Wednesday, November 21, 2018


Thanksgiving is about giving thanks, helping others…. and food. Thus the inspiration for my blog today:

A few months ago, I was contacted by Hungry Harvest (HH), which is a produce delivery service that takes produce that is not favorable for grocery stores and delivers it to your doorstep on a mission to end food waste. According to their website, 40% of all food in the US goes to waste in this country, uneaten. These foods often go unsold to grocers because they don't look the part: too large, too small, weird dots, etc. They are the ugly ducklings of the produce world that need love too. And just like people, while some of them may not be too attractive on the outside, they are wonderful on the inside!
A mini harvest with watermelon, kale, potatoes, zucchini, and several other fruits and veggies

 This company does a great service to society and environment by not only using food that would otherwise be thrown out, but they also donate produce to SNAP and various food banks and other services that benefit the community. I immediately took an interest in learning more about this company that seeks to reduce waste and help others. Hungry Harvest is trying to provide a service to people looking to eat healthy, but also who want to help make a positive impact, it's a win-win.

            After learning about HH, I wanted to test out their service and see the quality of produce, for which I was offered one complimentary mini-harvest. In order to gain access to the produce delivery service, users create an account on their website (for which anyone who uses the code WAYNENUTRITION will receive 30% off their first harvest*). From there, you have the option of various “harvests”, including mini, full, super, and organic, all of which you can edit and swap out items (for a small fee). You can also add on items such as bread, snacks, more veggies and fruit, etc. Users can specify certain produce you love and produce you're not too keen on. HH has done a fantastic job swapping out produce that would normally come with my mini harvest that I don’t really like for produce that I do like (for no additional fee).

I personally think they provide produce and add-ons at a very reasonable price. I have been able to get a dozen jumbo cage free eggs for just $2.49, and an avocado for only $1.00, which I think is a bargain (especially this time of year). Below is an example of my mini harvest with several add-ons (eggs, avocados, grapes, mushrooms, garlic, apples). For only $30, I am getting well over 10 pounds of vegetables and fruit, which is a steal. The quality of the produce is also generally very good, and I have not been disappointed with anything yet. During the summer, I got the tastiest tomatoes I have ever had through Hungry Harvest, and most come from a farm somewhat local (within a couple states of PA). Furthermore, this service provides some more unique fruits and vegetables that I would not typically buy. So, it is a great way to expand your diet with new fruits and veggies.
Example of my order for this week with the mini-harvest and a few add ons

For someone that advocates “eat as many vegetables as you can” to my clients, Hungry Harvest is an economical way to make this happen, while also helping to reduce waste. Even more, Hungry Harvest delivers right to your doorstep (for most locations near Philadelphia and some other major cities), which makes it super convenient for busy people. I try to order as much as I can through Hungry Harvest to keep my grocery shopping to a minimum during the week. To me, it’s a no brainer to use this delivery service.

            I cannot say enough about what great of a service Hungry Harvest is, and I wish I had known about this service years earlier. You can’t beat the price, the quality, the convenience, and the mission of the company. I plan to continue using Hungry Harvest indefinitely, and really encourage all clients and blog readers to look into it. Don’t forget to use my promo code to get 30% off your initial harvest: WAYNENUTRITION.

*Besides the first free mini-harvest to test out the company, I have not received any form of compensation for promoting Hungry Harvest and I pay out of pocket every week for my personal Harvest delivery.