Green BEAN Expands to Columbus

Posted: Updated:

Indianapolis-based Green BEAN Delivery is entering another Indiana market. The grocery delivery company says it is expanding to Columbus. It is also partnering with Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) to encourage the engine manufacturer's employees to eat healthier. January 27, 2014

News Release

COLUMBUS, Ind. (January 27, 2014) – Green BEAN Delivery, an online home delivery service that provides organic produce and natural groceries to its members, announces today that it is expanding to serve Columbus, Ind. As part of its expansion, the company is partnering with Columbus-based Cummins Inc., a corporation with more than 46,000 employees who design, manufacture, distribute and service diesel and natural gas engines and related technologies.

Through its new corporate health and wellness program, Green BEAN Delivery is working directly with Cummins to help employees eat healthier. The new service encourages a community-based approach to health and wellness in the workplace. Green BEAN Delivery provides the following free tools to aid employees in realizing their healthy eating goals:

• Hosted Q&A sessions to introduce staff to the service

• Recipes, tips and resources that enable lasting diet changes

• Access to a nutritionist for advice and programming

• Reporting to track participation in the program

“We are excited to bring the Midwest’s most extensive network of sustainable farmers and artisans to Columbus residents,” said Matt Ewer, president and co-founder of Green BEAN Delivery. “Home delivery services take critical mass to be successful, and they usually run in major metropolitan markets. The support of Cummins and our recent success in smaller markets has given us the confidence to open our virtual doors to the Columbus community.”

Green BEAN Delivery is the latest option offered to Cummins employees, helping them and their families to improve their health and make them aware of the impact of nutrition on the long-term quality of life and future health care costs.

“Creating new health and wellness initiatives provides numerous benefits to our employees,” said Dexter Shurney, MD, chief medical director of Cummins. “We continue to invest in strategies that will help our employees live happily and healthily. We’re eager to encourage home delivery of fresh produce through Green BEAN Delivery.”

Husband and wife team Matt Ewer and Elizabeth Blessing founded Green BEAN Delivery in 2007 to make organic produce and natural groceries convenient, affordable and accessible to Midwest communities. The company is the Midwest’s most extensive network of farmers and artisans with organic and sustainable practices.

Columbus residents can create accounts and place their orders online today by visiting the Membership Details page at http://www.greenbeandelivery.com. Customers can select a produce bin size of their choice and delivery frequency, such as weekly or biweekly. Each produce bin is completely customizable, and customers can add local dairy, meats, bread and other grocery products to each order. All products are all-natural and free of additives and preservatives; members can choose from more than 1,000 products available each week.

Since inception, Green BEAN Delivery has invested more than $7 million into local food economies throughout the Midwest. Focused on home delivery of organic, local and sustainably grown foods, the company is now serving more than 15,000 customers in Indianapolis and Fort Wayne, Ind., Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton, Ohio, Louisville and Lexington, Ky., and St. Louis. Green BEAN Delivery also operates the Feel Good Farm, an organic vegetable farm located in Sheridan.

For more information on Green BEAN Delivery, visit http://www.GreenBEANdelivery.com or follow them on Twitter at @GreenBEANInd. To learn more about Cummins Inc., visit http://www.cummins.com/cmi/index.jsp.

-###-

About Green BEAN Delivery

Green BEAN Delivery is an online home delivery service that provides organic produce and natural groceries to its members in Indianapolis and Fort Wayne, Ind., Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton, Ohio, Louisville and Lexington, Ky., St. Louis and the greater surrounding areas. The company provides an avenue for local artisans and farmers to share their crafts and talents with community members. BEAN stands for the principles that guide the company’s mission: Biodynamic, Education, Agriculture and Nutrition. Green BEAN Delivery has a passion for giving back to the communities in which it does business. Other company initiatives include Tiny Footprint Distribution, focused on distributing locally made products to retail stores; EcOhio Farm, a partnership with the Cincinnati Zoo; and Feel Good Farm, Green BEAN Delivery's first certified organic farm in Sheridan, Ind. For more information, visit http://www.GreenBEANdelivery.com . Source: Green BEAN Delivery