Snow Is Here!

Snow is here! If you have an order placed with us, we’ve increased the amount of trucks on the streets with the goal to get your groceries to you in the timeslot requested.

However, sometimes Mother Nature has a plan of her own and streets and sidewalks covered in snow and ice may cause delays.

Please be patient with us tomorrow as we weather the storm together! Stay warm!

FreshDirect Joins Forces with Crowdfunding Leader RocketHub In Search of the “Next Big Food Thing”

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The Next Big Food Thing

Popular online grocer FreshDirect and top crowdfunding company RocketHub, today announced a call for entries for the “Next Big Food Thing” challenge.

Entrepreneurs with innovative food-related ideas— from food products to kitchen gadgets, from farming advancements to food businesses, and everything in between—are encouraged to submit their projects.

Finalists will be announced in November and will crowdfund for their idea via RocketHub.com. A winner will be selected by a panel of judges based on a number of factors, including money raised, funder engagement and overall quality of idea…. 

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FreshDirect Launches Major Service Expansion, Entering State of Delaware and Rockland County, NY

FreshDirect Now Serving 123 New Zip Codes Throughout PA, NJ, NY, and DE

LONG ISLAND CITY, NY–(Marketwired – Sep 9, 2013) – FreshDirect, the leading online retailer of fresh foods and grocery items, announced today the company will expand its popular service into 123 new zip codes throughout PA, NJ, Rockland County NY, and now Delaware! On September 9, 2013 FreshDirect’s expansion will include its official launch into the state of Delaware, which will consist of 15 zip codes in New Castle County and include the cities of Wilmington, Newark, Bear, Claymont, Hockessin and Yorklyn. In addition to entering the state of Delaware, FreshDirect will begin delivering to 25 zip codes throughout Rockland County, NY, as well as an additional 83 new zip codes throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

“At FreshDirect our business model is based on our unique farm-to-table offering and convenient service structure, and we’re thrilled to be able to expand this promise to new customers in the state of Delaware and beyond,” said Jason Ackerman, FreshDirect Co-Founder and CEO. “Time and time again customers ask for FreshDirect to come to their neighborhood and we are answering that call. We already have thousands of residents in our new expansion areas pre-registered to be future customers, and we are eager to bring our mission to change the relationship people have with food, freshness, and farmers, to the new communities we will soon call home.”… 

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The Bronx’s John V. Lindsay Wildcat Charter School and Philadelphia’s Sustainability Workshop School Tie in FreshDirect’s Inaugural Green Angel Fund Challenge

Mayor Michael A. Nutter and Mayor Michael Bloomberg Proclaim June 11, Urban Farm Education Day

LONG ISLAND CITY, NY–(Marketwired – Jun 12, 2013) – Popular Online grocer FreshDirect’s inaugural Green Angel Fund challenge between the Sustainability Workshop School in Philadelphia and the John V. Lindsay Wildcat Charter School in the Bronx came to an exciting conclusion today, when an expert panel of judges deemed that both schools tied in creating innovative hydroponic gardens, based on yield and eco-friendly design. For three months, the two schools have been competing in an urban agriculture competition, hosted by FreshDirect, to build the nation’s most innovative hydroponic garden as part of a larger mission to address inner-city food and farming issues.

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66% of Dieticians Choose Vegetables and Seafood for Grill This Summer

Annual FreshDirect Food Seasonality Survey Reveals New Summer Food Trends and Challenges With Freshness

LONG ISLAND CITY, NY–(Marketwired – May 17, 2013) – With hamburgers and hotdogs leading the world of grilling, it’s easy to forget that there is life beyond the bun. Yet popular online grocer FreshDirect’s annual Food Seasonality Survey reveals that 66 percent of registered dieticians rate vegetables (35 percent) and seafood (31 percent) as their preferred grilling choice this summer, followed by beef (18 percent) and poultry (16 percent). However, while Dieticians prefer grilling vegetables and seafood, more than 75 percent say these items are the most challenging foods to consistently find fresh, and 58 percent of dieticians cite freshness as the number one factor in achieving good flavor during food preparation.

