A new local business is bringing local food and artisan goods right to your front door. Lancaster Local Provisions offers subscriptions for weekly market boxes delivered to residents in Lititz, Manheim Township, East Hempfield Township and Mount Joy. More zip codes will be added soon. Delivery is also free for members over 65.
Owner and Chef Diana Smedley curates three box options containing fruits and vegetables that are in peak season that week. Boxes range from small market boxes with local produce to boxes big enough to serve a family with local cheeses, eggs, grains and herbs. Members can also add to their box with locally sourced meat, dairy and pantry items.
Each box comes with simple recipes for how to prepare the contents of the box. If you need some guidance, Chef Diana will be doing weekly livestreams where you can cook along with her and prepare simple recipes in 40 minutes or less.
“I want to get people cooking and eating seasonally,” Chef Diana says. “I believe ‘what grows together, goes together’ and that’s the inspiration behind our weekly market boxes and seasonal recipes.”
Diana and her fiancée and cofounder Gabriel Luber hope to re-localize the food system in Lancaster County by making local food accessible and affordable. In recent weeks, they’ve been stationing along the Lititz stretch of the Rails to Trails giving out local ice cream, lemonade, and berries.
Learn more about Lancaster Local Provisions here.