My first Spud! grocery delivery order has arrived. I thought I’d give it a shot since Groupon was offering a 50% discount on the service, and I’m home to accept the delivery. According to the invoice, buying local through Spud! means that the average distance that my current grocery order traveled to reach their warehouse was only 13 miles. The average distance that products are transported to a typical grocery store in the US is 1,500 miles.
It’s a great service, but the groceries were fairly expensive. I don’t know that I would continue this if I didn’t have the Groupon to use. However, I can make an effort to walk over to the local Farmer’s Market once in a while and pick up some local produce that way too.