A few months ago, I visited the small town of Pickens, Mississippi, located in what is considered the most obese county in America. I went there because I wanted to understand the issues with food deserts and to help the community understand what is really in our food supply, specifically the chemicals in processed foods that are making people suffer and how to choose better options. The local grocery store carried some fruits, veggies, and meats, all conventionally grown, with the majority of the store being processed foods. The store had virtually no organic food. The closest place to buy better quality packaged or organic foods was in Jackson, MS – a drive well over 45 minutes.
Several members of the community were so dedicated that they went shopping at the natural food store in Jackson with me while I was there but I knew this would be difficult, expensive and tiresome for them to do on a regular basis.
Unfortunately, the people of Pickens are not the only ones with little access to organic foods – there are thousands of Americans in the same situation and that’s why I’m thrilled I found this new delivery service.
Green PolkaDot Box is an online grocery store that carries natural, organic, and non-GMO foods at wholesale prices and delivers them directly to you. It’s like Costco, but you don’t have to drive or spend the time to go get it! But, unlike Costco, Green PolkaDot Box actually has most of the brands I love and support (You can check out which brands they have here). Even for someone like me, that lives in close proximity to several natural food stores, the convenience of having an organic food delivery service to send my favorite foods straight to my doorstep is very exciting. The time save is totally worth it to me but the money savings makes it a slam dunk. It costs $50 dollars to sign up for a club membership to Green PolkaDot Box, which is comparable to other warehouse stores, but there is free shipping and I’ve already made back almost all that money with my first order – which was definitely faster than I had originally thought for sure!
The prices of tea, nut butters and superfoods that I eat everyday are really appealing to me since they can be crazy expensive at the store. Also, other pricey hard to find items like organic RAW cheese is half the price and my beloved raw organic pistachios (that I use to make my favorite nut milk) are significantly less expensive than what I have found elsewhere.
When I initially signed up for Green PolkaDot Box, I ordered a little bit of everything. I stocked up on some BPA-free glass jars of tomatoes, ezekiel bread and tortillas, organic tea, and even some frozen pasture-raised, grass-fed beef (for my husband) from a co-op that uses no artificial hormones, antibiotics, or synthetics. All of the food was delivered in a timely manner, COLD (kept fresh in a cooler with dry ice) and everything was in good condition.
I was so impressed with Green PolkaDot Box that I reached out to them so you guys could try them out too, at an even bigger discount than they already provide.
If you join today with an annual Club Membership, you can receive 10% off your first purchase by using the promo code “FOODBABE” valid through May 20, 2013.
Sign up for Green PolkaDot Box club membership - HERE
10% off First Order Discount Code: FOODBABE
If you know friends and family that live far away from natural food stores, complain about organic food prices or just need to save time and money, please share this discount and post with them. I am so thankful for companies like Green PolkaDot Box for helping people bring nutritious, clean, real food, and brands we can trust to our homes a little easier and a lot cheaper.