Disclaimer: In exchange for this fair review, I was given a complimentary bag of groceries by the kind folks at OurHarvest. All opinions are that of my own.
(Updated 2/24/15) As a parent, concerns of where our food comes from, what it is being treated with, wondering if it’s fresh enough, etc. plague my mind. Oh, and who’s going to cook it. I’m honestly trying to cut down on processed foods but I’m sure you’ll agree that it’s simply the easy thing to do when feeding the kids. It may be easy, but it’s not the best way.
The nice folks from Our Harvest paid me a visit here in Valley Stream and they brought me a bag of fresh groceries. I could already tell there was something different about the chicken. When you touch it, you could tell how fresh it was because it wasn’t hard like grocery store chicken. It’s hard to explain but you have to feel for yourself. The squash was gorgeous! In full disclosure I do NOT know how to cook squash, but it’s pretty to look at. The Kale? It’s the hottest thing lately and after sauteing it with garlic, onions, salt and pepper we are definitely going to buy more. And there was soooo much of it!
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“We work with local farms and fishermen to bring the best all-natural products we can find to the market at peak freshness while working with community organizations to combat hunger at the same time.” – Scott Reich
Some of the most delicious meals I’ve had this year have all come from places that skip the middle man and deliver fresh food directly from the farm to the table. I grew up around the corner from corn and cabbage fields in Ohio, but it’s different here in New York. Living on the south shore of Long Island, we’re not quite surrounded by farms. While we are within driving distance of some farms, who has the time to travel on weekends between soccer, swim, and dance? Not happnin!
How are the prices you ask? Our Harvest is somewhere in between your local grocery store and Whole Foods prices. You can see on the website how much their whole pastured chicken, 100% grass-fed bone-in rib steak, and organic Scottish Salmon costs. The fresh vegetables like Bok Choy, organic mixed summer squash, organic Long Island eggplant, fruit, jams, and fish are just you have probably been looking for.
Giving Back to the Community
Not only is OurHarvest bringing fresh food to the community, they donate food to local food banks in the communities they service. How is that for two guys who left Corporate America? One of a few tips they want to leave you with is that nearly 1 in 6 Americans lives in a food-insecure household, including almost 16 million kids.
How To Shop Our Harvest:
2. Sign up with Google, Facebook, or Gmail (how easy is that!)
3. Select your market (Blessed Sacrament if you live in Valley Stream)
4. Begin shopping!
5. Checkout (Use case sensitive discount code VSMOM20) Pay with a credit card, referral cash or use coupons before completing your purchase.
(They will authorize your credit card for the estimated amount at most (7) days prior to the pickup date.) You can also earn referral cash by sharing your referral code with friends AFTER they pick up their order.
Aren’t you excited about this? Leave a comment below and let me know if you plan to use this service. Why or why not?
Mom Blogger turned Stay-At-Home-Mom Strategist at www.KimberlyLThomas.com. Reality TV junkie. Wife. Moscato. Mother of 2. Loves Mondays and dancing and singing to 80s/90s music.