When Dave Matthews Band (DMB) comes to the Midwest for its 2013 summer tour, the popular rock band will be dining on foods grown and produced by local farmers and artisans. Green BEAN Delivery, an online home delivery service that provides organic produce and natural groceries to Midwest members, said today that it will supply local and regional foods to DMB when it performs at Klipsch Music Center in Indianapolis on Friday and Saturday.
This is the second year Green BEAN Delivery has supplied local foods to DMB during its tour stop in Indianapolis. The company also will provide local foods to the band when it performs at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St. Louis on July 10 and at Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati on July 12.
In Indianapolis, the fare will come from a number of local producers and growers, including Smoking Goose Meatery, Green BEAN Delivery’s Feel Good Farm, LocalFolks Foods, Brendle’s Honey, Caprini Creamery, Gunthorp Farms and Fischer Farms. Regionally, foods will come from Ludwig Farmstead Creamery, Mrs. Miller’s Homemade Noodles, Best Boy & Co., Dillman Farm, Hartzler Family Dairy and Lotsa Pasta.
“Dave Matthews has dedicated a great deal of time and effort to supporting local and sustainable family farms, as he sits on the board of directors for Farm Aid,” said Matt Ewer, president and co-founder of Green BEAN Delivery. “It’s exciting to see him support the local food movement while on tour, helping to keep family farmers on the land, growing good food we can all enjoy.”
Since inception, Green BEAN Delivery has invested more than $5 million into local food economies throughout the Midwest. The company is now serving nearly 15,000 customers in Indianapolis and Fort Wayne, Ind., Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton, Ohio, Louisville and Lexington, Ky., and St. Louis. To date, Green BEAN Delivery has donated more than 240,000 pounds, or 120 tons, of fresh produce to hunger relief agencies in these states.
Husband and wife team Matt Ewer and Elizabeth Blessing founded Green BEAN Delivery in 2007 to, they say, make organic produce and natural groceries convenient, affordable and accessible to Midwest communities. Focused on home delivery, the company distributes organic, local and sustainably grown foods directly to consumers’ doorsteps.