Our mission at The Nourishing Fork is to empower individuals to eat whole, be whole. We believe this starts with the food we consume and the quality time we enjoy.
We do this by providing nutrient-dense vibrant ready-to-eat meals and edible educational workshops, cooking classes and events.
We always love hearing from you. Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 250.919.1338 for any questions you don't see answered below.
WHAT IS THE DEADLINE FOR ORDERING?
Friday at noon for the following week’s deliveries.
WHERE DO YOU DELIVER?
We currently serve Kelowna.
WHEN DO YOU DELiVER?
Please contact us for current delivery schedule.
CAN I PICKUP MY ORDER?
We are working on a pickup option. In the meantime, we are always happy to accommodate you whenever we can. Should you need a pickup option, please email us to coordinate.
DO I HAVE TO BE HOME FOR DELIVERY?
Not at all. As long as there is a safe place for your driver to leave your bag of meals, we got you covered. Your meals are delivered in a cooler bag that keeps them cold for 4 hours. We encourage you to refrigerate them as soon as you are able.
If you live in a building that requires access for the driver to get in, you MUST be home for delivery. We are not responsible for packages that are delivered to the accurate address but are stolen due to inability to access your home/building. Our drivers photograph where each box is left so we can ensure accurate delivery. If the bag was delivered to your requested address and was then taken/stolen, The Nourishing Fork is not responsible. Please be sure to specify your delivery instructions (access codes, location to leave box, etc) in your cart notes.
I ALREADY ORDERED. CAN I ADD ON TO MY ORDER?
You bet! Just shoot us an email and we'll get you set up.
I NEED TO CHANGE MY DELIVERY ADDRESS.
If something comes up and you need to change your delivery address, we are more than happy to help you. Please email us and we'll make the switch. Address changes MUST be submitted no later than 12pm on the day before delivery (Monday and Wednesday).
IS THIS A SUBSCRIPTION?
Nope. We're not trying to lock you in and hold you hostage eating our food. We trust that our meals speak for themselves and will have you logging in whenever you need us. However, if it would make your life simpler to place an order each week, we are stoked to do that for you. Connect with us and we will make it happen!
AM I GETTING ONE OF THOSE INGREDIENT BOXES OR ARE THESE READY-TO-EAT MEALS?
Our meals are fully prepared and ready to heat/eat. Some meals are meant to be eaten chilled and some are intended to be heated. Either way, there is minimal labor involved. Everything is fully cooked and any reheat instructions are intended for warming.
IS THERE A MINIMUM ORDER?
Our minimum for complimentary delivery within Central City Kelowna is $100 per delivery day. Orders under $60 are subject to a delivery fee.
WHO IS IT FOR?
Our meals are for the health conscious individual or family, individuals or families that want to get the processed crap out of their shopping cart, for the busy professional, for the over-worked mama or papa, for the starving student, for the senior that needs a little help, for those dealing with health/dietary challenges, for anyone who wants to spend more time doing the things that bring them joy and less time worrying about what to make.
Your meals are delivered in an insulated cooler bag packed with ice packs to keep it cold for 4 hours from packaging time. Our compostable meal containers are 100% plant-derived, allergen free, and non-toxic. They are 100% gluten-free and both oven* and microwave safe. Many of our meals are delivered in reusable mason jars that will be switched out upon delivery.
* When using a conventional oven, place your container on a sheet tray and do not heat over 375 degrees or more than 30 minutes.
DOES THE MENU CHANGE?
Yes, weekly! We are very passionate about the locavore movement and rotate our menu according to the seasons.
CAN YOU ACCOMMODATE ALLERGIES?
Our Holistic Prepared Meals are customized to address allergies, intolerances and dietary preferences. We are not capable of accepting allergy requests that are anaphylaxis in nature.
Food that is locally grown can be harvested later than food coming from Mexico or across the U.S. As a result, the food tastes better and is more nutrient-dense. Food loses nutrients during transportation due to heat, light, and time. Sugars turn to starches, plant cells shrink, and produce loses its vitality.
Buying local also allows us to support our local farmers and communities, as well as the environment. It allows farmers to continue growing a sustainable product. It helps the environment by not wasting energy during long hauls and with transportation costs.
While not everything we serve is locally sourced, we always keep this as a priority and choose the local options whenever they are available.
Eating organic ensures that plants and animals have not been treated with pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers from synthetic ingredients, growth hormones, antibiotics, or genetically modified organisms (GMO's). It supports farmers and the quality of our water, and has been argued to be more nutritious.
