Hi everyone! I am so happy to be back in the cooking and baking mix with the cooler weather. I got a ton of vegetables from my CSA this week and am cooking away. In addition to the return of the CSA, I also got some awesome news: Fresh Direct has come to our area!
For those of you who don’t know, Fresh Direct is a delivery food service but not your typical supermarket service. They deliver local as well as organic produce , local artesanal items such as pies and jams as well as all the other items you need to keep your fridge and pantry stocked for healthy living. I am psyched! Over 300 local products, even seafood!
I spoke with the chief marketing and strategy officer, Monica Woo, who told me that not only do 600,000 customers in the tri-state area use and love fresh direct, but that they partner with local food pantries and farms in their areas. They are currently working with about 50 farms. They are also the biggest donor to City Harvest in NYC which provides food for those in need.
Here are some other cool things I learned:
They will be partnering with our town to provide healthy food workshops with kids and parents and I am excited to be working with them to start these programs very soon in our district’s schools as part of the health and Wellness committee
They plan to create partnerships with our local food pantries and soup kitchens
In the next week, I will be receiving a big box of coupons and info pamphlets to help you receive a major discount on your first few orders so stay tuned to Take Back the Kitchen!
I love Fresh Direct and now don’t feel that I need to return to NYC. Take that, NYC!