The clock is ticking! We have 3 weeks left in our Wefunder equity campaign to grow the impact of our community of growers, makers, customers, and storytellers. With your help, we can do it! Find out more HERE.
“As Narrative Food moves into its second decade, we are creating our next 10-year plan…Our goal is to thrive, not just survive, as a B Corp certified, woman-owned business – and, most importantly, to further enrich the experience we provide for our community around food. Yes, we have a vision…” – Jennifer Field Piette, from her letter to our Narrative Food community (Scroll down to read it in it’s entirety.)
THIS WEEK’S BOX
This week’s box is a favorite from our archives – curated by Barrett Prendergast, founder of Valleybrink Road. Barrett caters to Angelenos who support the freshest of everything: sumptuous flowers in stunning arrangements, catered meals featuring local, organic, seasonal ingredients, and coveted gift boxes that have been celebrated in publications nationwide.
Order Deadline: Noon Tuesday, March 10th.
Fresh fish from Wild Local Seafood, Semolina Artisanal Pasta, Feta, Dare to Dream Eggs, our delicious fresh squeezed OJ, Asparagus, Fava Beans, Avocado, Meyer Lemon, Tangerines, fresh herbs and much more.
Oven Roasted Cauliflower
Tomato Sauce with Sautéed Vegetables
Large Omnivore Narrative Provisions Boxes for the first five recipes, plus additional staples and fruit
Large Vegetarian Narrative Provisions Boxes for the Quinoa and Asparagus Sauté with Poached Egg and the Fava Beans with Mint, Lemon and Parmigiano with a Beet and Avocado Salad, Oven Roasted Cauliflower and Tomato Sauce with Sautéed Vegetables, plus ingredients for 2-3 more meals of your own invention and additional staples and fruit
Small Omnivore Narrative Provisions Boxes for the Grilled Skirt Steak, Quinoa and Asparagus Sauté with Poached Egg and the Fava Beans with Mint, Lemon and Parmigiano with a Beet and Avocado Salad
Small Vegetarian Narrative Provisions Boxes for the Quinoa and Asparagus Sauté with Poached Egg and the Fava Beans with Mint, Lemon and Parmigiano with a Beet and Avocado Salad
Letter From Our Founder
2020 means Narrative Food is turning 10 years old! For a decade now, we have delivered boxes of food 51 weeks a year– through mudslides, fires, torrential rain, and drought. But we have also enjoyed so many joyful moments, like when Margaret Greenwood knocks on the door with an armful of jams she made from Nikiko Masumoto’s peaches or Joan Leclerc drops off bags of Earthbean coffee for our recent Original Innovators boxes.
Yes, sometimes it can feel heroic getting our boxes to your doorstep, but the fact we have made it for 10 years now is entirely thanks to you, our wonderful customers. We are so grateful to you for supporting amazingly delicious food that also nourishes and regenerates our soil, community, and health.
As Narrative Food moves into its second decade, we are creating our next 10-year plan. Exploring how to grow the impact of our network of like-minded growers, makers, customers, and stories. To this end our goal is to thrive, not just survive, as a B Corp certified, woman-owned business – and, most importantly, to further enrich the experience we provide for our community around food. Yes, we have a vision.
In 2019, I became a founding signatory of We The Change, a collaborative declaration written by women CEOs of Certified B Corporations. We The Change believes that to create a new economy in service to all requires a new way of leading, where women are setting a table that’s radically inclusive and richly regenerative. We are committed to achieving strict targets of net zero impact and equity and inclusion for women – especially for women of color, marginalized communities and others whose narratives and voices have historically been underrepresented.
But to increase our impact, to support my leadership so I can fully empower my team to implement the vision of Narrative Food, we need to grow to an appropriate scale. We want to achieve this growth with the support of our stakeholders, as partners and investors.
This winter we launched a WeFunder campaign inviting customers and supporters, like you, to become partners — by investing in Narrative Food and owning a piece of the company. We consciously chose WeFunder because investors become shareholders, and the $100 minimum to invest opens this to all of our stakeholders. WeFunder is neither charity nor crowdsourcing but, rather, an investment tool that unites us all as owners with a shared vision. I invite you to support our growth. Please join us as an owner in Narrative Food and empower us to succeed.
As ever, if you believe in what we’re building here, please share our WeFunder with friends and family. With just 30 days to go, together, we can do this! Your continued support makes all the difference.
Jennifer Field Piette