Harvest Fresh Catering and Grocery Box Delivery

We are a elementary school hot lunch provider in Windsor, Essex and Kent County and a Grocery Box Delivery Company. We offer an organized healthy meal program and grocery box pick up/delivery service that is reliable and dependable. 


Our promise is to be committed to you and your family, doing all that we can to put a smile on your face and make your life just a little bit easier.

Announcements

 

2022/2023 SCHOOL YEAR

First Week of Lunches - We are expecting to deliver lunches to your school the first week of October. Menus should be online mid September.

If a menu is not online for your school then it means we are waiting for information from your school. We need the current teacher/home room list in order to open the data base for your school. Sometimes schools need extra time to provide this.

PRICE OF MEALS

Please accept our apologies on  the prices of meals. Food, Packaging, Staffing and Mileage have all increased. Due to this we have raised a number of prices on our food items. As always we strive to be affordable for parents, so if food prices decrease we will be more than happy to change our prices to reflect the current market conditions. Harvest Fresh employs just over 15 employees and we do believe in paying our staff a wage that is above minimum wage. We try to employ the best staff to handle your children's meals. WHY? Simply, put..."because your child deserves the best"!

REGISTERING YOUR CHILD ONLINE

Once you register your child online you will be able to see credits you have remaining in your account. Please use the same email for the account as last year since it is based on your email. 

NOTE: Please register your child in the right classroom - this is where their lunch will go and if the classroom is wrong than your child will not receive their lunch on time.

WHAT IF THE SCHOOL IS FORCED TO CLOSE DUE TO COVID?

If a school closes due to COVID  we will apply a credit to your account. If a school closes for over 3 weeks due to COVID we will issue you a refund  upon request.

 

I want to again Thank YOU for your support and loyalty as a customer.

If you have any concerns or suggestions, please feel free to contact me directly at

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Thanks

Tammy Mailloux

 

COVID UPDATE AND PROCEDURES

Harvest Fresh is owned and operated locally. No franchise fees or money leaving the Windsor/Essex/Kent area - we are TRULY LOCAL. Because of this, we can support local community professionals, agencies and charities in this trying time who need our support. Food items that we could not use during the summer were donated to local food banks.

 

We will prioritize Health and Safety

The measures outlined below are more stringent to those that we have always followed in accordance to Windsor/Essex Health Unit food safety.

  • Staff will be properly screened upon entering the facility in accordance the Ministry of Health guidelines. We are not open to the public. No one is allowed to enter our facility but our employees.
  • We require & provide face coverings for all employees, along with any other PPE they will need at schools.
  • Hand sanitizer and cleaning wipes will be easily accessible for our employees and healthy-habits reminders are posted in our facility.
  • We have added additional cleaning and sanitizing procedures to our already rigorous food safety and hygiene standards.
  • Utensils are now individually sealed and all lunches are labelled with your child's name
  • All employees are double vaccinated

If you have suggestions or concerns please feel free to contact me directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank You for your continued loyalty.

Tammy Mailloux

 

About Us

  • Please find all menu item descriptions below. We now offer a freshly baked Chocolate Chip Cookie option, so please don't forget to add a cookie to your child's meal.
     
     
    CHICKENall breaded chicken items can be ordered with grilled chicken (no breading)
     
    Chicken Balls and Rice – Breaded Chicken Balls with Rice and cooked broccoli.
     
    Chicken Drumsticks with Mashed Potato and Vegetable – Two Chicken Drumsticks tossed in BBQ sauce with mashed potatoe and seasonal cooked vegetable. You can order Breaded drumsticks instead of grilled with or without sauce. Halal Drumsticks also available.
     
    Mini Chicken Finger Bites – Breaded Chicken Fillets with side of plum sauce. If offered with fries you can substitute with a tator tots. Under options you can also add seasonal cooked vegetable. This item is available as Halal.
     
    Chicken Popcorn – Breaded Chicken Pieces – with side of plum sauce. If offered with fries you can substitute with a hash brown. Under options you can also add seasonal cooked vegetable.
     
    Chicken Nuggets – Breaded Chicken – with side of plum sauce. Under options you can also add seasonal cooked vegetable.

     

    PASTASAll pastas can be ordered with "just butter". We also offer gluten free or organic pasta. Please don't forget to add a Garlic Cheese Breadstick to your order!
     

    Mac n Cheese Homemade Cheese sauce with macaroni noodles.

    Pasta Parmesan & Garlic – Penne with our homemade Aglio e Olio sauce – which is simple olive oil, garlic and parmesan.

    Penne with Meat Sauce -Penne with our homemade Tomato Meat Sauce. This item can be ordered without meat, which will be replaced by the Marinara Sauce.

