Green BEAN Delivery Delivers on Community Giving, a New Headquarters and Expansion
Green BEAN Delivery, the region’s largest online natural and organic grocery delivery service, celebrated its new corporate headquarters with a ribbon cutting on Friday, April 10. Indiana Secretary of Commerce Victor Smith, officials from the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce, David King of the new Indiana Grown Program, Jennifer Vigran of Second Helpings and other farmers and media joined Green BEAN Delivery co-founders (and husband and wife duo) Matt Ewer and Beth Blessing as they unveiled their new offices at 5310 E. 25th St. Indianapolis.
In August 2014, the homegrown-Hoosier company announced it will invest $3.84 million to expand its headquarters and warehouse operations on more than 5-acres of land in Indianapolis and create up to 105 new jobs by 2024.
“I am pleased to add Green BEAN Delivery to the list of locally-grown companies that are expanding in Indy,” said Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard. “Their focus on high-quality products and a healthy lifestyle very much meets the need of today’s urban residents who are seeking out local, fresh food.”
Located near the I-70/Emerson Ave. interchange, the new 35,000-square foot building includes 15,000 square feet of office space and 20,000 square feet for warehouse operations. The building houses parent company BEAN, LLC and its operating units: Green BEAN Delivery, Tiny Footprint Distribution, Feel Good Farm and EcOhio Farm. There are also plans for a 10,000-square foot expansion for refrigeration.
“Indiana has always been our home, and despite receiving numerous proposals from different municipalities and states, we ultimately wanted to keep our operations in the Hoosier state,” said Matt Ewer, CEO and co-founder of Green BEAN Delivery. “We are extremely grateful for the continued support from the city, state and most importantly, our members. Our growth wouldn’t be possible without each of these parties.”
Founded in Lawrence, Indiana in 2007, Green BEAN Delivery currently provides its online home grocery service in dozens of communities across Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Missouri and Tennessee. The rapidly growing company recently expanded for the first time to the Southeast, and is now providing a full line of fresh produce and all-natural groceries to customers in the greater Nashville, Tennessee area.
Green BEAN Delivery’s Matt Ewer spoke about his dedication to serving the community and to providing assistance to those organizations such as Second Helpings and Gleaners of Indianapolis who strive to educate and eliminate food insecurity throughout central Indiana. Green BEAN Delivery in an effort to continue providing assistance donated 2,000 pounds of fresh produce at the ribbon cutting to Second Helpings whose 2015 goal is to serve one million meals in central Indiana.
Green BEAN Delivery is also one of the largest distribution networks and partners of Edible Indy providing the option of inserting the latest issue of the publication into the bins delivered directly to the doorsteps of it’s members. They are also partners with Edible Columbus, Edible Louisville, Edible Nashville and Edible Ohio Valley.
To learn more about Green BEAN Delivery or the other legs of BEAN LLC visit greenbeandelivery.com.