Dear Narrative Food Community, Our signature Narrative Provisions Box is the produce that inspired me to found this company and that I’ve personally received every single week, since the very first week we delivered in July 2010! These boxes have celebrated diverse food stories, and the best ingredients we could source for you to cook the recipes, working with an extended family of makers and growers to create a unique weekly experience. While the curation of these boxes has led us on an amazing culinary journey, these are involved, big boxes of food and we’ve come to recognize that at times if feels daunting to make use of everything in the box in the course of a week. So this year, for the first time since 2010, we started reimagining how we could create a slightly different experience that would be more manageable for busy lives, and better meet the needs of you, our customers and friends. And we’d like to share that vision with you, and the things we took into account while reimagining our signature product:
- We wanted you to experience the abundance and beauty of all of our farm partners and favorite artisans without the overwhelm.
- We knew we needed to meet the diverse needs of your different families by giving you more options to build a box just for you.
- We wanted to connect you to the creatives and artisans we love through new recipes and stories, without such a large time commitement of five full new recipes.
- We wanted time and energy to focus on bringing you exclusive artisan products and an increased array of fresh produce options so that Narrative Food is always making it easy for you to get the best of the best.
With these considerations in mind, we made the difficult decision to distill the best parts of the Provisions Boxes into new, smaller bundles. Our individual Supper Kits – still curated around a favorite culinary creative, maker, or theme – will be complemented by a series of smaller “module” boxes so you can build them into just the right balance of cooking an ease, for your particular household and schedule. Other “modules” you can add into your box include additional supper kits or easy weeknight meal kits, protein and plant-based protein bundles, produce boxes, and the additional fruit options we know you love. We will be phasing out our Large and Small Narrative Provisions Boxes over the next three weeks, with our final Narrative Provisions boxes landing on doorsteps June 12th & 13th. For details, click HERE. Thank you so much for being with us for the ride, and we are excited to hear back from you about how you like our new approach. Please feel free to reach out to me directly with any feedback or concerns you might have about the changes! On a personal note, I have had a Narrative Provisions box in my kitchen every single week for the past 11 years. I am my oldest customer and indeed it’s hard to imagine a life beyond the box. Though I will miss them, I am also very excited about the changes and trying something new! I hope you will be too. Warmly, Jennifer Field Piette