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.
WINDSOR-ESSEX COUNTY HEALTH UNIT EXTENDS SCHOOL CLOSURE UNTIL JANUARY 23, 2021
Due to the recent announcement by the Health Unit & School Boards regarding the continued closure of schools until January 23, 2021, all meals have been cancelled up to and including this date and credits have been applied to your account to use for future meals. Just a reminder, that credits on your account can also be used to try out our Grocery Box service.
Stay safe & Happy New Year from our Harvest Fresh Family!
Back to School is upon us and at this time I personally want to communicate some updates that I feel will be helpful to you as our loyal customer.
Harvest Fresh celebrated it’s 10th year in business this September (unfortunately the celebration will have to wait!). We have been in the Windsor/Essex and Kent County serving your children for 10 years. Some of our original customers are now graduating University and College. We are always dedicated to providing quality products while ensuring all employees are maintaining the highest levels of food safety and facility cleanliness.
We love what we do! This summer we actually worked with the City of Windsor to deliver hot lunches to their summer camps. I personally delivered some of the lunches and it warmed my heart to see children having fun and laughing. I can’t wait to see this again in the playgrounds. We also opened a grocery box business which allowed me to meet a great deal of people in the area and some of my existing customers. I don’t get the opportunity to meet many parents, so it was a nice opportunity. The grocery box business will continue through the school year.
Harvest Fresh is owned and operated locally. No franchise fees or money leaving the Windsor/Essex/Kent area. 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.
Parents have asked about credits which are still on the system or have been refunded upon request. The credits are good for the whole 2020/21 school year. Thank you for supporting us! We greatly appreciate the emails and calls from parents eagerly awaiting our return.
New procedures will be in play for the school year and we will be working with the schools, the boards and health department to make sure we can provide a hot meal to your child safely. As we get updated, we will update you. At this point, menus have not gone out and we will have a delayed start for lunches. We hope that we will see your children in the near future. Until then we are taking this time to make sure our facility is sanitized from top to bottom. All surfaces and items cleaned and disinfected. We have actually repainted the interior just to have a fresh start!
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.
Thank You for your continued loyalty.
Harvest Fresh Catering
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 grocery items have not been exposed to any retail environment. The grocery boxes of produce come directly from a produce facility and the meat boxes come directly from a meat facility. Yes, you can use other grocery boxes but our items are not coming from a grocery store, they coming from manufacturer straight to you from us.
How does this work?
Click on "Order Here" at top right hand. Create an account and then Click on "Grocery Boxes". On the left hand side Click on "Place an Order". You will then have a list of items to choose from. When you are done simply "Check Out" at top of screen, click on pick up to change it to delivery, enter address and choose payment method.
What Payment Methods are Available?
Visa, Master Card, Visa debit and E-Transfer
What days do you deliver and have curb side pickup?
Pick up time is 12:30 - 1:30 pm and Delivery is from 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
What is the deadline for orders?
To get your order on Friday you must order and pay by Tuesday at 11pm
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.
We sure can. We offer vegetarian, gluten-free, organic 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.
Harvest Fresh is locally owned and we believe in supporting the community we live in so all of our suppliers are local companies.
Harvest Fresh requires 48 hr notice to cancel a meal and provide you with a credit for a future meal. 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 and handling.
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 48 hours and less than 7 days, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
No credits will be issued for cancellations with less than 48 hours notice.
This is a decision made by your individual school. Harvest Fresh offers Online Ordering which is available to all schools using Visa, MasterCard, Visa Debit or E-transfers. Some schools still accept cash as payment but Harvest Fresh does not accept cheques as a form of payment.
We are parents here at Harvest Fresh and understand children can get sick on very short notice. As previously mentioned we only issue credits with 48 hrs notice. In those cases we suggest that you arrange to have your child's lunch picked up from the school or donated to another student. We deliver all lunches to the school and leave them there.
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.
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 label and 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.
If we are able to deliver lunches, no credits will be issued. Each school has different policies for absent children meals. Some schools will label and 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.
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 credit or arrange with the school a rescheduled date.
We will post our status on the website by 7AM on a Fog or Snow Day to let parents know if we will be delivering or not. To be safe, please pack your child with a lunch on bus cancellation days.
Yes, you can always place a late online order but there will be a $1.50 late fee for the entire transaction. In addition, the meals must be placed 7 days in advance and not all dates may be available.
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.
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.