    Spaghetti and Meatballs – Our homemade Marinara sauce with spaghetti and meatballs. You can choose one big Nona meatball instead of the smaller meatballs. This item can be ordered without meat or with Halal or organic meatballs.

    Whirly Twirly Pasta – Rotini noodles tossed in our homemade Marinara sauce (no meat)  topped with mozzarella. This item is vegetarian and can be ordered without cheese.

     

    SALADS  – All salads made fresh everyday....Please don't forget to add a Garlic Cheese Breadstick to your order!

     

    Chicken Caesar – Romaine, Breaded Chicken, Parmesan, croutons and Bacon. Side Caesar Dressing. Grilled Chicken,  Halal Chicken or vegetarian option available.

    Taco Salad - Iceburg Lettuce, Tomatoes, Cheese, Ground Beef, Doritos and Side Ranch Dressing. Vegetarian option available.

     

    SOUPS

     

    Chicken Noodle Soup - Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup with Chicken Breast Meat, Egg Noodles, Celery and Carrots.

    Chicken Alphabet Soup - Same as Chicken Noodle Soup but with Alphabet pasta instead of egg noodles.

    Italian Wedding Soup - Homemade Chicken Broth with miniature meatballs, parsley and Acini de Pepe pasta.

     

    WRAPS AND PITAS - all wraps are served cold and not warm

     

    Chicken Pita  - Grilled Chicken Breast Meat with lettuce, tomatoes and delightful sauce. This item is similar to a Chicken Delight but is a served at room temperature.

    Chicken Caesar Wrap - Grilled Chicken, Parmesan, Romaine, Bacon and Caesar Dressing

    Crunchy Chicken Wrap - Breaded Chicken, Ranch Dressing, Lettuce and Cheese

     

    OTHER ITEMS 

     

    Texas Toast Grilled Cheese - Grilled Cheese on thick bread (Texas Toast). We use processed cheese, but it can be substituted for Mozzarella Cheese.

    Grilled Pizza Sandwich with Texas Toast - Same as grilled cheese, but with Pizza Sauce, Mozzarella and Pepperoni instead of processed cheese.

    Pancakes for Lunch - Pancakes with side syrup. You can add turkey breakfast sausage and hash brown to your order. Organic and Gluten Free Pancakes Available.

    Beef or Chicken Taco - Ground Beef or Ground Chicken rolled in soft tortilla with sour cream, cheese and salsa. 

    Chicken QuesadillaShredded Chicken Breast, Cheese and Salsa cooked in a tortilla shell. Side Sour Cream.

    Perogies - Five perogies with a side of Sour Cream

    Mixed Up - 7 tator tots, Mini Chicken Finger Bites and a Pizza Stick

    Snack Attack - Popcorn Chicken, 3 Perogies and a Pizza Stick

     

     

     

     

FAQ

How do I get Harvest Fresh at my school?

Call or email us. Ultimately, the decision lies with your Parent Council and the Principal at your school. We would be happy to offer a presentation at your next PAC meeting to explain how the process works and answer any questions you might have.

Can Harvest Fresh accommodate children with dietary restrictions?

We sure can. We offer vegetarian, gluten-free, organic, Halal and lactose-free meals that can meet your child's allergy needs. Please contact us and we can set up a meal plan for your child.

You say you only use local suppliers and fresh produce, can you explain further?

Harvest Fresh is locally owned and we believe in supporting the community we live in so all of our suppliers are local companies.

Can I get a refund if my child misses a lunch?

Harvest Fresh requires an email from the parent to cancel a meal and provide you with a credit for a future meal, this includes COVID dismissal.  The email must be sent by 6:00 am of the day of lunch. If a credit cannot be used and a refund issued, we deduct the 5% donation that we have already provided to your school and the cost of any postage, handling or bank charges (etransfer). Refunds will be issued if you school closes down for more than 3 weeks due to COVID this school year (2021/22) and we will cancel all meals for that particular school. 

How do I cancel a meal?

If you would like to cancel a meal with more than 7 days notice log onto your account and go to My Orders. Find the desired meal listed under My Upcoming Meals and click the yellow X. A credit will automatically be credited to your account.

If you would like to cancel a meal with more than 24 hours and less than 7 days, please email customerservice@harvestfresh.ca

No credits will be issued for cancellations after 6:00 am on the day of lunch.

What payment options do you offer?

Harvest Fresh offers Online Ordering which is available to all schools using Visa, MasterCard, Visa Debit or E-transfers. 

E-Transfer Instructions

Be sure to use YOUR NAME as the "Recipient Name" when adding us as a Payee in the E-transfer section of your bank account. This makes it possible for us to find and process your order quickly and efficiently when we receive your email.

If you have already added us a Payee with a different name please delete this recipient and re-add us with YOUR NAME.

