have to admit, this is a very tempting service. Home delivery of local organic produce and groceries. A nice complement to my delivery from Fresh Direct of the heavy stuff I could never carry home on the train. An explanation from their site:

URBAN ORGANIC, sounds like an oxymoron, doesn’t it? Fresh organic produce, smack in the middle of the city, at an incomparable value. We know it sounds too good to be true – sometimes we find it hard to believe ourselves.

Over the past 10 years, though, we’ve become the country’s largest home delivery service of organic produce and groceries, and we’re still one of the best-kept secrets around.” 

First off, I love the idea of fresh food being delivered, and second you aren’t wasting energy and resources buying product that is shipped from god knows where. I think the perfect order for a single New York would be The Little Box, at $24.99 weekly you get 11-13 items. A typical box might include Carrots, Tomatoes, Mangoes, Grapefruit, Arugula, etc. Happy eating!

3 Responses to “Urban Organic: Home Delivery of Local Produce.”

  1. Mason June 5, 2008 at 10:21 pm #

    oops…I skipped the first paragraph…sorry, didn’t realize you weren’t UO posting to their blog. Is there some way to delete a comment?

  2. appleandorange June 5, 2008 at 11:28 pm #

    Thanks for the comment, Mason. Yes I was simple blogging about the service. Have a good one.

  3. Janice December 7, 2008 at 1:36 am #

    Regarding URBAN ORGANIC (from my post off http://www.yelp.com/biz/urban-organic-home-delivery-brooklyn):

    I went into this thinking it was going to be a stress reliever for me because I would no longer have to worry about going to the local farmers markets in order to eat organic. Little did I know it was going to be a total nightmare when trying to get my first box.

    After trying to call their office with many failed attempts I came to learn that on their first attempt in getting the delivery over to my home they failed because their vans broke down, but they did call to say they would deliver the box to me the next day. When the next day came no box showed up and I waited until 11:30pm although their expected delivery time is from 2-10pm. I then tried to call the office again with no success. On the third day with no expectation of my food ever arriving I come to find an Urban Organic box in front of my doorstep.

    At this point I was so curious to see what took them 3 days to deliver to me that I ran in the house and tore open the box. Unfortunately, I must say that, that was the final straw. All the veggies inside the box were either wilted or with molded spots on them, most of the fruit was bruised and rotten and the ones that were salvageable were melee and were immediately thrown away.

    When I called the office and finally spoke with a service rep all she could do was apologize but no refund was given. Not even a courtesy box for my troubles. And furthermore when trying to speak with any type of management there was none to be had only voice mails which were never responded to.

    So in the end of it all I am out $63.98, only received 1 box from them and all of the food arrived spoiled and had to be thrown away. It is a real shame that a business like this is not as organized as they lead their potential customers to believe. If they were they would go far.

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