This summer when I was on family vacation, one of the places we stayed allowed us to pre-stock the refrigerator with locally sourced food using an online service. It was pretty awesome, and honestly some of the freshest and most delicious butter I’ve ever eaten (not to mention the milk or eggs, but I digress).
SF Weekly recently ran an item on a local company – Good Eggs – that is offering a similar service here in San Francisco. And for those of you that are far hipper than I, yes, The Bold Italic wrote about them back in July… of 2012.
Their pitch is something like this: even the most efficient of grocery stores have a massive amount of spoilage and waste, so why not let people order exactly what they want from our website, find food producers to meet that demand with food from the local foodshed, and then deliver those items directly to homes.
It cuts down on grocery store waste since all that’s being ordered and delivered is that which is actually needed. Plus, it supports local producers, family farms, small businesses, and all those good things.
I signed up for an account and have an ordered being delivered this next Monday (the standard option is to pickup your items from their Dogpatch location, but for an additional $3.99 you can have your order delivered to your home in San Francisco).
I’ll be writing about my experience again once the first order arrives (first impressions: amazing website, slightly more expensive than Whole Foods, good selection but not ready to replace my regular grocery store shopping… yet), but I’m curious if any of our readers are already using Good Eggs, and what their experiences have been?
I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below, and if you have any great local finds that you discovered through them, please share those too!