Now available Valley-wide, Bird Dog Produce is an innovative food delivery service based in Phoenix, AZ that completely reinvents the traditional food chain, giving customers access to the same fresher-than-grocery store fruits and veggies that restaurants and professional chefs have used for decades. Co-founded by Andy Itule, the son of a legendary local produce purveyor, Willie Itule, Bird Dog Produce grew out of a longstanding desire to, “offer the general public the same fresh, farm-to-fridge produce pipeline that restaurants and commercial clients have enjoyed for decades.”
Perfect for holiday meals or quarantining at home, Bird Dog customers can build your own completely customizable produce box from a cornucopia of 80+ of the best-selling fruits and veggies available year-round, including organic options, hand selected from farms across Arizona and beyond, and delivered from the field directly to your doorstep within 24 – 72 hours of being harvested, which is a full week fresher than most produce purchased from traditional grocery stores. Plus, give the gift of healthy, farm fresh goodness this holiday with a gift basket or gift subscription for your friends and family.
As for the name, Bird Dog Produce: “In the produce business, a bird dog is a person sent out into the fields to personally inspect the quality of the fruits and vegetables,” Itule says. “So we use the same hands-on approach and expertise—combined with our decades-long relationships with the best farmers across the Southwest—to ensure that only the finest produce available makes it to your doorstep.” Featuring convenient online ordering and contactless delivery, Bird Dog Produce is also committed to ending hunger here in the Valley, donating one box to local food charities for every five boxes purchased to charities such as Neighborhood Ministries, Hope Women’s Center and Phoenix Rescue Mission.
So how does Bird Dog Produce delivery work? Simply visit their website to select your box size and organic or traditional options, then fill it with only your favorite fruits and veggies, choose your delivery date, and sit back and wait for the Bird Dog delivery driver—wearing a mask for safety—to drop off your chilled box of bountiful goodness. Not home during your delivery window? Don’t worry, each box is insulated to remain chilled for several hours, even in the middle of summer. Plus Bird Dog also offers custom wellness programs for local businesses looking to reward employees and lower healthcare costs by keeping break rooms brimming with fresh produce, or sponsoring Bird Dog subscriptions so they can enjoy fresh food at home.
Co-founded by Phoenix natives, Andy Itule and Kevin Kemper, Bird Dog Produce was created to give people access to the same farm-to-fridge produce pipeline as professional chefs, hand-selecting and delivering fresher-than-grocery-store fruits and produce directly to your doorstep. Named for the produce experts, or bird dogs, who are sent to the fields to personally inspect the fruits and veggies before buying, Bird Dog offers convenient online ordering and contactless delivery Valley-wide.