“ Hi Bruscos,
So far we are delighted with our produce. We were sitting on our front steps enjoying the late day sunset when your friendly driver pulled up and our eldest shouted "fruit delivery!". The family tore into the blueberries and apricots like they were going out of style. We love going to the farmers market on Sunday's but having a truck deliver the goods is fun too!
Thanks so much,
“ Just wanted to drop a quick note of how happy my wife and I are with our first order.
Never seen white onion bulbs so large! Large blueberries that taste real good! Everything was great.
We especially love the delivery you provide. That is huge for us.
Again, thank you.
“ I have to say that after trying a few other produce delivery companies, you all are the best! The produce I received yesterday was very fresh and I especially love the big selection of organic options as well as the ability to customize my bag! I am happy with the quantity as well - the other companies would send just a couple of apples, one onion, etc. so for the price, you offer the best value.
I look forward to continuing with the service!
“Just wanted to say that I really love the service you all offer. It's seriously one of my favorite things about living in this area- fresh, local, healthy food and it appears on my doorstep!
I truly loathe the stress of grocery stores. And while I enjoy farmer's markets, I don't have much time while I work and take classes to visit them. Especially now that you have the additional product sections, I can get almost everything I need from you! (If you had crackers and goat cheese too, I'd never need a grocery store again :)).
Your work means I eat healthier and get to support local businesses/farmers. It genuinely improves my quality of life. So thanks again, and take care!
“I absolutely love the fruits and veggies I received! Its been a while since I had such fresh food. I will be ordering from you guys regularly. The service was awesome convenient and courteous. I have told some of my family and friends but I will tell more because I don't want to keep this blessing all to myself. Thanks for all and have a great weekend.
“[My] son Will (business/IT grad), stopped by the house the other day to make an announcement. Working at Trader Joe's learning the food trade, he now has some spare cash; and despite the fact that he is surrounded by bananas and Persian cukes all day, announced he was going to get HH delivery! He loves to cook and eat healthy. He says the HH veggies are just so exemplary, the fresh local produce is so much more exceptionally flavorful. (I'd been sending him back with bags of HH and homegrown veg during the college years.) He also complemented the new sleek website design and graphics. :)
“Tony, thank you so much! The "new" tomatoes were just what we wanted. Our spaghetti sauce is simmering on the stove. I absolutely believe you have the best customer service anywhere. Not kidding!
“Just to tell you that the Blue Ridge Dairy yogurt is hands down the BEST yogurt ever!!! As you can see, I'm skipping a couple of weeks, but will be ordering this yogurt on a regular basis.
“Thanks so much....LOVED the corn!!!!! Will definitely order MORE!!! When I opened my cooler everything was chilled and fresh....it all looked beautiful! Thanks for this service.
thanks again.....will definitely spread the word.
“I just wanted to let you know that both my husband, myself, and my friends who use your services are all very satisfied with your services. We have had so much more variety in our plates since we started receiving the bags of veggies and fruits! Thank you so much for providing this service.
“The rainbow carrots were a huge hit, they will definitely be on our list again, we had no idea how much better fresh-picked carrots tasted. I'm enjoying the blueberries in my cereal this morning, also great. We're really looking forward to cooking tonight and using some of our new farm fresh veggies. I'm so glad my friend recommended your service.
“Just wanted to say thank you for yesterday's extra delicious veggies and fruits. We served the 3 dozen ears of sweet corn to 40 friends and neighbors at a cookout last night and everyone raved that it was the sweetest ear of local corn they've eaten in years. Please tell the grower! Also, the golden beets and tomatoes and fresh mint went into a salad that was scrumptious. (It's a Martha Stewart beet recipe). Please tell the beet grower I was in heaven eating them. And lastly, the sour cherry pie and the blueberry pie were the first things devoured on the big dessert buffet! I promise I won't write letters every time I enjoy one of your delicious deliveries, but I really wanted to thank you for making our annual summer All-Star Baseball Game cookout extra fresh and delicious! I think we gained you a few new customers in the bargain!
“It has been wonderful so far, thank you! Last night I made cole slaw with the cabbage and carrots and hamburgers topped with lettuce and tomato. The blueberries are gone already—my girls gobbled them down. I ate tons of sugar snap peas dipped in our favorite hot sauce dip. We received the box yesterday soon after you left. We placed it in front of our garage door next to our milk box. Fresh, fresh, fresh in this house!
