by Sarah JF Braley | August 28, 2020

As the pandemic forced everyone home and people started ordering their groceries online, delivery services have seen their business skyrocket. But what if you're not happy with the produce that's been packed into your order? Farmbox Direct to the rescue, with shipments of locally sourced fruits and vegetables. Founded by CEO Ashley Tyrner, the company has grown about 2200 percent in 2020 as the coronavirus changed how America shopped. 

To receive the weekly deliveries, shoppers pick from three sizes of Farmboxes, which can be customized each week with up to 5 substitutions. Changes to delivery schedules are easy to make if you are going on vacation, or just need to skip a week. There are no registration or membership fees; a minimum order costs $38.95 plus a $5.98 handling and packing fee. All boxes and packing materials are biodegradable or recyclable. While this is not a meal service, each week a recipe card with ideas for that week's produce is included.

Coming soon from Farmbox are deliveries developed with a registered dietitian nutritionist to support people suffering from some of the country's most common health-related conditions; options will include diabetic-friendly boxes, low-inflammatory boxes (for conditions such as arthritis) and more.