Hungry Harvest Review

We’ve writtena lotaboutHungryHarvest, but it occurred to us that we’ve never written a straight up Hungry Harvest review. Since we started participating in the Hungry Harvest Ambassadors program, we’ve been seeing so much more of what the service has to offer, and we wanted to share some of that with you.

Selections from this week's Hungry Harvest

First Things First: The Food

A food delivery service like Hungry Harvest lives and dies on the quality of the food. You might feel like you’re walking a tightrope with a service that proudly advertises that they make use of food that would otherwise go to waste. On this front we can confidently say that we’ve seen absolutely no reason for skepticism about the quality of the food that Hungry Harvest delivers. On their website, they tell you exactly how and why they got each piece of produce they sent you, whether it’s because farmers simply grew too much, or whether some items were a little too small or misshapen for the store. We’ve never had a case where we were sent food that was inedible.

We have been sent food that went bad a little bit quicker than we expected, but here’s the thing: this happens with food we get at the grocery store too. I can’t tell you how many times we’ve brought home a bag of oranges only to find, a day later, that one of them is entirely covered in mold. Does that happen with Hungry Harvest from time to time? Sure. But that’s just the nature of fresh produce. The food we get delivered is at least as high quality as anything we would otherwise get from the grocery store.

Next: The Delivery

Delivery is always prompt on Saturday morning, right around 8:00. We get a text message to let us know that the delivery is almost there, and the delivery person is always friendly and helpful and brings the boxes right up to the door. We’ve never been anything less than thrilled with the delivery portion of the service.

Customer Service

We’ve had a couple of times when mistakes were made. Maybe we ordered two portobello caps and only got one, things like that. Every time, when we’ve contacted Hungry Harvest to address it, they’ve been responsive and helpful. They’ve given us refunds where appropriate, and taken steps to address the issues to ensure they’re less likely to happen next time.

One feature they’ve added recently is customization of our box, and we couldn’t be happier with it. For a small fee, we can change amounts of produce that we get. We try to leave things just about as they started, but sometimes we don’t have enough planned to use 8 mangos, so letting us customize the box gives us more power to ensure we’re fighting food waste at home just as Hungry Harvest is fighting food waste in its whole operation.

The Price

We’ve found that the price of what we get in our Hungry Harvest deliveries is about comparable to what we’d pay for the same stuff at the grocery store, and it saves us a trip. Beyond that, Hungry Harvest donates produce to people in need, so our grocery dollars are also going to an organization that’s helping directly fight hunger.

Vivian and Freddy playing with our Hungry Harvest delivery

Hungry Harvest Review: Conclusion

Hungry Harvest is absolutely worth your time and money. It saves us a trip to the store to get our produce, the kids love playing with the new fruits and vegetables, and it helps to fight food waste and hunger. Delivery is prompt, the food is fresh and delicious, the price is right, and the customer service can’t be beat.

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Back to School with Hungry Harvest

Our kids aren’t old enough for full time school yet. Watson is starting preschool, so we’re feeling back to school season for the first time since childhood. He’s learning a lot at school (for today’s show and tell he had to bring something that begins with the letter C). We want them to learn about good eating habits just as they learn letters and numbers and more at school.

We’ve been really glad to start every weekend with a Hungry Harvest* delivery to go through with the kids. They’ve had such fun unloading the boxes with us and helping us put fruits and vegetables away, and they get the chance to learn what everything is and how we use it! The weekends are usually all about cooking and other food prep for the week, and we try to involve the kids as much as possible in that. The fact that Hungry Harvest gives us a good variety every week means the kids are always learning about new foods instead of just seeing the same old ones.

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We’re also trying to get better at feeding them what we eat. We feel it complements their school learning to learn about new healthy foods. Vegetables help them grow, and they taste better than kids think! Watson frequently gets out of his chair to show us how he grew a little bit taller every time he eats a bite of broccoli.

We watched an episode of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood where the focus was on trying new foods. Watson and Vivian have taken it to heart enough to try little bites most of the time. Freddy, on the other hand, eats anything we put near him.

With their excitement about food and learning, each of our kids has been a #hungryharvesthero. Back to school season is a good time for us to remember that we’re always teaching our kids. Hungry Harvest gives us a really good means to teach them how to eat delicious, healthy food.

This Week’s Hungry Harvest

This week brought a huge bounty of healthy fruits and vegetables. One of the heads of cauliflower is the biggest I’ve ever seen. And for good measure, two adorable kids (the other one was having some much needed quiet time in his room).

Right now we’re cooking up a fun vegan dessert with beets (you laugh now, but it’s going to be hot fire), and a couple of wild and crazy sweet potato ideas. Recipes will follow this week, unless something is a disaster in which case this all goes down the memory hole along with the war with Eastasia. Or was it Eurasia?