Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

Breaking News

Local News

October 30, 2012

Indy company delivers fresh produce to doorsteps

INDIANAPOLIS — By Steven Penn

steven.penn@flyergroup.com

Green B.E.A.N. Delivery offers its customers the chance to have

fresh, natural food delivered to their doorsteps.

John Freeland, Green B.E.A.N. vice president of sales and

marketing, said the company was founded in Indianapolis in 2007

by his college friend, Matt Ewer, president, and Elizabeth Blessing,

co-owner.

“Matt spent five years prior (to 2007) in Seattle, where he met his

mentor (and learned about) Community-Supported Agriculture

(CSA),” Freeland said.

He said Ewer’s plan was to develop a more feasible CSA model

based on what consumers needed, while incorporating Internet

ordering and home delivery to bring products from a network of

farmers and artisans to the customers’ doors.

“The mission has been to make healthy and local food more

convenient, affordable, and accessible,” Freeland said. “We don’t

consider ourselves a luxury service. There’s just a $35 minimum

and there are no sign-up fees.”

Freeland said Green B.E.A.N. — which is an acronym for

Biodynamic Education Agriculture Nutrition — works with farmers

weeks in advance to predict harvest yields in an attempt to provide

the best available food each week.

He said Green B.E.A.N. offers different sized bins that customers

can look at on the website.

“Each Thursday at 3 p.m., our virtual store opens up and customers

can look at what we found,” Freeland said. “They have the ability to

customize their order for their family.”

For instance, he said, if a family doesn’t eat a specific fruit or

vegetable, they can subtract that from their order and add in

something they will eat.

There is also a grocery section of the virtual store, which offers about

1,000 products like milk, eggs, meat, bread, and even coffee.

Freeland added there are some national brands available and

customers can be sure that everything purchased is 100 percent

natural.

He said Green B.E.A.N. offers its customers the avenue to get into

healthy eating habits by taking away some of the excuses that come

with a busy schedule.

The company’s expansion has been driven by customers’ needs

and the food, he said.

“The food has driven us to make some of these decisions, in terms

of expansion,” Freeland said. “In early 2009, we opened in

Cincinnati.”

Since the expansion there, he said, the company now has main

hubs in Columbus, Ohio, and Louisville, Ky.

In addition, the main hubs of Indianapolis and Cincinnati also

deliver to submarkets in Fort Wayne, Muncie, and Dayton, Ohio.

“It’s about figuring out ways to service smaller communities and

major metropolitan areas,” Freeland said. “Everyone deserves the

opportunity to support local farmers. It has been a neat

accomplishment to reach out to smaller communities.”

Jennifer Griffin of Plainfield has been using the service for about the

last two years.

“They had a Groupon, and it sounded really interesting,” Griffin said,

“so I bought that and stayed.”

She said Green B.E.A.N. Delivery has made her life easier and has

helped her stay on a healthy track.

“It’s a really good, healthy option,” Griffin said. “I work full-time and

then go to school at night, so I don’t have a lot of time to shop. It’s

nice to have it delivered to your house.”

Griffin added that she enjoys being able to customize her order and

add in products like gluten-free options, which are reasonably priced

and sometimes hard to find when shopping in a more traditional

sense.

For more information about Green B.E.A.N. Delivery, visit the website

at www.greenbeandelivery.com.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • March for babies event Saturday at Hummel Park |Energized Hendricks County families, companies and volunteers dedicated to giving more babies a healthy start in life will be walking in the March for Babies event this Saturday at Hummel Park in Plainfield. Registration starts at 10 a.m. with the wa

    April 23, 2014

  • news singleton, joseph.jpg Former teacher convicted of child molestation

    Joseph Singleton was found guilty of two counts of child molestation stemming from allegations made nearly a year ago.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • HCF 4-23 news white lick creek pic 2 White Lick Creek may face significant pollution WHITESTOWN -- Hendricks and Boone county residents on the lines south of Fayette who have property contiguous to White Lick Creek need to be aware that a Whitestown Waste Water Treatment Plant is planning to discharge effluent that will add to the po

    April 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • Play-A-Round Downtown winners announced Sometimes staying home for Spring Break can be just as fun as going on a vacation. Two lucky winners of the annual Play-A-Round Downtown miniature golf certainly feel that way. The Downtown Danville Partnership had a lovely week for the annual event

    April 23, 2014

  • Unclaimed remains of vets will be inurned this weekend The Hendricks County American Legions, as well as their American Legion Rider members, will be among many in Indiana to participate in the Missing in America Project (MIAP) to inter the unclaimed remains of veterans. You hear about those who were mis

    April 23, 2014

  • National Police Week is declared May 11-17 DANVILLE -- The Hendricks County Commissioners this week approved a proclamation to designate the week of May 11-17 as National Police Week and for May 15 to be declared Police Memorial Day. Capt. Megen Morgan of the Hendricks County Sheriff's Depart

    April 23, 2014

  • Hendricks County to receive FEMA funds Governor Mike Pence received word Tuesday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has granted his appeal for federal assistance for the severe winter storms that impacted much of the state Jan. 5-9 this year. The major disaster declaratio

    April 23, 2014

  • A Beethoven Palindrome opens next weekend On the first weekend in May, the Hendricks Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Choir, directed by Benjamin G. Del Vecchio, will present two of Beethoven's works as "A Beethoven Palindrome," Opus 86, Mass in C Major and Opus 68, Symphony No. 6 in F Major

    April 23, 2014

  • National Pow Wow returns to fairgrounds in July National Pow Wow will be returning to the Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds and Conference Complex July 3-6. The event is open to the public and they hope that the community will support the event. One aspect of the event is a Parade that they will be

    April 23, 2014

  • Hendricks County Knife and Flower Sale coming The Hendricks County Knife and Flower Sale will be May 5-10 at the Avon American Legion, Post 145, 375 S. S.R. 267, Avon. The sale will be from noon to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. There will be many varieties of f

    April 23, 2014

House Ads
Hendricks County Marquee
Email News Sign Up
Facebook
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Poll

New poll question: Will you be attending this year’s Indianapolis 500?

Yes
No
Undecded
     View Results
AP Video
SKorea Ferry Toll Hits 156, Search Gets Tougher Video Shows Possible Syrian Gas Attack Cubs Superfans Celebrate Wrigley's 100th Raw: Cattle Truck Overturns in Texas Admirers Flock to Dole During Kansas Homecoming Raw: Erupting Volcanoes in Guatemala and Peru Alibaba IPO Could Be Largest Ever for Tech Firm FBI Joining Probe of Suburban NY 'Swatting' Call U.S. Paratroopers in Poland, Amid Ukraine Crisis US Reviews Clemency for Certain Inmates Raw: Violence Erupts in Rio Near Olympic Venue Raw: Deadly Bombing in Egypt Raw: What's Inside a Commercial Jet Wheel Well Raw: Obama Arrives in Japan for State Visit Raw: Anti-Obama Activists Fight Manila Police Motels Near Disney Fighting Homeless Problem Michigan Man Sees Thanks to 'bionic Eye' S.C. Man Apologizes for Naked Walk in Wal-Mart Chief Mate: Crew Told to Escape After Passengers
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Must Read