As a family-run organization with a far-reaching and important mission, there are a few other things that you should know about Green BEAN Delivery.
We’re a family of companies that builds sustainable food systems
Green BEAN Delivery is a dynamic food company that takes a multi-faceted approach to building local food systems. Our goal is to make healthy and sustainably-grown local food affordable, accessible, and convenient to the Midwest communities we serve. We serve our mission by building food systems and businesses that address our communities’ greatest food challenges. The BEAN family of companies:
Our name stands for Biodynamic • Education • Agriculture • Nutrition
These pillars represent Green BEAN Delivery’s focal points in building systems that address our community’s greatest food challenges.
Biodynamics focus on the interwoven relationships of soil, plants, animals and people. Our goal is to create a self-sustaining food ecosystem that maximizes the benefit to the community.
We teach our network of farmers and artisans how to reach their market potential while keeping their products as natural as possible. We also offer expert food and nutrition content to our serviced communities.
The production of food is at the very heart of what we do. We don’t just distribute it to our members, we grow it on two certified organic farms: Feel Good Farm (Sheridan, IN) and EcOhio Farm (Mason, OH).
We aim to restore the importance of healthy, nutritious food to our society as a whole by creating ways to affordably and conveniently grow and distribute food.
We own and operate two organic farms
Don’t forget that food comes from a farm! Our certified organic farming operations grow a variety of organic produce for our Green BEAN Delivery members. At the top of our priorities is the stewardship of our top soil and overall health of our farm. Our belief is that proper nutrition starts on the farm. We grow food that is nutrient-dense, fresh, and makes you FEEL GOOD!
We give back to the communities we serve.
Green BEAN Delivery is proud to be plugged into each community it serves. Local is woven into our DNA as a company, and we strive to make a difference in the community as a whole by partnering with people and organizations that align with our values and goals. Together, we make powerful teams that accomplish tremendous amounts of good for everyone.
FARMERS & ARTISANS
At the heart of our food business are the farmers and artisans in and around each city that make up the local food community. We search for vendors with unique and quality products who align with our food philosophy. This type of cooperative relationship is mutually beneficial and serves to strengthen the local food economy.
Green BEAN Delivery believes in supporting the communities that support us. We partner with anti-hunger organizations to increase the flow of fruits, vegetables, and grocery items into emergency food assistance programs. Whether it’s through our zero-waste produce donations to anti-hunger organizations, our Constant Canned Food Drive, or partnerships with local NPR stations; we actively seek to make sustainably grown, healthy food more readily available in the communities we serve.
PARTNERSHIPS & PROGRAMS
Garden on the Go® (Indianapolis, IN)
Garden on the Go® is a mobile produce program in Indianapolis jointly run by Indiana University Health and Green BEAN Delivery. The idea grew out of IU Health’s desire to provide a community service combatting diet-related illness through increasing access to fresh fruits and vegetables in Indianapolis neighborhoods. Since May 2011, the program has served over 70,000 customers and has accepted EBT/SNAP benefits from the very beginning. The service operates indoors, year-round, which in winter months is crucial for our clients.
EcOhio Farm (Cincinnati, OH)
The EcOhio Farm is an ongoing partnership between Green BEAN Delivery and the Cincinnati Zoo. Established in 2012, the farm is located in Mason, Ohio and spans 60 acres. The farmland hosts a wetland preserve and natural habitat for a variety of species. Local produce harvested on the EcOhio Farm services Green BEAN Delivery Ohio members, local food banks, as well as the animals at the Cincinnati Zoo.
BEAN for Business
To encourage a community-based approach to health and wellness in the workplace, Green BEAN Delivery works directly with more than 200 companies including OneAmerica®, Finish Line and Little Red Door Cancer Agency. 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, reporting to track participation in the program for continued improvement and overall success, and employee discounts.
Matt Ewer and Beth Blessing, husband and wife, share equal passions for healthy community, nutrition education, sustainable farming, and food networks.
MATT EWER / CO-OWNER & CEO
Matt Ewer has made a career out of connecting rural farming with urban communities. Every day, he devotedly works to mend a broken food system. More about Matt Ewer →
BETH BLESSING / CO-OWNER & CHIEF NUTRITIONIST
Beth Blessing fervently believes that eating farm-fresh foods—as close to the source as possible—is the healthiest (& most delicious) way to eat. More about Beth Blessing →
The BEAN Team
We're proud to have a talented and passionate crew working hard to bring members the best service possible. Interested in joining our team? View Open Positions.