Eating should be joyful, whether you’re biting into a perfectly-ripe, juicy strawberry or tasting the season’s first locally-harvested sweet corn. OurHarvest was founded under the premise that the fresher your food is, the more delicious and nutritious it will be. Our dream is for you and your family to sit around the dinner table enjoying the very best food our region has to offer.
The food that typically arrives on supermarket shelves or in the warehouse of large online grocers is not only old (and therefore less delicious), but it also propagates a food system that is bad for everyone – farmers, consumers, and the community. It can take weeks, sometimes with your food travelling across oceans, to get from the farm to a store. In that system, the farmer makes pennies, flavor and nutrition deteriorate, pollution and transportation impacts increase, and you have no real idea who grew your food, how it was grown, or how many hands touched it between farmer and you. Another deeply troubling, food-related issue plaguing our country is hunger. Did you know that 1 in 6 Americans, including 16 million children, goes to bed hungry each night?
The OurHarvest Solution:
By working directly with small family farmers in our communities and delivering your food, sometimes just hours after it is harvested, we have created a system that is a WIN for farmers, a WIN for consumers, and a WIN for the community. Farmers are able to get a larger share of the retail price of their products and grow produce for quality, flavor, and sustainability rather than its ability to survive shipment. Our customers receive fresher, more delicious food at fair prices. The community benefits by supporting our neighboring farms, and, more directly, through our meal donation program, wherein we donate a meal to a food bank or food pantry for every order over $25.