Jen Roh (Westonite) wanted to share her experience with Graze with us – the Vermont Artisinal Foods company that delivers to your door.
I love to cook, but I find it hard to get to the store for everything I need, and then I have to visit several different stores (Trader Joe’s for meat, Fresh Market for veggies, Stop N Shop for staples, etc) which is no fun with a toddler getting in and out of the car. Then I have to admit I don’t like to cook every single night, but the salt and calories and junk in takeout food can be a bummer! Graze lets you shop from the comfort of your chair for many of the staples you need, and some fun things too, and almost everything is organic and local from VT. Today was our first delivery. The Graze experience was phenomenal! To my shock and amazement, the delivery person showed up today during the blizzard! He said that our weather was nothing, that it was 5 degrees in VT 🙂 We tried to tip him, but he politely refused the tip.
The bounty comes in reusable crates and insulated bags. We chose something from almost every one of the categories they offer: prepared foods called “Dinner for Mom & Dad,” “Dinner for the Kids,” Organic Vegetables, Organic Grain Salad, Chef’s Potato, Weekly Bisque, Hearty Soup of the Week, Market Soup etc. We have loved everything so far! We had the Thai Soup for dinner and added some of the organic free range chicken breast we got. We had sides of quinoa grain and barley risotto, as well as the organic veggies – broccoli this week. Tomorrow we’ll have the weekly chili! The prices are good too – for a gallon of organic whole milk it is $5.90 – cheaper than you can get organic milk at Stop N Shop! Other fun things we tried are the “Saturday Morning in a Snap” pack, which is a bundle of organic pancake mix, VT butter, quark, and raspberry jam! We also ordered the Vermont Maple Syrup which came in a beautiful bottle.
My rating on Graze is a 10/10 on food quality, ease of website use, delivery reliability, and food choices. If there is enough demand to justify delivery to Weston, we can start to get this every week! All you have to do is visit their website and request Weston delivery. Their current delivery goes to Westport and to Fairfield so it could be easy to get a few families to make it happen!