“Dieticians are joining the ranks of Americans calling for freshness from their local food suppliers, and in the process they’re reinforcing something we’ve long believed: there is a fundamental disconnect in our food system,” said David McInerney, FreshDirect co-founder and food sourcing expert. “At FreshDirect we tackle this critical issue head-on, making fresh and healthy food easier to find, buy, prepare and eat. We do this by forging sincere and sustainable relationships with hundreds of farmers, ranchers and fishermen throughout the world to source the best tasting, healthiest, freshest foods for our customers. Our online delivery model allows us to create hyper-local, farm-to-table food systems that result in healthy relationships between consumers, their food, their farmers, and their world.”… 

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FreshDirect Joins Jamie Oliver’s National Food Revolution Day

FreshDirect Stands Up for Real Food and Better Food Education, Donates a Portion of Weekly Sales to Oliver’s Cause

LONG ISLAND CITY, NY–(Marketwired – May 16, 2013) – FreshDirect, the leading online retailer of fresh foods and grocery items, announced today that the company will lend its support to Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day, taking place worldwide on Friday, May 17, 2013. Food Revolution Day is based on a national movement to change the way America eats. Through Food Revolution Day, Oliver is bringing together millions of people to inspire the nation to fight obesity with better food. At the core of Food Revolution Day is a powerful strategy to get people cooking again, whether it be in their schools, homes, workplaces or communities.

As a sign of support for Food Revolution Day, FreshDirect is donating a percentage of their May 14, 2013 weekly sales to the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation. FreshDirect is also promoting the cause on its website through banner ads and a fresh produce picks list that encourages customers to choose fresh, healthy foods. Additionally, FreshDirect is hosting an employee potluck lunch where employees can share their love of food, cooking skills and food knowledge…. 

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FreshDirect kicked off the inaugural Green Angel Fund Challenge!

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Green Angel Fund Kick-off

Yesterday, students at the Sustainability Workshop School in South Philadelphia and today, students at the John V. Lindsay Wildcat Charter School in the Bronx presented their plans to create the nation’s most innovative hydroponic garden (based on yield and eco-friendly design) to John Leeman, FreshDirect CMO. … 

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A Tale of Two Cities: Philadelphia’s Sustainability Workshop School and NYC’s John V. Lindsay Wildcat Charter School Go Head-to-Head in FreshDirect’s Green Angel Fund Challenge

Mayor Michael A. Nutter and Mayor Michael Bloomberg Make Wager That Their City’s School Will Create Winning Hydroponic Garden

LONG ISLAND CITY, NY– Online grocer FreshDirect, announced today the inaugural launch of its Green Angel Fund Challenge, an urban agriculture focused competition between the Sustainability Workshop School in Philadelphia run by Simon Hauger, and the John V. Lindsay Wildcat Charter School in the Bronx run by Marc Donald with support provided by Stephen Ritz of the Green Bronx Machine.

The schools will each be guided by farmer mentors and compete to develop the nation’s most innovative hydroponic garden (based on yield and eco-friendly design), as part of a broader mission to solve inner-city food and farming issues — with the chance to win $10,000 along the way. The competition is being hosted and funded by FreshDirect, an online grocery retailer dedicated to changing the relationship people have with food, freshness and farmers. The Green Angel Fund was inspired by FreshDirect’s mission to continually drive environmental sustainability innovation. It is one of the first seed funds specifically focused on launching student-developed green ventures…. 

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FreshDirect Supports Families Affected By Hurricane Sandy Through Fresh Food Donations

LONG ISLAND CITY, New York (Dec. 21, 2012)FreshDirect, announces its contribution to help over 30 families affected by Hurricane Sandy by donating family meal packages through the Williams’ Point of Hope Foundation and Autism Speaks holiday event hosted tomorrow by Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams and his wife Amy.  In the aftermath of the storm, FreshDirect has made donations to many New York City and Philadelphia non-profit organizations, distributing fresh and healthy foods to families in need, while continuing to serve communities that the company supports year round.

Through City Harvest and the Church of the Nazarene in Far Rockaway, Queens in New York and Philabundance and Project H.O.M.E. in Philadelphia, FreshDirect donated more than 376,000 pounds of fresh food and more than 2,000 holiday turkey meals in the days and weeks following the hurricane, which was distributed to local food bank systems and shelters…. 

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FreshDirect Announces 1,900 Turkey Donations

Online Grocer Will Distribute Free Turkeys In NYC And Philly For Thanksgiving

NEW YORK – FreshDirect is donating a total of 1,900 turkeys this week to various groups throughout New York City and Philadelphia in anticipation of the Thanksgiving holiday.

The schools and charitable organizations receiving the turkeys are the Brooklyn Anti-Violence Coalition, the East River Development Alliance, Project H.O.M.E., and Public School 209 in the Bronx. The offices of State Senator José Peralta, Bronx Borough President Rubin Diaz Jr., and Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz will help distribute the donated turkeys. FreshDirect is also providing 200 turkeys to victims of Hurricane Sandy in Far Rockaway through the Church of the Nazarene in Queens.

“Thanksgiving is a time for families to come together and enjoy a warm, fresh and high-quality meal,” said FreshDirect CEO and co-founder Jason Ackerman. “We feel fortunate to have the opportunity to help provide part of that meal for those who need it most.”… 

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