In light of our exciting news that Greenling is expanding to Dallas, we thought we’d do some veggie math and evaluate how the past year in Central Texas looked for local food.
Despite a devastating historical drought, our hard-working local farmers thankfully persevered and still managed to dish out thousands of pounds of local goodness for all of us to enjoy. Can we get a woop woop for this amazing group of farmers?
Without further ado, ‘lettuce’ wrap-up 2011:
- 20,369 Local Boxes were delivered- that’s about 142,583 lbs of local produce on Central Texas tables this year.
- In addition, we delivered about 20,000 lbs of local produce in addition to what was in the Local Box
- 54 different local farms provided the local goodness we delivered this year
- We estimate that because all of our local growers use sustainable methods, they saved over 150,000 pounds of pesticides NOT used on our food this year!
- Since you ‘lettuce’ deliver your groceries in our fuel-efficient & sustainably routed trucks, 9,735 gallons of gas were saved on trips to the store.
- Hundreds of thousands of ladybugs fed through organic pest control methods.
- 13,800 meals made ridiculously easy and with all local and organic ingredients from our recipe kits.
- Countless food puns brainstormed at Greenling headquarters (only the best ones make it public, you know)
It was a great year and we know 2012 will be even better for local food. Thanks from the bottom of our artichoke hearts for all of your support!