Sometimes I get to meet the most amazing people and the ones from OurHarvest are no exceptions. I just knew I wanted you to get to know them too. Here is an article from my friends at OurHarvest.com !! Look for the COUPON at the bottom of the page.
Welcome to OurHarvest! We are a NY-based online grocery and farmer’s market delivery service offering one-stop shopping for those who want farm-fresh seasonal produce, humanely raised meats & poultry, dairy and eggs, and pantry staples. The solution for those who can’t always make it to the farmer market every week, but still want access to the freshest, tastiest in the region.
Our food is meticulously sourced from over 100 regional farmers, food purveyors, and suppliers. Offering more than 600 choices of fresh, all-natural, high-quality food from wild-caught tuna to grass-fed ground beef to Sun Gold tomatoes. Plus we are continuously adding new products and suppliers, such as rhubarb from Wickham’s Fruit Farm; black cherry yogurt from Ithaca Milk; and small-batch baked treats from Las Delicias to name a few. All of our producers uphold the highest quality standards and adhere to the most responsible growing practices.
There are myriad benefits to eating locally sourced products, chief among them being flavor. Food typically arrives on supermarket shelves or in large, online grocers’ warehouses after weeks of traveling long distances. In fact, about 25% of all vegetables and 50% of all fruits consumed in the U.S. are imported! There is no reason this should be – the U.S. is more than capable of producing all (and much, much more) of the fruits and vegetables every American needs.
To ensure the produce can withstand transit, much of it was harvested before it was ripe, preventing it from reaching its full flavor potential. Plus, the produce varieties sold in grocery stores are specifically grown to be shelf stable and survive transportation, rather than to be delicious.
In addition to supporting the regional economies and local farmers who grow our food (remember: no farmers, no food) and decreasing the environmental footprint of long-distance travel. There are also nutritional benefits to eating farm-fresh products. Instead of the conventional produce types our farmers champion greater crop diversity which directly translates into greater nutritional diversity for the eater. Also, the more time produce spends in transit, the more nutrient loss it experiences.
While the challenges of our broken food system may sound overwhelming, we have a simple solution. Over 98% of OurHarvest’s products are produced within 250 miles, the majority of which are from the surrounding NYC area. Our products are therefore harvested at their peak ripeness and delivered to you, sometimes in a matter of hours, guaranteeing our food is the most delicious and nutritious in the area.
And if you aren’t sold yet, we also firmly believe in doing good to do well. We support local communities by donating a meal to a local food pantry for every order over $25 to help combat hunger in the communities we serve, because food is meant to bring people together.
For more on the company and to give us a try, go to http://www.ourharvest.com, select your location, date and time you want to receive your groceries and start to shop! Depending on where you live, we offer delivery throughout Manhattan, much of Brooklyn and in LIC and Astoria in Queens, and have several pickup locations throughout Long Island.