Eating Well With Eating Well Ottawa #Review and #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ Ottawa Area 12/15

| November 27, 2013 | 18 Comments

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I was thrilled to have the opportunity to try out the new Eating Well Ottawa service, launched in early November. Eating Well Ottawa is run by Brendan Gorman and provides a box of organic and as-local-as-possible produce, delivered to your door. There are options for families and businesses of different sizes. For families, the Harvest Box will feed approximately one or two people for one week; the Family Harvest Box will feed three to four people for one week and the Large Harvest Box will feed five or six people for one week. Prices range from $30 to $55, which seems reasonable considering the box is delivered to your door and everything you receive is organic.

 

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I was generously provided a Large Harvest Box to try out. That is quite a supply of fresh produce for my daughter and I. Thankfully, my vegetarian boyfriend and I will get together for dinner a few times during the week, which will help use up some of the supply. Needless to say, we were pretty excited to see all the wonderful fruits and vegetables. You can see on their website www.eatingwellottawa.ca what goodies they will deliver each week and you can ask them to provide a substitution if you do not like a certain vegetable, or have allergies. For instance, my box would have contained pomegranate, but I preferred not to have that, so I received a couple of oranges instead. Along with the oranges, my box also contained: a bunch of bananas; apples; approximately eight kiwi; spinach; iceberg lettuce; beets; garlic; a small bag of sweet potatoes; tomatoes; carrots; pears; zucchini; grapefruit and a green pepper. It came in a reusable, green bin (shown in the photo) and everything was organic. Some of the produce was from Ontario and Quebec which is pretty great.

The produce was very fresh and the service provided by Brendan was wonderful. He was very accommodating and conscientious to my needs, for instance when I said I did not want pomegranate, or when he realized he was not going to have enough turnip or leeks, he substituted my box with the sweet potato and garlic.

 

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I generally will buy a couple of organic items, such as carrots and apples, during each shopping trip. I know that produce with a thick peel has that natural barrier to chemicals, so I do not think to buy organic oranges and bananas, for example. However, all of the produce I received through Eating Well Ottawa, in particular, the tomatoes and oranges, were exceptionally fresh and flavourful. Receiving the bin of fresh produce has made me really excited about cooking creatively in a way that is healthy and jam-packed with whole foods. I imagine that if I ordered this every week, or even every other week, I’d feel very inspired to try new recipes for my daughter and I, just to make sure I used all of the produce.

If you tend to buy organic produce, I highly recommend checking out www.eatingwellottawa.ca.

Disclosure:  I received the above mentioned products to sample.  All opinions are honest and my own.

 

Holiday Giveaway

 

Enter to Win a Box of Organic Produce from Eating Well Ottawa!

(value $55)

Rules: Open to Ottawa area residents 18 +. You have 48  hours to reply by email once you are notified as the winner. If you don’t, we will draw another entry. Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. The Ottawa Mommy Club is not responsible for prize fulfillment and for the delivery/shipment of the prize(s) mentioned above. For our complete set of rules, please click here.

 

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  1. Brenda A says:

    A family box would be great! We go through so much produce. I love the idea of local, fresh and organic. Great stuff!

  2. evelynchuter says:

    I love organic fresh produce. This would be an awesome prize package. The classic size box would be perfect for us.

  3. Rene says:

    I think the Family box would be right for us. What a great way to ensure you eat a variety of great fresh food, and it would force some of us to find some interesting new recipes, which is great!

  4. Saima says:

    Only recently I have been getting more into organic foods…..what a great idea! The family Harvest box would be PERFECT for my family but I’d love to try the Large Local box because I’m always into eating seasonal fruits/veggies and I’m a strong believer in supporting local business’

  5. Pam says:

    Large box would be ideal

  6. Jason says:

    A large would be perfect for us as we eat a lot of fresh foods due to my Diabetes and Celiac disease.

  7. Nicole B says:

    Probably the large family box. We use so much veggies and fruit!

  8. Jennifer says:

    A family sized box would be great for my husband, myself and our little one!

  9. Tierra G says:

    The Family sized boxx would work well for my place.

  10. Teale I says:

    A classic would be perfect!

  11. Tiana says:

    I would get the family box

  12. Karine says:

    I think the classic would be good 🙂

  13. Jan Dempsey says:

    Family size , please. I can really taste the difference when I eat organic produce –tastes soooo good !

  14. Cate Brazil says:

    The Family Harvest Box will feed my family of four!

  15. Vanessa Pahl says:

    We would probably order the large box please!

  16. Veronica S. says:

    Definitely the Family Box!

  17. Laurie B says:

    The large local box or the family harvest box would do well for my family size and needs.

  18. Angie says:

    I’ve had my eye on “Eating Well” well for awhile now! I buy all organic, and sometimes the different stores and trips to get them all just doesn’t make sense. Great review- even better that there’s a giveaway!

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