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Compost the paper & sauce container
High-heat composting systems will compost our sauce cups; the paper can be composted or reused for wrapping paper, fire starter, or whatever you can think of.
Recycle the plastic wrappers
We continue to search for a viable compostable option, but keep plastic minimal in the interim.
Send the twine back
Leave your twine for us in your cooler; we’ll pick it up at your your next delivery and reuse it.
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Just ordered all 4 of the week’s meals after looking over options to try for a while. I so wanted to love this service—local, plenty of fresh vegetables, and the meals are flavorful—but I don’t think we’ll be able to incorporate al FreshCo routinely. As an omnivorous family with young kids I’ve seen nothing my kids will eat, and as a side meal just for my husband and me some of the kits just take too long to prepare (well more than estimated, even for experienced home cooks with plenty of equipment) and use too many pots and pans. I also get tired of variations on beans over a grain, which we eat a lot of already at home; main advantage of al FreshCo over our local DoorDash favorites that offer similar vegetarian fare is more eco-friendly packaging. I’ll continue to look out for new seasonal options I can maybe bulk up from time to time with a protein or extra grains, or just to eat by myself for lunch. Omnivores are locavores too! A “just add your own protein” and simmer, sauté or steam (1 pot please!) with slightly bigger portions would make these kits a lot more practical for our household.
17:19 08 Mar 23
A+ all around. We’ve tried 3 or 4 different meal services before and Al Freshco is by far the best.
01:33 06 Apr 22
19:34 25 Jan 22
Al FreshCo was like finding a diamond in the rough this winter! Super easy cooking, enjoying new foods n’ flavors, while also supporting local farming/small business communities? It’s a win-win to me. The quality and convenience of these meal kits are wonderful. And the care and intention of this eco-minded, farm-to-table company is even better. You don’t need to be a ‘self-identified’ vegetarian or vegan to enjoy this meal delivery service either. I’ve discovered that for myself anyways 🙂 The food is delicious. Can’t wait to see what farmed freshness is to come in spring and summer seasons as well! Thanks Al FreshCo.
05:03 25 Jan 21
01:28 31 Jan 20
I've considered other meal delivery kits but was never thrilled by the menu choices or environmental impact of delivery/packaging. I was so excited to find al Freshco with their minimal packaging, local delivery, and awesome meal selections. We were so impressed with our first meal, we couldn't wait to check out the next week's options. I highly recommend...lots of flavor and so easy!
23:18 07 Mar 19
Whether vegetarian or not al FreshCo delivers fabulous local food. I am always hesitant to try meal subscription programs. Typically there is so much packaging and the vegetables come from afar. With al FreshCo I am able to enjoy local vegetables supporting local farmers with minimal packaging. Our picky eater of a child is trying new things. She get excited opening up the package and cooking dinner. The simple directions to follow allow me to cook a healthy dinner with her that she actually eats. I enjoy eating local food throughout the year. The menu is always interesting with creative local pairings.
20:48 21 Jan 19
I have been a subscriber for over 2 years now, and I find all the recipes delicious. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that most if not all the ingredients are locally sourced and delivered by bike. We have a very overscheduled life, and it's reassuring to have at least one Al-Freshco meal a week and give us a minute to breathe. Thanks, Al-Freshco and keep up the good work!
02:35 14 Jan 19
Thank you al Freshco for making it so easy, affordable and SO delicious to eat locally sourced meals in a creative and responsible way! And the pre-cut veggie bundles are a huge time-saver!! Love love love!
02:42 30 Nov 18
al FreshCo is a great alternative to the big meal kit delivery companies! They source local ingredients, deliver the meals by bike and their customer service is tops! I so appreciate having their healthy, quick meals to put together.
02:38 28 Nov 18
Wonderful company and meals! As someone who doesn’t eat meat, it’s amazing to actually have a choice of vegetarian (actually vegan) meals to pick from each week. Even better, I know all the veggies and most of the other ingredients too are locally grown, and it feels great to be supporting local businesses, local delivery (by bike — no gas wasted at all!), eco-friendly practices, and to have a delicious nearly fully prepared meal waiting for me when I get home late from work! (Not all fully prepared, but all the veggies are already cut up, sauces made, and ingredients pre-mixed as much as possible, which saves so much time for everything else in life). I have been recommending Al FreshCo to all my friends who live within biking distance!
01:51 27 Nov 18
My favorite way to eat vegetables!
01:27 27 Nov 18
23:37 26 Nov 18
You mean I can eat amazing vegetarian meals that get delivered straight to my door??? If you're looking to eat more vegetables and no/less meat there is no better way to do it! No excessive and wasteful packaging and FANTASTIC delivery people that follow the trickiest of directions. In two words sustainable and delicious.
21:59 26 Nov 18
I've been an al-freshco subscriber for many years and I honestly don't know how they do it. The ingredients are delicious, fresh, flavorful, and the menu offers just enough variety and repeat favorites to keep me looking forward to the delivery each week.
21:57 26 Nov 18
Out of all the meal kit subscriptions I've tried, al FreshCo is hands down my favorite! Every meal has a delicious mix of fresh veggies, protien and grains but the best part is that all ingredients are grown and sourced locally! The kits are thoughtfully packaged with ready to cook, prepped ingredients and contain easy to follow recipes. They are a huge time saver on busy nights and my kids have loved every recipe so far! I'm always happy to support local farmers and businesses and with al FreshCo I get to do both - all while enjoying delicious, fresh and healthy meals with my family ❤️
21:50 11 Nov 18
My wife and I got a Nift coupon for al Freshco and thought we'd give it a try. We assumed it would be something a little different for a few meals and then we'd be done with it. We were hooked instantly, The meals are delicious, vary from week to week (they never get old), and easy to prepare. We're not vegan but find these meals as delicious as anything we'd normally prepare, vegan or otherwise. What we thought would be a few meals has turned into three meals a week for almost 2 years now.
23:22 10 Nov 18
I look forward to my al FreshCo meal every week! It's especially nice on nights I have to work late to be able to still cook for myself because the kits are so easy and come together fast. The food is fresh, delicious, and what I want to be eating already. I love the minimal packaging, and supporting local farming and my community. And the customer service is top-notch, always delivering rain or shine and fast to respond to questions!
22:09 10 Nov 18
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