• David Curtin

5 reasons why the Food Forest routine makes grocery less wasteful!

The Food Forest secret formula isn’t really a secret. If you have tried the service, you know that we let customers trade fast delivery for free delivery that feels more like a routine than a special occasion. Here are 5 reasons why the Food Forest routine makes grocery less wasteful.

#5 Order scheduling helps suppliers.

Imagine if you were a business owner and your best customers always told you what they were going to buy, 12 hours, 24 hours, or even 2 days in advance. Those would be your favorite customers because they would make your life so much easier. This is especially helpful when it comes to food because it doesn’t last forever. Not only does it reduce food waste, but it helps that businesses bottom line. Those savings are what makes free delivery possible!

#4 Delivery = Less Driving

The next time you are at the grocery store and settle for a parking spot 500 feet from the front door, think about this. Every 20 cars you see means 20 people drove to the grocery store to buy their groceries. Why not have one vehicle with one driver delivery 20 orders? Not only would this be better for the environment but better for your wallet!

#3 Reusable bags!

A reusable bag system is a natural fit for your home delivery routine. You don’t have to remember to bring a bag to the store. You just need to remember to hand last week’s bags to your driver when this week’s groceries arrive!

#2 Next day service requires less energy.

Today, it is difficult to get local produce into a customer’s basket. Your tomato could well have traveled over 100 miles to reach you. Why? Because that tomato always needs to be ‘on deck’. Your routine with Food Forest allows your basket to be efficient instead of fast which means your items come from the most energy efficient sources possible. You could have items that grew right in your own backyard!

#1 Your routine is important.

Did you know that 40% of food ends up in a landfill? Much of that 40% comes from food that is in your kitchen right now! An inconsistent grocery routine means you are more likely to accidentally buy too much food! (crazy to think about but we all do it!). Consistency is the best way to make sure that this doesn’t keep happening and why free delivery twice a week is a great routine for anyone that wants to save money and reduce food waste.

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