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5 Reasons to Shop Local This Holiday

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2. Reduce Environmental Impact: Local products don’t need to be shipped around the world, which means fewer emissions and greenhouse gasses.

3. Better Service: Local businesses like Greenling offer personal customer service from people who live in your neighborhood!

4. Unique Offerings: You won’t find our local products in big box stores!

5. Support Community Groups: Non-profit organizations receive an average 250% more support from smaller business owners than they do from large businesses.

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Want to Win a KitchenAid?

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Lettuce make your holiday kitchen merry and bright with a brand new KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer in the color of your choice, plus $100 to spend at Greenling.com! We are celebrating the holiday baking season with a KitchenAid Giveaway. There are so many easy ways to enter — spread the word about Greenling on social media or participate in our Books 4 Kids holiday book drive for double your chance to win! Visit our blog to enter!

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Give Back: Heifer Project International

Founded by a farmer over 70 years ago, Heifer International is one of our favorite international aid organizations. The way Heifer International works is awesome. Instead of just giving families in need a handout, they work deeply with these communities to “teach them to fish” and build sustainable revenue streams.

They start by partnering with families in historically impoverished communities. Heifer provides training, and animals that generate both food and reliable income. The families put in the work to farm and sell their goods. In turn, they also give the animals’ offspring to neighbors. Heifer International keeps the cycle going with additional training and support, and eventually an entire community is transformed through sustainable agriculture. This income helps build schools, infrastructure, and ensures families have sustainably produced, healthy food. Win-win-win!

We think the Heifer Project is amazing. (If that’s not enough, check out what  Alton Brown has to say about them!) You can learn more about Heifer International at their website, and if you’re so inclined, add a $5 donation to the organization to your next Greenling order. They’re just one of the nonprofit organizations we support together all year long.

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Turkey Day Remix!

thanksgiving leftovers Every year, we look forward to Thanksgiving leftovers almost as much as the main meal. There’s pancakes embellished with cranberry sauce, crispy pan-fried stuffing and mashed potatoes, and, of course, turkey sandwiches. Of course, eating up every last scrap of that Turkey Day feast is not only delicious, it’s eco friendly, too!

Need some inspiration for your leftovers? The Kitchn blog recently published a great round-up of recipes for those leftover. Our favorite recipes from their collection are linked below, and you can read their full article for even more great ideas!

Recipe: Easy Turkey Pot Pie

Recipe: Baked Apples with Leftover Cranberry Sauce

Recipe: Cranberry Buttermilk Pancakes

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Greenling Books 4 Kids Holiday Book Drive

We are excited to announce our first-ever holiday book drive! Starting this week, Greenling drivers will be collecting children’s books in all of our delivery areas to benefit local children’s hospitals. Giving books is easy– just leave them in your green bin next time you’re expecting a delivery. Our friendly drivers will pick up the books along with your bin, and later in the season we will take all the books to area children’s hospitals! If you don’t have an order on the way and still want to give to the book drive, call our customer service team at 512-440-8449 to schedule a pick-up.

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We will be picking up children’s books for the entire month, so raid those bookshelves for like-new books, or grab a few new books while you’re out and about this weekend. The hospitals have requested books in new or like-new condition, since well-loved and heavily used books might carry germs.

Be sure to tell your friends across Texas– Greenling customers in Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio, and Houston are invited to participate! Customers in Austin and San Antonio will be supporting Dell Children’s Hospital Library. Dallas Fort Worth books will be donated to Chilren’s Medical Center Library, and books collected in Houston will go to Texas Children’s Hospital.

Customers who participate in the book drive will receive 10 entries towards Greenling’s KitchenAid Holiday Giveaway. Our driver will leave a doorhanger at participating homes with a special passcode for the giveaway, which customers can enter below.  Our goal is to collect as many books as possible to bring a little joy to the reading rooms at the hospitals this holiday season.  Thanks in advance for all your help towards this worthy cause!

 

 

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Go Green for Black Friday!

giftcard_06_18Pssst… Can you keep a secret? We can’t, so we’re sharing our Black Friday sale with you! Friday, November 29th, we will be offering a super sweet savings on Greenling Gift Cards. Getting this special deal is so much easier than waiting in line at the mall, and eco-friendly, too!

For every $100 of Greenling gift cards you give that day, we’ll send you a $20 gift card back! For every $50 of Greenling gift cards you give, we’ll send you a $10 gift card back! That means you can send your friends the gift of Greenling delivery, and get your own gift cards to buy healthy and delicious food for your family, too!

We’ll include a link to buy the gift cards in next Friday’s newsletter. This special savings is available only for gift cards purchased Friday, November 29th. We’re not offering any refunds from this special deal, and the cards are not redeemable for cash. Other than that, there are no string (beans) attached! Just some sweet savings for our sweet customers.

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