Zooey Deschanel on new Merryfield app, resurgence of “New Girl”

When actress and singer Zooey Deschanel was pregnant, she took “consuming for 2” significantly.  

“I used to be attempting to eat actually wholesome as a result of I felt like an enormous duty being pregnant. I used to be like ‘Oh my gosh, this meals I’m consuming is like going to the infant.’ I’m like, ‘What am I gonna do?’ So, I used to be attempting to eat wholesome. I began wanting into every part I used to be consuming and I discovered it was tough to seek out data,” Deschanel instructed “CBS Mornings.” 

She found throughout this time that wholesome and nutritious groceries have been exhausting to seek out and costly. This impressed her to begin an organization referred to as “Lettuce Grow” in 2019 that helps present hydroponic rising methods to individuals to develop indoor gardens. 

Deschanel stated that after creating Lettuce Grow, she felt she might take it a step additional and assist different points of wholesome consuming. So, she created the app Merryfield, which goals to make more healthy choices inexpensive for everybody, irrespective of their social standing. 

Merryfield has been “an incredible expertise as a result of we have had so many individuals attain out to us and say that is the distinction between me having the ability to afford this wholesome meals for my youngsters, for my household, and never afford it,” stated Deschanel.  

Through Merryfield, buyers scan their grocery retailer receipts after buying.  They then get rewards for purchasing objects from Merryfield’s dozens of companion manufacturers which the corporate has vetted to suit their requirements and deemed higher for you.  

The Merryfield app is free to all customers — buyers solely obtain rewards for utilizing it.  

“You have every week to scan the receipt after which it simply does all of the be just right for you and also you get factors,” she stated. “I really like gamifying wholesome consuming. It simply actually helps or not it’s enjoyable after which additionally, it helps or not it’s extra accessible to individuals.”  

Deschanel’s enterprise into the well being world is kind of completely different from her profitable profession as an actress. She famously performed Jess within the tv collection, “New Girl.” The present stopped airing in 2018 however has discovered a brand new viewers because it was placed on streaming platforms like Netflix — one thing Deschanel stated is nice to see.  

“It’s been so great truly, lots of people suppose it’s nonetheless on the air and I’m like ‘No, we stopped capturing… 5 years in the past.’ It’s had a resurgence and it is good to see it has longevity and endurance,” she stated.  

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