Recently, I had the chance to go behind the scenes at the Papa Spud’s headquarters and learn a little more about who they are and what they do. You can think of Papa Spud’s as an online farmer’s market. They contact, organize, and supply you with food from local farmers, bakers, butchers, and artisans in the area then take that food and deliver it right to your doorstep. Sure, there are a few other similar services in the area, but after doing a little research, I think Papa Spud’s offers a little something different.
Papa Spud’s offers a nice variety of products. Yes, they have a great selection of produce and source from tons of area farms. It is actually surprising how many local options there are even in the dead of winter. Did you know there are local strawberries grown in solar tunnels? Or what about hydroponically grown lettuce? Typically foods that wouldn’t be available until warmer weather are ready thanks to the innovative approaches of our NC farmers and their connection with Papa Spud’s. Yes, they do supplement when necessary with regional (mostly from Florida) products, but they always put local first.
Produce isn’t the only place you’ll see variety. The extras you can choose from when ordering from Papa Spud’s really impress me. Depending on what is available, you can get your hands on products from local creameries, locally raised meats. and incredible prepared foods. I’ve heard that the Baklava from Nur’s Kitchen is a force to be reckoned with and when I was there behind the scenes I had a sample of some gluten free blueberry muffins that were out of this world! If you’re curious, there is an entire list of Papa Spud’s offered products online.
To sign up for Papa Spud’s, you should first make sure you are in their delivery area. They cover almost all of the Triangle, but you can see their delivery map to double check. (If you aren’t in their delivery radius, contact them. They will record your information and notify you when they expand.) You pay a $10 yearly fee, then choose which size box you want receive: small box for $19, regular box for $24 a week, or a family box for $44 a week. You can choose weekly or bi-weekly delivery and are able to put deliveries on hold at any time.
Our friends at Papa Spud’s have even given us a discount to share with y’all so that you can try out this farm to door delivery service. If you’d like a code to receive $15 off simply enter your email address in the form below and I’ll send the code your way.
During the week, the farmers and suppliers contact Papa Spud’s and let them know what’s available. Then it all gets listed on the website. You can go in, place your order, and on Tuesday or Wednesday (depending on your location) your Papa Spud’s box will be delivered to your door. (Workplace delivery is also an option.) Items are packed in thermal boxes with ice packs so weather doesn’t have to affect your food.) I was actually able to see them loading each box as a team when I visited their headquarters in Cary.
By ordering farm to table produce you are going local in so many ways. You’re supporting local small business and local farmers… not to mention providing your family with healthy options and amazing quality products. If you’re interested in hearing more about Papa Spud’s or other produce delivery programs, please let me know.
Don’t forget, if you’d like a code for $15 off at Papa Spud’s leave your email and I can send it your way. =)
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For more on Papa Spud’s:
– Like Papa Spud’s on Facebook.
– Check out Papa Spud’s online.