It was in college when I tried a meal kit delivery service for the first time; I was particularly drawn to the idea of having a recipe and dinner ready-to-go instead of sifting through Pinterest for 30 minutes, looking for inspiration. As a natural busy-bee, I looked forward to having an activity ready to conquer when I got home after a long day. I loved having the delivery — but on occasion, the foods in the package were damaged or no longer fresh.
So, when a representative offered to send over a delivery to check out a new grocery delivery service in Austin, Farmhouse Delivery, I was reluctant since my initial experience hadn’t been as seamless as I had hoped. However, once I learned that Farmhouse Delivery was locally sourced (mostly within 150 miles of ATX) and a sustainable company, I was very excited to try it out. Not long after our exchange, I received two large, gray bins on my doorstep from Farmhouse Delivery.
First, I was shocked at how much product was packed into these two boxes (crates, more like). Everything was fresh, as if it had been picked just a day or two before. And, as someone who adores fruits and vegetables and shopping locally, opening the boxes was just as exciting for me as cooking the food.
Inside, I found a beautiful medley of locally-picked products and produce like Tacodeli Salsa and Siete Cashew Queso, amongst other fruits and vegetables. In addition, my Best-Sellers (local & organic) box included products from Farmhouse Delivery’s very own collection: Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette, Miso Ginger Stir Fry Sauce, including the Farmhouse Spice Collection — all made in house and created for multiple uses.
I was fully stocked grocery-wise from the delivery; the box included spinach, potatoes, pears, rainbow carrots, snap peas, romaine, avocados, sliced peppers & onions, queso, salsa, cilantro, strawberries, grated cheese, tortilla chips, chicken, fajita meat, tortillas and more — all fresh and locally sourced.
The box also included a few meal kit options as well, so I got to work creating the gluten-free Chicken Tortilla Soup. The recipe was easy to follow and quick to make, only taking about 20 minutes to complete from start to finish. It was delicious — a perfect, healthy lunch (and it tasted even better knowing the contents were local).
While I chose not to customize my box, what initially intrigued me about Farmhouse Delivery was that the brand allows customers to customize their orders and meal kits for all of their dietary needs: gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, etc.
The following week, I scheduled a pick-up and the crates disappeared from my doorstep. The whole process with Farmhouse Delivery was incredibly easy, delicious and one I will likely order from again.