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Green BEAN grows to Tennessee market

January 13, 2015

Indianapolis-based Green BEAN Delivery LLC, the online home-delivery provider of organic produce and other groceries, is expanding into Nashville, Tennessee, and plans to begin deliveries on Jan. 20.

Founded in 2007, the firm already operates in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Missouri. Expansion to Nashville marks its first move into the Southeast, the company said Monday.

Green BEAN owns and operates two organic farms to provide product for its members, but also establishes partnerships with farmers and artisans in its local markets.

“Our mission is to provide the communities we service a healthy alternative to conventional grocery stores while helping local farmers and artisans reach their true market potential,” said Matt Ewer, CEO and founder.

In Nashville, it already has agreements with Bongo Java, Hatcher Family Dairy, Johnson’s Honey Farm, The Nashville Jam Company, Nashville Toffee Company, and Provence Artisanal Breads, among other providers, the company said.

The Nashville metropolitan area has a population of more than 1.7 million people, according to 2013 figures from the U.S. Census Bureau.

In early 2013, Green BEAN announced that it would expand its services to Lexington, Kentucky, and St. Louis. In late 2013, it entered the Louisville market by taking on customers from a closing competitor.

This summer, the firm announced that it planned to grow its headquarters in Indianapolis, investing $3.84 million and creating up to 105 jobs by 2024.
 

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