How We Turned a Problem into a Solution

From a Dream to your Door

Living in other parts of the country and abroad, I was excited to see the sustainability and environmental movements transforming the world. Being an outdoor and nature lover, I started to learn more about sustainability, our habits, and how our daily lives have a direct impact on the environment.

Every time I would come home to Miami to visit, I would be sad to see the gap that our wonderful city still had in the sustainability space.

Growing frustrated with the lack of sustainable options and recycling programs that existed in Miami-Dade county, I started to volunteer when I could at local beach cleanups, annoyed my family members about the importance of recycling, and declined the plastic bag after getting really upset when the cashier offered me one when I purchased a small pack of gum (why!?).

All these actions were steps in the right direction, however, I felt like I needed to collaborate more to the problem.

That’s why in 2021 I decided to start the first ever sustainable produce delivery company in Miami-Dade county.

Green Tomato is not only a trailblazer in our space, we are also doing things differently, and for a reason. Why should we follow a model that is long over-due for change?

We believe that eating healthy does not have to be synonymous with eating bland and boring meals. We believe that time is the most important asset we have, and we want to help you cherish it. We believe that small conscious choices can help improve our planet.Β We invite you to taste the difference in our produce!

Vanessa Aflalo

Founder

You can make a difference

"11 million metric tons of plastic waste ends up in our bays, on our beaches and in the sea." - Miami-Dade County

"Almost half of all plastic manufactured is designed to be used only once and then thrown away, and less than 10 percent of plastic is recycled, with the rest ending up in our landfills and environment.

Plastic waste generated in coastal regions like Miami-Dade County is most at risk of entering our ocean.

Plastic waste is now so pervasive in our environment that it can be detected in our food chain, our water supply and even in the air we breathe. You don’t have to look far to see the unsightly impacts from plastic waste littering our environment.

Doing our part in helping the environment, one delivery at a time

Our Recycling Program

By using a reusable bag instead of cardboard boxes, we're helping the environment and lowering our carbon footprint. By subscribing to Green Tomato, you're helping protect the environment from plastic pollution.

We pride ourselves on being a trailblazer in the community, and without your support, it couldn't be possible. We ask that you return your insulated tote bag to our driver so we can up-cycle them properly. It's important that you return your tote bags promptly by leaving them outside your door the day of your delivery. Customers who don't return their tote bags upon canceling will be charged a $15 penalty fee per bag.

Sustainability is in our DNA

Green Tomato's commitment to Sustainability and zero-waste is in our core. Our approach is simple, we believe that any action no matter how small has imense impact. That's why we created a zero-waste model were we send you your weekly produce in reusable insulated bags that you can reuse or return to us. Additionally, our produce comes with minimal packaging, minimizing waste.

BE THE SOLUTION

Our mission: To deliver high quality ingredients to your door while supporting the circular economy and local farmers in a sustainable manner

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