We are not 100% organic. Here's why: many small farms lack the funding or resources to pay the hefty fee for the official "organic" certification, and the process can take years. Instead, we get to know our farmers and their practices. Are they growing organically? Yes. Do they have certification? Some do. Some don't. But we can promise you that the product we source is the absolute best we can get our hands on.
why vegetarian? WHAT IF I WANT SOME meat?
The Nourishing Fork is all about eating without labels. We take care of the plantiful part of your diet and allow you the freedom to add animal protein if your heart desires.
WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR PRODUCE?
We source most of our produce from local farms in the Okanagan. We do our very best to keep things organic and local as often as possible. #locavore.
Our menus are created based on what is seasonal and available, but on the occasion that we cannot find what we need from our farmers, we source additional ingredients from food vendors and grocery stores. We love to support Urban Harvest, One Big Table, Nature’s Fare, Farm Bound, and the local farmers market to name a few.
WILL I LOSE WEIGHT?
You might. When you shift to eating whole, real, nutrient-dense foods, your body starts operating how it was meant to. You get the natural signals of satiation and satisfaction from the nutrients in your food. Because real food has nutrients. (Wow!) And you're less tempted to overeat or use these foods emotionally, which could very well lead to weight loss.
That being said, eating clean is about so much more than weight loss. It is a nice side effect if you do have excess weight to lose, but I know for certain that the benefits you'll find in terms of vibrance, clarity, productivity, energy, sleep, and overall vitality will surpass what you could have ever even imagined that little weight loss might.
In addition, we are not serving you every meal and we've still left a large majority of your food choices in your hands. It's up to you to make healthy choices and to look at this as a lifestyle change. We love to provide recipes and resources to help you when we're not directly doing it for you.
why a whole food, plant-based diet?
By eating a predominately plant-based diet there’s less room for the acidic animal foods that leave people sluggish and tired.
Plant-based diet's are said to generate optimal diet satisfaction as well as improved digestion, increased energy, better sleep, and significant improvement in physical functioning, general health, vitality, as well as mental health. Studies have shown plant-based eating will reduce the risk of disease, can improve not only body weight, blood sugar levels, and ability to control cholesterol, but also emotional states, including depression, anxiety, fatigue, sense of well-being, and daily functioning.
That being said, every body is different and listening to your own is the greatest teacher of what you need to thrive.
HOW MANY CALORIES ARE IN YOUR MEALS?
All calories are not created equal, therefore that doesn't make them an ideal way of measuring how healthy your meal is. An avocado contains approximately the same calories as 2 Reese Peanut Butter Cups, ummmm.
Trusting your body's natural cues is the most effective way towards optimal health. When you get back to eating nutrient dense, whole foods, your body regulates for you naturally. Your body is brilliant!
Being mindful when eating can benefit the body and mind, as it can allow time for the body to register its fullness and appreciate the food and flavours.
Our meals are created by a Culinary Nutritionist therefore you can take comfort knowing that they are prepared to provide proper portions and nutrient balances. Instead of focusing on calories, we focus on micro and macro nutrients. We pride ourselves on transparency and are happy to answer any questions you may have.
Do you offer workshops and/or cooking classes?
Yes and yes! We want this to be a Culinary Adventure! We strive to support the connection between consumers and farmers. To encourage positive relationships to our food and where it comes from. We hope that our service is education as much as it is an experience. The Nourishing Fork offers cooking classes for all ages, hands on workshops, 'active' consulting, cooking parties, and other bits on learning to create nourishing habits on your own.
DOES EATING THIS WAY COST A LOT OF MONEY?
It depends how you look at it. Cost of health vs. cost of disease. Everything we put in our bodies either helps to build our health or create our disease.
We view this way of eating as preventative medicine. It is the number one way I save money and energy. I save it on the prescription pills I don't buy, the doctors visits I hardly ever need, the compulsive snack purchases I no longer make, the hours of incredible efficiency, and so much more.
Our goal is to make clean eating accessible for EVERYONE. We will keep our prices as low as we possibly can, without sacrificing our quality and standards.
drats, SOMETHING CAME UP AND I need TO CANCEL!
We understand that things come up. For a full refund, orders must be cancelled by midnight at least THREE DAYS before your delivery. Orders cancelled any time in the three days before delivery are subject to a credit. Please notify us immediately in the case of an emergency and we will do our very best to accommodate you.
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