In Season Grocery Delivery Service

November 13, 2008 · 18 comments · Print This Post

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In Season Delivery

I tried a new local grocery delivery service this week called In Season and I was very impressed. According to their website, In Season’s goal is to bring you the best local food while creating a new market for small farmers and producers. The process is simple, and actually allows you to choose the items you want. I find this so much more useful and functional than receiving a weekly mystery box of fruits and vegetables that I quite possibly don’t have any interest in. After all, a girl can only eat so many apples and bean sprouts…

The products available for purchase include dairy, fresh pastas, fruits, vegetables, meats, bread, and more. Your delivery date is based on your location. For instance, I live in Cambridge, so my food arrived Tuesday morning bright and early (before 8:00 AM). I was beyond happy with the presentation of my order. The delivery person placed all of my perishable items in the cooler I set out in our lobby, and my other items were neatly packed in brown paper bags. All of the produce was clean and attractive (even the potatoes were tidy), and not a single egg was broken. I point this out because PeaPod always breaks my eggs and it drives me crazy. I’m hopeful that the eggs from Chip-In Farm will be a good substitute for my much loved and missed “grammy eggs.”

In Season Delivery
So far my favorite products have been:

In Season is a bit pricey, but no more so than Whole Foods. My only true quibble with the service was that the meat comes frozen. I guess I was expecting brown paper packages tied up with string and a hand delivery by Julie Andrews, but let’s be realistic, the majority of the fresh meat I buy ends up in the freezer anyway. Right now In Season is offering free delivery if you spend $100. I doubt I’ll be utilizing this service every week, but I want to stress again that the quality of these products is phenomenal and I definitely envision having a delivery from time to time. It should be very exciting to see how In Season will expand their services and offerings in the future.

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1 Sues November 13, 2008 at 9:28 am

Oooh, I had never heard of In Season before, but it looks absolutely amazing. I’m definitely going to check their website out…fresh goat cheese mmmm πŸ™‚

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2 Megan November 13, 2008 at 9:47 am

I have never heard of this! Thanks for sharing!

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3 Lys November 13, 2008 at 11:23 am

Can I still pout that Orlando doesn’t have something like this πŸ™‚ Hopefully Philly has one or will have one by the time I move up there.

Great finds!!!

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4 Linda November 13, 2008 at 11:26 am

I’ve been contemplating joining a CSA so I can get local in season produce. But I still haven’t. That spread makes me reconsider.

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5 Pjamma November 13, 2008 at 12:04 pm

Erin, if enough people note you as their referalperson, you could end up with a free order or at least a discount on multiple orders! We need this her in NY.

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6 Melanie November 13, 2008 at 12:20 pm

Erin, this is so cool! I really wish that we had something like this in Tampa Bay.

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7 katy November 13, 2008 at 12:48 pm

awesome! i actually just joined a CSA, but this looks even better! i wish they had it in new york!

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8 Karen November 13, 2008 at 2:10 pm

I’ve had a great experience with In Season so far (I started in September). The quality and service have been outstanding. In fact, Newton wasn’t even on the list until I emailed Chris, so he added it — just for me! Have you tried Lilly’s porcini ravioli? OH. MY. GOD.

I used to do a meat CSA from Stillman’s, and all that meat was frozen too. I stopped because, as you say, I got a lot of stuff I didn’t particularly want, and it wasn’t cheap. Now I choose my own stuff. I get a chicken from Chris every week.

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9 Donald November 13, 2008 at 2:16 pm

Nice. We have nothing like that down here, dangit!

Hey Erin, tell them to expand to the ATL. They are sure to have one customer.

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10 zestycook November 13, 2008 at 2:39 pm

Erin, I have never heard of this before. Thanks so much for sharing

zesty

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11 Brooke November 13, 2008 at 4:52 pm

Just found your website through Cookthink, and I’m so happy I did! I’m a Massachusetts girl (lived in Somerville for 6 years) living in LA. While writing my foodblog, I often find myself looking back east for inspiration. Great to know you’re here! Not many great Boston Blogs out there, and you’re at the top of the list.

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12 Susie November 14, 2008 at 8:31 am

I checked it out when you tweeted about it…thy don’t deliver to the way out burbs where I am. πŸ™ The food looks DIVINE! Perhaps you can use their ingredients when coming to my social? πŸ˜‰

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13 Rachel November 16, 2008 at 4:57 pm

Chip-In Farm! I used to stop there for fresh eggs every single week after church (it was on my way home). Their homemade cider and egg nog are pretty much indescribable.

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14 Diana December 31, 2008 at 8:35 pm

This is one of the coolest things I’ve heard of recently! I always mean to go to the farmer’s market to support our local farmers, but i never remember till Sunday…when they’re closed. Doh! Too bad we don’t have one of these around!

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