“I want to say I love your fruits and veggies! The freshness and quality can really be tasted. I love the variety of products available. Ive been telling everyone I know. Your delivery guy is so nice too. Great Service. Thank you for providing it to us here at GDIT!
“We have been completely and utterly thrilled with your service and the amazing produce!!
“Just a note to say how much I love your service! What a wonderful treat it is to wake up every Thursday to a full load of great fruits and veggies, home delivered, and excellent quality. I've been recommending you to all my friends. Thanks for your excellent work!
“Abby and Tony—Thank you so much for delivering this wonderful fresh produce directly to our office. We are all sharing recipes and ideas. This is a great way for me to incorporate more fresh vegetables into my familys diet and its already working. The bag contained more than I expected and everything was so fresh!! The asparagus was excellent and so was the cinnamon applesaucejust like my grandmother made. I look forward to having the cauliflower tonight. Thanks for making it so convenient for us to make healthier choices. I look forward to my next order.
“I cant even begin to tell you how exciting it was, and how beautiful the produce was. Weve personally eaten a good bit of it and 4 of us have already exchanged kale recipes! This is just a great service!!!!!!!!!!
“My son is graduated and moving in with his aunt in the zipcode 22101. She told him that if he organizes it ALL and does ALL the cooking for them both, she will fund a weekly order! (This is the son who survived college culling your yummy organics from my weekly bag and taking them back to Norfolk.)
“I'm absolutely thrilled....I had some of the applesauce this morning and it was soooooo good. I'm already planning a beautiful spinach salad with fresh strawberries for lunch. The size of the bag is perfect for someone who lives alone (although I am sharing the applesauce with my mom...it's one of her favorites)! I'm very pleased and I'm looking forward to next week already!
“Thank you for this service and this email to check in. You are EXACTLY what I have been looking for in this area for about the last 7 years! I just didn't know you existed. But the abilities to customize the products and skip deliveries when needed, along with critical elements of quality organics at fair prices, mean I see a lot of orders in our future. So far, I am happy with your service! Thank you.
“Hi Brusco Family,
I'm a graduate student preparing to graduate in May 2012, so I am wholly consumed by thesis writing and whatseems to be an endless swirl of meetings.
Your service is so amazing. As a student, I'm perpetually broke, making it impossible for me to pay for something like a CSA share. But I'm also a lover of good food, used to easy access to fresh produce after years of living in Asia. Your deliveries keep me in budget and, most importantly, out of Giant.
Thank you again.
“My first delivery was perfect and we have already enjoyed several items from our bag. My order was delivered promptly and I can feel good that I am able to serve farm fresh, organic produce to my family. I have never purchased micro pea tendrils before and found them to be a great addition to a salad, but are perfectly lovely on there own. I hope to be introduced to other new items in the future. I hope to order weekly and am looking forward to watching my bag change with the seasons.
Thank you so much,
“ I just want to tell you that I've been eating Tofu for 25 years. And now, as a vegetarian, it is my staple diet. I know Tofu like many people know cuts of meat. I've had it all. It has been a challenge for me to find decent Tofu and to cook it to the consistency I desire. I have always settled for less. When I saw you carried Tofu, I was excited, but thought I would just give it a try thinking it would probably not be any different or better. Much to my surprise, it was and is the best Tofu I've ever eaten and the texture is exactly what I've always wanted from Tofufirm and dry. I don't know where you get it from, but PLEASE keep ordering from them. :) Thanks so much.
About the granola. I'm also a granola fan. I was eating granola when it was first popularized in the 70s. I buy it whenever I can find good quality and I make it when I have time. But the granola I buy and the granola I make has never been as good as the granola you sent. It is outstanding - it is the perfect combination of crispness and flavor and freshness. I literally ate the bag in 2 days.
I am so glad I joined in with your organization. The organic vegetables are better than the organic vegetables I buy at the local market. The Pink Lady apples are deliciouscrisp and sweet, the Brussel sprouts (another staple in my diet) are flavorful and moist, and the cucumbers actually have flavor, but not just the flavor cukes are supposed to havethese are actually sweet!
I am just in veggie heaven. Again, I am just so thrilled that I learned about your organization and joined, even when I was hesitant thinking it was just another vegetable co-op. I had no idea of the quality I would be getting.
I have already been telling others about you and I will continue. My next approach is to prepare and serve my friends so they can taste the difference. :) - Thanks again.
