How to Eat Local in the Digital Age
Put down that microwave dinner that’s been in the freezer for God knows how long. There’s nothing better than the concept of take-out, or even better, delivery. However, these options are usually seen as less nutritionally balanced than home-cooked meals, and may get you the “lazy mom” award. This may, however, be coming to an end.
Garnish and Gather is on the cusp of a delivery revolution: they claim to deliver local, Georgia grown produce and food to your doorstep. All you need is oil and salt to perfect the dish they already brainstormed for you.
With options from a meal for two to family-sized packages, Garnish and Gather offers entrée’s that change based on what’s in season locally, such as lime salmon and muscadine pork chops.
Consumers can choose their frequency of deliveries in order to eat fresh and local food as often as they want. Garnish and Gather’s interactive website lets you adjust these settings, along with showcasing local farmers, giving you a picture insight to see where your food is coming from. From naturally raised meat and eggs from Carlton Farms (Rockmart, GA) to organic pickled produced from Doux South (Decatur, GA), consumers can support fellow Georgians, and rest easy knowing exactly where their food is coming from.
These local purveyors and chefs “are what make it stand out above all other meal services”, said Leah, in an online review of her experience with Garnish and Gather. In another review, Kari claims that the meal service has “literally changed her life,” as she no longer has to throw together frozen meals or overwhelm herself with grocery shopping. The best part for her? “It’s organic, regionally sourced, and links me to local chefs right here in Atlanta!”
What’s the catch you ask? Well, it’s only open to residents in the Atlanta area. The question Athens residents have: will Garnish and Gather expand, or will it be confined to those who live inside the perimeter?