What's in the Box?

SETTLE IN AND WATCH US CHANGE AN ENTIRE INDUSTRY.
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We've got to be honest, for us part of the fun of being a little guy is being agile.  We've had (waaay) more than our share of crazy ideas. Sending a percentage of every purchase in our store back to community non-profits and schools? Yep.  Taking fresh fruits & veggies to hundreds of classrooms in the St. Louis area for kiddos to try?  Done it.  Delivering fruit to folks at work in convenient little Cubes? Affirmative. 
You see when we come up with an idea we think can add value to our customers' busy lives, we don't consult a panel of [air quotes] industry experts [air quotes] for opinions.  Rather, we live by the mantra of "Shut up and just ship it already!"  We rely solely on the feedback of you the consumer as our guidepost for measuring the validity of our crazy concepts.  After all, what better measuring stick is there than the folks who spend their hard-earned money on our products and rely on our service to feed their families?
Feedback is only worth the digital bits of the email they're shared in if we listen to it, and then act on it.  We've heard for some time that in many offices the novelty of having fresh fruits & veggies delivered right to your desk has worn thin.  Oh sure, there was a time when it was like Christmas morning when the FMC delivery guy showed up, but now it's commonplace.  It's just another one of those conveniences your office offers.  It's barely distinguishable from the dry cleaning drop-off, or the mobile car wash that you occasionally see in the parking lot.  Out of sight, out of mind.

This is partly our fault.  We don't have splashy billboards, there's nobody running around in a banana suit in FMC television ads (in fact there are no television ads!), We just quietly go about our business and don't attract much attention in many of the offices we've been delivering to for 4 years now.  I guess we could put our delivery guys in neon tank tops, but I don't think anyone wants to see that on a Monday morning  ಠ_ಠ  Instead, our answer is to deliver even more value and convenience every week.  If we can make your life easier, hopefully you'll tell your friends and co-workers.  You'll do the advertising, and we can spend more time coming up with our next insane idea (while playing frisbee golf!)
With that as our goal, we've spent the last few months developing version 2.0 of FMC which lives here for the moment.  Gone soon are the days of being told what's in your Cube or Market Crate.  With version 2.0, you browse from over 300 items in our Market (all in convenient, logical little collections) and we bring it fresh right to your desk!  Tired of stocking up at the grocery store and then throwing half of your produce away?  Don't stock up when we're bringing it every week with free delivery!  Buy just what you need and keep it fresh.
We rolled version 2.0 out last week in a small test and the response was overwhelming!  Only 10 of our Tuesday delivery points had the opportunity to break...or I mean test it for us.  The test saw 50 people take delivery of over 200 unique SKU #'s.  Every box is hand-packed, custom labeled with the buyers name, and shipped in a sturdy box for easy carry-out to your car at the end of the day.  It's "Market fresh veggies & fruit...without the commute" and it's gonna make the big box stores unhappy with us yet again :)

With Labor Day pushing our deliveries back a day next week, (Monday offices on Tues and Tuesday offices on Weds) we've got an extra day to build custom orders from version 2.0 of FMC.  That gives us the opportunity (for better or for worse we're not sure just yet!) to open the new shopping experience up to nearly all of our offices who get their normal deliveries on Tuesday.  Click here to see if your office is on the list and if not, stay tuned because it will be soon!
We know you Monday folks are feeling slighted at this point so how about this?  Buy a Market Crate AND a Mini Cube between now and Friday at 6pm.  Enter discount code COMBO in the discount code field at checkout and you'll get the Mini Cube for just $2.99.  That's $4 off instantly!  For you Tuesday offices who are interested in trying out version 2.0 of FMC but don't want to miss out on this coupon code, it will also work for you if your cart total is over $22.50 AND a Mini Cube must be in your cart!



Qbuddy - 4 snacks + 4 pcs fruit $10.99!

  • Gluten Free Cookies!

    No articial anything, gluten free, & yummy to boot!

  • Sweet Pot Chips!

    Seriously, we have to hide these from the packing crew!

  • Apple Pie Larabar!

    No shortage of great bars from Larabar, but this is the best!

  • thinkThin Bar!

    Brownie crunch with 0g sugar, 20g protein and gluten free!

  • 1 Banana

    We ship 'em just a little green so they'll ripen on your desk!

  • 1 Granny Smith

    When life gives you sour apples, just shush it and eat 'em already!

  • 1 Anjou Pear

    The classic green pear, awesome with cheese and perfect in salads!

  • 1 Nectarine

    It's still tough to beat the flavor of a perfectly sweet, ripe nectarine!


Market Crate + $4 off Mini Cube with code!

  • Mini Cube for $2.99!

    Both the Crate & Cube need to be in cart! COMBO code takes $4 off!

  • 6 Local Bi-Color Corn!

    6 ears fresh picked from Meyer Farm in Collinsville, IL!

  • 2 lb Local Tomatoes

    From Collinsville, IL and just bursting with summer flavor!

  • 1 Iceberg Lettuce 

    The go-to lettuce for everything from salad to stir-fry!

  • 1lb Carrots

    Loaded with beta-carotene and vitamin A! 

  • 1 pint Mushrooms 

    Perfect for cooking, excellent sauteed, perfect on pizza!

  • 1 Avocado

    Avocados are a superfood! Loaded with vitamins and minerals!

  • 1 Local Cucumber

    Give any salad or sandwich a touch of cool summer flavor!

  • 1 ea Red Onion

    So versatile!  Great for salads, burgers, or Kabobs!

  • 1 bulb Garlic 

    Once you've used fresh garlic, you'll never go back!

  • 2 Yukon Golds 

    These baking potatoes taste like they were born buttered!

  • 1 Red Pepper 

    The red bell pepper is absolutely packed with nutrients!

  • 2 Sweet Potatoes 

    For the "sweet potato challenge!"  That's a thing now right?


Classic Cube - 17 pcs Summer Fruit just $12.99!

  • 3 Pluots *Just in!*

    Just arriving at the Market! It's the best late Summer fruit!

  • 3 Bananas

    We ship 'em just a little green so they'll ripen on your desk.

  • 2 XL Peaches

    This is prime-time for the sweetest, juiciest peaches of summer!

  • 2 Nectarines

    It's still tough to beat the flavor of a perfectly sweet, ripe nectarine!

  • 2 Granny Smiths

    When life gives you sour apples, just shush up and eat 'em already!

  • 1 Cal. Orange

    The valencia variety is here and they're super sweet!

  • 2 Pear

    This green pear is great out of hand or with a summer salad!

  • 2 Pink Lady

    If "2 Pink Ladies" doesn't trigger your spam filter, nothing will.


Mini Cube - now with 8 pieces just $6.99!

  • 2 Bananas

    We ship 'em just a little green so they'll ripen on your desk.

  • 1 Nectarine

    It's still tough to beat the flavor of a perfectly sweet, ripe nectarine!

  • Local Peach

    This is prime-time for the sweetest, juiciest peaches of summer!

  • 2 Pluots *Just in!*

    Just arriving at the Market! It's the best late Summer fruit!

  • 1 Bartlett Pear

    Give these a couple days and they will ripen to a golden yellow!!

  • 1 Granny Smith

    When life gives you sour apples, just shush up and eat 'em already!



Black Seedless Grapes 2 lbs $5.99!


That's what's in the box this week! Questions? Check out our FAQ, send an email, or call us at (855) 999-CUBE!


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