“We ARE IN LOVE with South Mountain Veggie delivery! I have been telling all my friends about your service and encouraging them to sign up if you deliver to their neighborhoods. I hope you get some new customers from my rave reviews :-)
I first heard about your company last year, but although I read the website thoroughly I wasn't sure of a few things that I now understand as a paying customer. You really are different from any CSA-type service I have encountered before. I wish I had known that I would have such complete control over exactly what goes in my bag, whether I get delivery every week or every other week, that I can put deliveries on hold whenever I need to without paying, that I can change the size of my order whenever I want...it's amazing. I also really appreciate that the weekly menu tells me exactly where everything is from so I can make an informed decision about local produce. And the mystery of quality and quantity has been answered toomaybe photographs of each size bag's pile of produce would let interested parties know how much they can actually expect to receive? That's what I've sent to my friends.
“My family has used South Mountain Veggies several times in the last month. The first time, I thought, "this is not actually that much for a family of four." But you know what, the next week at delivery time, we still had some produce left over from the first time. (The produce seems to keep better than a lot of store-bought varieties, and I can only imagine that's because it's fresher to begin with.) The veggies have been absolutely delicious. The last time we got carrots, they were so sweet you could almost eat them as candy. We are a 90% vegetarian family so we've always eaten a lot of veggies. Since we started with SMV, we are eating even more, and I have to say they are more interesting. I love not having to remember to drive to the farmers' market on Saturdays so that I can stand in line for whatever they have left. I love the fact that the stock I get is almost all organic; when I shop in the store and I see organic produce costs more, I might default to conventionally grown. Since most of my produce is now delivered, it removes that poor choice! I love that I am supporting local farmers and sustainable, earth-friendly farming. I love that we're eating in season with the rhythms of Mother Nature.
One last little story: Last weekend I traveled for work. I called my teenage son to see how he was doing and he mentioned he had made ratatouille from the ingredients in our fridge! (What teenage boy does that?) I can't credit SMV for his love of veggies, but I can credit you for making sure we have a nice supply of delicious, colorful produce to spark our creativity.
P.S. I thought my husband might balk at having produce delivered but he loves it too.
“Just wanted to put in writing a warm thank you to South Mountain, and especially to Ashtonlast week I had my produce shipment stolen from my doorstep. On Thursday morning, when I woke up to a veggie-less front stoop, I called SMV to try and figure out whether the shipment did not make it. Ashton was extremely helpful. She double-checked that the shipment was indeed delivered, but also arranged for a replacement to be delivered to me that same afternoon.
“Abby, the carrots today were SO delicious!! Sweet and perfect.
I wish we had morethey were gone as soon as the kids got home from school!
“Thank you for checking in! We LOVED our first delivery. We have a 10-month-old daughter and thanks to you, she has had beets, cinnamon applesauce, and gluten-free bread in the last few days. Thank you. We are grateful. We are a gluten-free household and I really appreciate the gluten-free options you have. The apple cinnamon bread is delicious. We look forward to all of the good food ahead!
“Hi Tony, Not sure if you remember me, but you helped me coordinate the preschool snack program last year. If you remember, I got extremely ill around Feb and remained ill until Sept when our healthy baby daughter was born. Well worth it! I just wanted to say "thank you" again for giving my idea a chance. If it were not for you, along with Sherri (the director), and all of the moms that help me prep the produce each week, it could not have been done. I know for sure that all 50 of those kids received more nutrition during school hours for that entire year thanks to that change in the menu. Smoothie Fridays (made with any extra produce from the delivery) were a favorite and I heard many moms speaking about how their kids were more willing to try fruits/vegetables at home thanks to seeing their peers eat them at school. Thanks again.
“ I have now been through the whole bag of fruit that you delivered to me. The fruit was all very good. I particularly liked the red orange navel and the pink ladies. Delicious! I was also pleasantly surprised to see that there were more pieces of fruit than what the invoice said. That was a special bonus! I just placed another order.
“Overall, I've been pleased so far. The cauliflower was yummy (roasted it with tandoori spices last night) and the strawberries are gorgeous. I also really appreciate that the use of bags/containers was minimized, and that items like cauliflower and kale were not bagged. As for delivery, I enjoyed the overnight timing, so that it was there in the morning and didn't sit out on my porch all day.
“I wanted to thank you for an awesome service that you are providing. The past two weeks of scrumptious fruit + veg have been a lifesaver. I just started doing a nutritional challenge with my gym, Crossfit Fairfax, to follow the Paleo diet for 8 weeks. I posted on our site for people in the challenge to check you guys out! Knowing what will be coming every week makes it a lot easier.
