Greenling, a web-based home delivery service of fresh, local and organic food, is setting up shop in Southwest Houston and will open next week to service the majority of the Greater Houston area.
As the first online grocery delivery service based in the Houston area and working with a network of Houston producers, the company says it will provide the best in local and organic products at grocery store prices with easy online ordering and free home delivery.
Starting Jan. 28, customers can visit Greenling.com to browse and build a customized basket to be delivered to their door as often as twice a week.
Greenling says it offers a new, simple way to get healthy food on the table. Products available for home delivery include locally grown produce, artisan products and a full selection of organic grocery items including dairy, bakery items, meat and packaged ingredients.
“Houston has a dedicated local food community, and we are excited to help continue that growth,” said Mason Arnold, founder and CEO of Greenling. “After eight years of helping local food systems grow in Central and North Texas, we’re thrilled to expand access to local and organic foods for Houston residents.”
Greenling has cultivated a network of more than 40 Houston-area sustainable local farmers and producers, with more soon to come, the company says.
Patricia Greer, owner of Pat Greer’s Kitchen and longtime Houston local food champion, said that Greenling’s ability to support lots of small local farms and vendors is huge for Houston.
“Greenling is doing what I wanted to do 15 years ago when I started the co-op. Delivering food makes so much sense, since people are so busy these days. I’ve been trying to get with distributors for years to make this happen,” said Greer.
“Supporting local farmers and producers is key to fixing what’s wrong with our food system. Food that is picked early and trucked thousands of miles to the store loses flavor and nutrients,” added. Arnold. “Eating local and organic food tastes better, is better for the environment and supports our local economy.
“We encourage everyone to visit greenling.com/houston and enter their zip codes. We will grow our delivery zones as people indicate they want us to come to their areas.”