This post was sponsored by Culinary Harvest. We thank them for supporting PA Eats’ missions to highlight local agriculture, celebrate PA food and fight food insecurity across the state!
Do you value locally sourced food from sustainable farms and small producers? Is going to the farmers market the highlight of your week? If so, get ready to discover your new favorite way to shop for and buy local produce and artisan goods: Culinary Harvest.
This online marketplace, based in Wayne, Pennsylvania, is the farmers market of your dreams, bringing together the best of the best foods that you could never find in one place in real life. Its mission is to support local farmers, businesses and small producers while providing seasonal food to families on the Main Line. It doesn’t get any better than that, right?
Carlo Luciano, Culinary Harvest’s co-founder, explains that the brand first launched in the thick of the pandemic when he and Sam Kennedy, master cheesemaker and Culinary Institute classmate, wanted to connect small producers and residential communities. Together they were able to combine Sam’s connections to the local food scene with Carlo’s business operations background to create a platform that would provide their community with the most safe and convenient grocery pick up possible.
Perusing the list of the market’s Culinary Partners is like a quick “who’s who” of the best food being made in and around southeastern Pennsylvania right now. Every single product added to Culinary Harvest is sampled by its team before making it onto the site, and every single product is a winner.
From flowers to flour, Culinary Harvest has everything you need for a Sunday-funday brunch, a fancy date night, or a quick and easy weeknight dinner. You can shop the site by category or by Culinary Partner to find all the delicious things you need to stock your fridge and pantry.
There are kitchen staples like weekly curated produce boxes, Breakaway Farms Bacon, fresh mozzarella from Caputo Bros. Creamery and greek yogurt from Conebella Farm. There are high-end gourmet products from prestigious local chefs and brands, like hummus and harissa from Zahav, gorgeous vinegar from Keepwell Vinegar and limited releases from family businesses, like hand-rolled bagels from Kismet Bagels and “Best of Philly” Sweet Jazmine’s sweet potato muffins.
Craving a hot dog? Grill up some Mangalitsa franks from Elizabeth Farms, and enjoy them on Merzbacher’s buns with Fishtown Ferments sauerkraut.
Got a sweet tooth? Make a PA-proud sundae with Milk Jawn ice cream topped with Whiskey Hollow vanilla-infused maple syrup or Tait Farm Foods raspberry dark chocolate sauce and Amos and Annie’s gourmet gluten-free marshmallows.
If friends are coming over for happy hour, the variety of cheeses, cured meats, breads and fully prepared snacks to choose from is truly staggering! It’s so easy to plan for the week ahead with Culinary Harvest’s incredible selection.
Plus, there are new product arrivals every week, and each season ushers in specific products to make the most of the local bounty. For example, summer means s’mores kits featuring Eclat Chocolates and grilling kits from High Street on Market; applesauce from Solebury Orchards will return in the autumn; local turkeys at Thanksgiving time; and lush centerpieces from local florist Studio Flora during the winter holiday season.
Ready to check out Culinary Harvest? Here’s how it works:
- Become a member! Registering for a Culinary Harvest account is 100% free, with no fees or obligation to shop.
- Every Sunday morning, Culinary Harvest sends out an email newsletter to its members announcing all of the new additions for the week. The online market opens at 9 a.m. on Sunday and closes at noon on Tuesday. That’s the time to get shopping!
- You can place as many orders during the shopping window as you need. So, if you forget something, it’s no problem to place an additional order!
- Culinary Harvest orders are available for pick up every Friday between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. in the heart of Wayne on School Lane. You’re able to select a personal reservation time — it’s truly convenient. Wayne is right on the Main Line in the Philly ‘burbs, about 40 minutes from downtown Philadelphia; 30 minutes from Media, West Chester and Phoenixville; and 20 minutes from King of Prussia.
For more information, including the full list of Culinary Partners, head to Culinary Harvest’s website.
- Photos: Dish Works for Culinary Harvest