Hometown Harvest

Hometown Harvest is a blog sponsor, which means they are compensating me for things like referrals, sharing product info and talking about my experience using their services. In a nutshell, for spreading the word! As always, all opinions are my own, and I only choose sponsors whose missions I support.

Hometown Harvest Organic Carrots

Pretty exciting news over here on the sponsor front! Those of you that like my Facebook page already got a sneak peek last week when I announced that Hometown Harvest has become a blog sponsor!

Back in January I started a recurring delivery of a small fixed bag every other week, after hearing about Hometown Harvest from a friend. Ironically, even though it’s based out of Frederick, I’d never heard of them. How this happens, I’m not sure; but, I swear I don’t live under a rock. Really.

I started out with a small fixed bag that was spaced out every two weeks so that I was able to figure out just how much my family of four would need. The great thing about Hometown Harvest, versus a traditional CSA, is that you’re able to customize your order, even if you choose a fixed bag option. If I know I’ll need more potatoes, or if I want to add applesauce or meats, it’s no problem as long as I’ve made my changes before the delivery cutoff date. The flexibility is so handy! Check out what’s in their “shop” here.

The weekend before my delivery, I get an email (or I can check online) that lists what’s going to arrive in my small fixed bag, along with notes telling me where everything came from. I love that little attention to detail; it’s not easy. Did I mention DELIVERY???

Anyway, I thought I’d share a few of the reasons I’ve liked Hometown Harvest so much, and why I chose to use them in the first place. Remember, all of this happened before they asked if I’d like to work with them – it’s an organic experience! (Pun intended.)

You can read all of the Hometown Harvest FAQs here.

Hometown Harvest Organic Broccoli

It’s all organically farmed!

About 95% of everything we offer is organic. There are a few exceptions to this rule. During our local growing season, there are some items that are just not possible to find locally and certified organic. These items include tree fruit and sweet corn, and are usually grown following Integrated Pest Management practices (IPM) that closely mirror organic methods, do not yet have official certification. We always make it clear what items are organic and what items are not on our menu each week.

Delivery, FTW!

We currently deliver to parts of Maryland, D.C., and Virginia, and we are sprouting new routes all the time. Please check out our “Delivery” page for specific areas. We have both night and day routes. Your delivery day and time will depend on when our truck is traveling through your area. Please check out our “How It Works” page.

Hometown Harvest Organic Carrots

It’s kinda like a CSA, but not…

No [we're not a CSA], but many of our growers participate in CSAs. Just like a CSA, you are supporting local agriculture with your order, but unlike a CSA, you can complete customize your experience.

They support local farmers first!

We have a growing list of local farmers that we source from. We always go to our local farmers first. So while we are in season, our menu is 100% local. During the off season (typically Dec-April) we try to include as many local items as we can find, but then we also bring in organic produce from outside of our area—always keeping it with in the U.S., and again as close to home as possible.

Hometown Harvest Organic Broccoli

Like the photos? The carrots and broccoli were both a part of last week’s small fixed bag!

If you’re planning to sign up, make sure to mention my name during the process. I’d love for the team to know you heard about them from me!

Hometown Harvest is a blog sponsor, which means they are compensating me for things like referrals, sharing product info and talking about my experience using their services. In a nutshell, for spreading the word! As always, all opinions are my own, and I only choose sponsors whose missions I support.

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  1. So glad you found a company like this… if I still lived in MD, I’d definitely be looking into it! So glad they are sponsoring your blog. Local and organic food movement is growing, love to see that!

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