To Your Door Produce revolutionizes produce stand

By: Frank Waugh Email
By: Frank Waugh Email

We all know that fruits and vegetables are needed in a healthy diet, but picking them out in the produce section can sometimes be intimidating and it can take a while.

Since the 1800s, the Layman family has been in the produce business. Advertising signs that once hung on the family barn now adorn a room, where they are turning a new leaf on the old produce stand.

“To Your Door is an excellent opportunity for people to receive local, fresh produce, right delivered to their home or office,” Stephanie Layman said.

It is called To Your Door Produce. Baskets end up on your porch filled to the brim with fruits and vegetables and the arrangements look as cool as the cucumbers.

“We specialize in trying to provide people with their local produce needs and bring to them a good variety of what is grown in this area, this area is amazing with the opportunities that we have for fresh fruits and vegetables, quite a variety,” Stephanie said.

“We kind of love the excitement of getting something a little bit random at our door,” Aaron Wall, second year subscriber, said.

If you are not quite as adventurous, there is no need to worry about something a little different showing up on your porch.

“All of our baskets are customized, so our customers will fill out a form and tell us their likes and their dislikes and when we go to pack their basket we will look on their form and make sure we are giving them the things that they like, so if you don't like zucchini, if you don't like onions or prefer to pass on the cabbage, we try to leave those items out and make sure that you don't get them and then we will give you extras of the things that you do,” Stephanie said.

Fruits and vegetables come standard, but in the premium basket you might find something unexpected.

“This year is the first year that we have included the premium products, and the premium products include some extras like fresh baked bread, fresh granola, some zucchini relish, other items like that, jams, salsa, eggs,” Stephanie said.

The local theme is continued with the premium baskets, and it is helping other local businesses get more exposure.

“I think it is kind of a new paradigm she has been sending out produce baskets, and suddenly she is going to be putting non-produce things in them,” Martha Wilczynski said. “When we had lavender in bloom a month ago she came out and got some fresh bunches and put some of those in her baskets.”

Premium baskets have quickly become the most popular option and while interest is growing, she wants to keep a close eye on the final product.

“I would love to see this grow as long as we grow at a pace that doesn't compromise the quality and the value and the satisfaction that our customers have because that is primary to us,” Stephanie said.

The baskets range in price from $25 to $45.

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