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Harvest To Order

Build your own veggie box filled with seasonal produce from local farms!

What:

Harvest to Order lets consumers customize their own box filled with fresh, seasonal and sustainably-grown fruits and vegetables from local farms including pasture-raised meats, eggs and other specialty products. Harvest to Order builds on Tahoe Food Hub’s mission is to increase access to local food for North Lake Tahoe and provide new market opportunities for family farms. H2O helps busy families and visitors to the area plan ahead and have local food ready for pick-up. Tahoe Food Hub works with over 50 farms and ranchers in the Sierra Foothills and Northern Nevada. With Harvest to Order, registered users order exactly what they want on a week to week basis. Local farmers “harvest to order” and Tahoe Food Hub has it ready for pick up at our retail location and Farm Shop next to the Truckee-Tahoe Airport.  Everything on the Harvest to Order website is available at the Farm Shop giving consumers the option to visit the Farm Shop or have the added convenience of ordering in advance online and know exactly what is fresh and in season.

Harvest to Order provides the ease of a traditional CSA box (Community Supported Agriculture) without the seasonal commitment or upfront costs. Unlike a CSA box, users can customize their own box. Members can skip weeks and only pay when an order is placed. What makes harvest to order stand out is how fresh it is. Farmers literally “harvest to order.” Members can order as little or as much fruit and vegetables as they want and still stay in budget to add on pasture-raised meats, dairy, eggs and other specialty products like salsa, grain, oil and more.

For consumers who don’t want to “build their own box,” Harvest to Order offers a pre-built box of seasonal produce called the Harvest Box. The Harvest Box is available in a large box to feed 3-4 people or a smaller box for 1-2 people. With the Harvest Box, Tahoe Food Hub does the shopping while ensuring a great variety of local fruit and vegetables with the added benefit of being able to add eggs, pasture-raised meats, cheeses, and other specialty products.

When:

Harvest to order is available year-round! In the summer, it is a great alternative when it’s not convenient to make it to the farmers market! When there’s no farmers market in winter, H2O provides easy access to local, seasonal food. H2O is great for visitors who want local, fresh food when traveling. Once registered, members receive an email when the market opens and outlines what is fresh and in season each week.

For the winter season, the online farmers market opens at 5 pm on Monday’s and closes at 4 pm on Tuesdays. Farmers harvest orders on Wednesdays. The Tahoe Food Hub picks up the same day and gets orders ready for pick-up starting on Thursday mornings at the Farm Shop. Pick-up any time between 11am to 6pm Thursdays-Saturdays and Mondays-Wednesdays between 12pm to 6pm. Find us by the Truckee Airport at the crossroads of Aviation Way and Soaring Way next to the Truckee Roundhouse – 12116 Chandelle Way, Truckee, CA 

How:

It’s as easy as 1-2-3:
1. Create an account: https://tahoefoodhubh2o.localorbit.com/
(there is no obligation to order if you have an account. Just means you have the option!)
2. Place an order online and pay with your credit card
3. Pick-up* at the Farm Shop, Tuesday-Saturday

* We have two off-site Pick-up Locations: Kings Beach Community House and Alpine Meadows Market. If you would like inquire about setting up a NEW Pick-up Location, you need five or more people.

If you have questions, call 805-889-3587 or email susie@tahoefoodhub.org

Tips for setting-up your H2O account:

  1. For the “Organization name” field, use your first and last name
  2. For the “Contact Name” field, use your first and last name again
  3. For the “Address Label” field, use your first and last name again
  4. If you are requesting to have your order delivered to one of our Pick-up Locations, put the name of the drop-spot in front of your name separated by a hyphen, i.e. Alpine Market – Jane Doe
  5. For the “Business Name” field, choose “individual
  6. You can leave the field empty for “Professional Organization Membership”