Last year I introduced you to OurHarvest, which is an online food business started by my friend Scott Reich and his partner Michael Winik that offers high-quality, fresh products at fair prices while combating hunger at the same time.
From its humble beginnings as just one pick-up location in Port Washington, NY (my hometown), OurHarvest has spread to over 10 locations in Long Island in less than a year since its July 2014 launch.
OurHarvest recently entered NYC in 3 boroughs (1) Manhattan, (2) Brooklyn, and (3) Queens. I just placed an order of 1 pound of grass-fed beef, 1 quart of fresh strawberries, and 4.5 oz. of baby lettuce to give the service a try.
If you want to give OurHarvest a try, you can get a 20% discount by using the coupon code BUILT20 at checkout.
Here’s a quick overview of OurHarvest:
How OurHarvest Works
1. Find Your Market
1. Find Your Market
On OurHarvest’s homepage, you choose your region, then the market day you want to get your food delivered to your apartment, home, or office in NYC.
2. Fill Your Cart
Browse the wide selection of all-natural foods, then add them to your cart.
3. Order Farm-Fresh Food
When you’re ready, you can place your order in seconds. You will receive a traceable order via Uber’s Delivery Service.
What Makes OurHarvest Different
OurHarvests offers very high-quality foods at an affordable price by partnering directly with local farmers to bring their product to customers without distributors or middlemen. Unnecessary middlemen and traditional grocery stores create higher consumer prices, products that are less fresh than they should be, and questions of traceability.
2. Superior Quality
Because OurHarvest partners directly with farmers and creates a small curated collection that foods, the quality of all the products is very high. Most food products are often mislabeled, some producers use unnatural ingredients, and customers aren’t always sure what they’re getting.
3. Community Support
For every order over $25, OurHarvest donates a meal to a local food bank or pantry, including the Food Bank for NYC, Island Harvest, Long Island Cares and several more. OurHarvest has donated thousands of meals since it launched.
Use “BUILT20” For 20% Off Your First Purchase
As a BuiltLean reader, Scott generously offered 20% off your first purchase by using the coupon code BUILT20. Just go to OurHarvest to redeem your code. If you have any questions, or thoughts to share, please leave a comment.