When adding us as a Payee you will also need to create a Security Question and Answer. The secret question should be: "Who is the best hot lunch provider?

Send the E-transfer payment for the total of your order to customerservice@harvestfresh.ca

What if my child is sick on their Harvest Fresh lunch day?

We are parents here at Harvest Fresh and understand children can get sick on very short notice. If you email us prior to 6 am of the day, we will cancel and credit the meal. If not, you can arrange to have your child's lunch picked up from the school or donated to another student in need. We deliver all lunches to the school and leave them there.

What happens if my child has issues with their lunch at school?

Our delivery staff travel with spare meals just in case.  It is very important that our Lunch lady Delivery person KNOWS if there are any delivery issues or problems with their lunch.  Look for our staff - usually set up with a table. Or ask the office to help find us.  We never want your child to go hungry.

What happens to my child's lunch if they are not at school?

We call these UNCOLLECTED LUNCHES.  An uncollected lunch is not the same as cancelled lunch and is NOT credited. Each school has different policies for these meals.  Some schools will hold them in the fridge if they can while others cannot keep the meals due to their Board regulations and will donate them to other children.

A parent can also arrange with the school to have the meal picked up.  Any remaining meals are donated to other children and or families in need. 

What happens to my child’s lunch on a Bus Cancellation Day?

If we are able to deliver lunches, no credits will be issued. Each school has different policies for absent children meals. Some schools will hold them in the fridge if they can while others cannot keep the meals due to their Board regulations and will donate them to other children.

A parent can also arrange with the school to have the meal picked up. Any remaining meals are donated to other children and/or families in need.

What happens in the event of inclement weather?

In the event of a bus cancellation due to a Snow or Fog Day but the schools are still open we will make every effort to deliver lunches to the schools. If the weather puts our staff at risk we will cancel lunches and provide families with a credits. An email will be sent to all parents if we cancel lunches (please make sure we have an accurate email address on file), it will also be posted to Facebook and our website under announcements.  

We will post our status on our website and Facebook by 7AM on a Fog or Snow Day to let parents know if we will be delivering or not. Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram to be updated on our status. 

To be safe, please pack your child with snacks on bus cancellation days.

Can I place an order after the due date?

Yes, you can always place a late online order, the meals must be placed 5 days in advance.

How can I get a copy of the menu?

Sign into your Harvest Fresh account and go to your Dashboard. Click the Printable Menu icon under the My Students section at the top of the page.

Grocery Box Menu

 

Why Harvest Fresh Grocery Boxes?

Harvest Fresh has taken all precautions in the handling of your grocery items. The items are supplied by a HAACP approved facility. The food items provided have not been exposed to the retail/grocery  store environment. 

Our grocery items come straight from manufacturer to you through us. We offer high end restaurant quality items that can be enjoyed at home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kudos

My girls are loving the meals!! They were very excited to be able to pick their meals out themselves!! I think the choices are great!! I love having the break from packing 4 different lunches once a week, I get so tired of having to try and figure out what to send the kids!! Its definitely a great program!!

Our daughter's favourite meal is Chicken Caesar in a Pita. As a parent, I love the fact that she can have a hot, nutritious lunch at school that is healthy. It's a great way to break away from the regular boring 'sandwich' lunches and I love only having to pack a snack on Wednesday evenings!

I have been ordering from you for 4+ years and have come to love the quality of food you provide.

We really appreciate the meals the kids get and they look forward to their Friday lunches.

As a parent of a graduating student, I can honestly say that I am going to miss Harvest Fresh Days. I think what you are doing is great and I hope you continue with your success.

I love as a Mom not having to pack a lunch once a week and when my kids come home saying they "LOVED" their lunch from Harvest Fresh!

I am so grateful for your generosity and compassion for my sad little boy who thought his mommy forget about his lunch :-(. I have always spoke highly of this program but will make sure to pass on how happy I am with your customer service as well.

We very much enjoy these lunches. Our son counts down the days to Friday and can't wait for his hot lunch. And as a member of the parent council thank you for providing this great opportunity to our school.

Everyone is loving the meals. I keep telling the parents who haven't tried it out to order. They have and they said their kids love it.

Great new additions to the menu btw. My daughter is loving her Thursday lunches. Keep up the awesome work.

Thank you for everything...My daughter loved your meals!! Wishing she had them in high school but unfortunately not.

Your team never disappoints.

I just wanted to thank-you for all the wonderful meals you provided for my daughter throughout the years.  Today is her last one since she is a Grade 8 student and has a field trip next week.  We were talking this morning about it and we will both miss the weekly treat of not having to make a lunch and knowing that you will be bringing her a great one.  Thank you and keep up the amazing work.

Get in touch

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