“The vegetables are wonderful! We will have a very nice Christmas meal this year thanks to you. I especially like how expertly they were packed. You must have very talented people working at South Mountain Veggies! The box is very nice, too.
“So I love your service—I love that I can still get seasonal produce from local providers. A few newsletters ago you mentioned that some of your growers were Amish. I love that, too! I love that the produce arrives here in great shape. My husband (who was rather non-committal to start) has even converted, after tasting the peaches (unbruised!) this summer. I also appreciate that you are pushing me in a way I would not push myself. I would not normally choose to buy kale, but since it comes in my veggie bag, I have found ways of preparing kale that I think are pretty good. I have discovered new recipes to cope with the pears, and the those tiny baby eggplants you had not so long ago have become a new favorite vegetable of mine.
“I just wanted to drop a quick note to let you know how much I thoroughly enjoyed my first delivery!!! My delivery was on my front porch looking beautiful and well packed. The vegetables and fruit were wonderful! I roasted the butternut squash and my 14-month-old son absolutely loved them. The swiss chard was used in a pasta. I plan on ordering again this week and many more weeks to come. Thank you again for a wonderful service.
“This morning I am making applesauce for my kids with this week's apples, and roasting vegetables for lunch. We have only received a couple of deliveries but wanted to say your service has changed the way we eat. I have eaten and cooked things for my family that I wouldn't have even recognized before, and talked to our kids about eating more fruit and veggies and supporting local farmers. It's been a huge success and we just love it, and I wanted to send a big thanks to you and your service and your farmers. This service sounded like a great idea when I first heard of it, but it's even better than I expected. Thank you!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and thanks for making ours more yummy. :)
“My husband and I have gotten more and more into organics over the past year. Although we have several supermarkets in the area that have some wonderful organic produce, it's certainly wonderful to have alternatives. We will likely continue to order from you at least monthly.
Thank you for your hearts in putting out healthier produce. It's made a huge difference in the life of my husband and me. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your.)
“ I would also like to let you know that I have been very happy with South Mountain Veggies. The food is always fresh and delicious and I do plan on signing back up for deliveries in a few months.
“ I just wanted to say that the green leaf lettuce has been EXCELLENT the past two weeks. Really crisp and fresh and delicious. Please thank your grower for us. We just love it!
“Just wanted you to know that my son did his first independent steps today, almost exactly one month before his 5th birthday! We are all so proud of him but not as proud as he is of himself. I am telling you this because parents of children with special needs tend to second guess themselves all the time that they are doing the best for their child. Since I started feeding my family with South Mountain Creamery and South Mountain Veggies I have not had to worry that the quality of my son's food was aynthign other than top of the line quality. Thanks you for that peace of mind. Every fruit and veggies smoothie I make for us feeds us with more than just nutrition!
“I do understand that not everything goes as planned when the weather is involved and appreciate that you do try to use locally sourced produce whenever possible. Again, thanks for providing a great home delivery service and we look forward to our next order with you.
“ I just wanted to say I am loving my medium bag custom made-- The carrots are gone now, the spinach, is gone now, one avocado down, one pear down, oranges gone, gerens gone. I love vegetables but sadly dont know what to do with butternut squash (which I love roasted probably) and dont know how to cook beets.. so I have to youtube that:) I travel a lot so I cant have a standing order but anytime I am in town I will be ordering.
“I just recieved my first South Mountain Veggies order. I love it! I had it delivered to work because you do not yet deliver to my home area. I ha ve shown the veggies to everyone. I love this concept. I had a groupon which was for a medium bag which is a lot for a single person so next time I will order a small. I just wanted you to knoe that there will be a next time. I will definintely order a small bag as soon as I go through this bag. I am looking forward to beautiful roasted veggies tonight and asian pear with my lunch today. I've never bought kale bfore so I am looking forward to trying "kale chips" which are all the rage right now.
I just want to let you know that I ordered my custome basket a few weeks ago with my groupon and we were so pleased with all the produce that we got. Everything was fresh, well packaged, in good oncdition, and most of all delicious. I really enjoyed that week in the kitchen of thinking of ways to use up all the good stuff, andI still have some delicata squash left. I am certainly looking forward to placing orders here and there as things peak my interest.
“I just want to let you know that I ordered my custome basket a few weeks ago with my groupon and we were so pleased with all the produce that we got. Everything was fresh, well packaged, in good oncdition, and most of all delicious. I really enjoyed that week in the kitchen of thinking of ways to use up all the good stuff, andI still have some delicata squash left. I am certainly looking forward to placing orders here and there as things peak my interest.