As a person who is always looking for new ways to support local businesses, I’m really happy I found an online grocery marketplace like DirectFood.store. It’s a first-of-it’s-kind marketplace where farmers can operate as a business and sell their products directly to the consumer. Crazy amazing right?!
To me this seems like a win-win situation where consumers get the benefit of buying more locally grown meat, eggs, and produce (as well as not having to pay a premium for it through a middleman) and the farmers also get another medium to earn profit and sell their products.
They’re based out of Abbotsford which is great because they’re super close to all the vendors and farmers. When your delivery arrives, they’re not all in one large cardboard box or anything. It’ll be packaged individually as they actually get it from the farms directly and it’ll come straight to your door.
Pro Tip: Order by 12pm and you’ll get your order on the next delivery date of Tues, Thurs, or Sat.
Pro Tip #2: Right now, they’re offering free delivery in the following cities which is amazing! Take advantage now ❤
- Fort Langley
- Maple Ridge
- Pitt Meadows
- White Rock
- Port Coquitlam
- Port Moody
- New Westminster
Ok now let’s get on to the food! Here is the list of items I purchased on DirectFood.store:
- Speckled Pea Live Microgreens – 4.5oz from Food on the Grow Farms ($5.99)
- Non Marinated Boneless Chicken Thighs- 1 Lb from Dhesi Meat Shop Abbotsford ($7.19)
- Tandoori Chicken Wings- 1 Lb from Dhesi Meat Shop Abbotsford ($6.95)
- Fresh BC Fiddleheads -170g from West Coast Wild Foods ($.7.00)
- Double Yolkers – Farm Fresh 20 eggs from The EggStore ($14.50)
- Chew Love: Duck Mix Nuggets – 60g from Pawesome Dog Treat Inc ($9.95)
Let’s start with the Double Yolkers from The EggStore. One thing I so appreciated was seeing when my eggs were laid! I mean, who ever sees that type of info when they buy store bought eggs?? Mine were actually laid on the same day as my delivery so I literally got to eat fresh eggs that were laid in the AM, for dinner. I mean… it really doesn’t get any fresher than that.
Look at the size of their eggs! These Double Yolker eggs are the largest eggs of the batch, and based on the size and weight, they can estimate that there is a high probability that there are 2 yolks inside. This one totally did have 2 yolks. Apparently, the more feed the chicken eats, the more likely they are to lay double yolkers. Also older hens are more likely to lay double yolkers than young hens. It’s all perfectly natural.
I don’t live near Abbotsford so I’ve never had the opportunity to check out Dhesi Meat Shop Abbotsford. I’m really happy I got their Tandoori Wings because they were delicious! So full of flavour and very juicy. Their regular boneless chicken thighs were also tasty as well, but I think I will stick to the marinated ones next time just because they’re more unique.
I’ve always wanted to try cooking wild fiddleheads at home and lucky for me, it’s fiddlehead season at West Coast Wild Foods! I got 170g and it was perfect for 2 people. Make sure to wash them thoroughly and boil or steam them for 10-12 minutes before sauteing! Otherwise it can make you sick.
I’ve also never bought live microgreens before so I got some Speckled Peashoots to try from Food On The Grow. I ate them within 3 days and they were indeed super fresh and versatile! You can add them in sandwiches, stir fries, or as a topping on salad bowls, etc.
This isn’t for humans but it’s for your furry best friend! I ordered the Duck Mix Nuggets from Chew Love Dog Treats and my corgi Luigi went crazy for them! It is made with only duck, cabbage, and flax seeds so it’s a healthy and wholesome treat. Because they don’t have any preservatives at all, they actually will only last 2 weeks in the fridge after opening.
Look at this plate of farm-to-table goodness ?. I have to say, food that comes from small farms or in the wild really do taste different that commercially grown food. It’s hard to describe the difference in taste, but everything is just a bit more flavourful. If you’re looking to support the farms and local vendors in your community, I would highly suggest giving DirectFood.store a try. It’s worth every penny.
Last but not least, here’s another incentive to give them a try.
They have a Direct Rewards program where you can:
- Get 625 points
- for referring a friend (both you and the friend will get 625 points)
- Get 50 points
- for signing up
- Get 5 points
- for every $10.00 spent
- review a vendor
- review a product
- subscribe to the newsletter
- make a donation
- feature vendor purchase
When you collect 1250 points, you’ll receive $10 off your next order of $55.
You can use my referral code below to instantly get 625 points: https://vancouver.directfood.store/Signup?Referral=9AE14D61629F1DBA218C947DF787EE00
Enter my giveaway to get a $50 gift card to DirectFood.store!
Disclaimer: Thank you to DirectFood.store for sponsoring this blog post and for allowing me to create awesome content for you guys. All opinions are my own.