The idea for OurHarvest was conceived when we recognized three major problems.
1. The food supply chain is very inefficient. Unnecessary middlemen and traditional grocery stores create higher consumer prices, products that are less fresh than they should be, and questions of traceability.
*Source: Feeding America
OurHarvest's innovative business model seeks to address all of these concerns. By partnering with farmers, fishermen, and food artisans, we purchase or source our all-natural products locally to maximize freshness, ensure quality and traceability, and keep costs down. No questions about artificial additives, mislabeled products, or where your food comes from. We offer fresh, tasty food the old-fashioned way!
Here's how it works: Customers place orders online through our website. We fulfill the orders and bring them to a convenient location in the community where customers pick-up their food -- sort of like a pop-up farmer's market. In certain regions, we also offer a convenient delivery option. For every order above $25, OurHarvest donates a meal to a local food pantry in or near your neighborhood. Not only are you and your family eating better food; you're giving back to your community at the same time.
Who We Are
In some ways, OurHarvest traces its origins back to 1993, when company co-founders Scott Reich and Mike Winik met on the back of a school bus on the way to elementary school. Their shared love of sports (though not the same teams!) made them instant friends, and their proud elementary school "claim to fame" is that they were sent to the principal's office for being too loud on the bus.
Scott and Mike always talked about being entrepreneurs –
about starting a business that matters. Guided by the rebellious spirit of their school bus days,
OurHarvest was born with a revolutionary yet simple aim: to provide fresh,
high-quality, all-natural food to consumers at fair prices while combating
hunger at the same time.
|Scott is an attorney, author, and perpetually disappointed NY sports fan. A former game show contestant and winner of the '93 Willets Road Junior High Spelling Bee, Scott left his law practice at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP to pursue his dream of starting a company that makes a difference. Prior to co-founding OurHarvest, Scott authored an acclaimed book about public service called The Power of Citizenship and appeared on many national and local TV outlets, including NBC, CBS, FOX, Bloomberg, and Larry King Now. |
Scott is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a B.A. in History and Communication. He went on to earn a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was president of his class. He presently serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations.
Michael is an avid amateur fisherman and aspiring grill master. From local food trucks to high end restaurants, Michael loves scouring the globe in search of the most interesting and delicious food he can find. As a co-founder of OurHarvest, Michael is passionately determined to bring fresh, high quality food to all Americans and to work with farms to create long-term sustainable food systems. Prior to co-founding OurHarvest, Michael worked at Evercore Partners for 8 years, where in addition to advising some of the world’s largest companies, he ran the firm’s analyst recruiting and #1 ranked internship program.
Michael is a graduate of The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a B.S. in Finance and Management. While at Penn, he also earned a B.A. in Political Science. He currently serves on the board of directors of IAHD, a $50M organization that provides social services for the developmentally disabled in the Bronx and Westchester.