Cooking In A Time Crunch: 'Meal Kits' And Vermont's Home-Grown Alternatives

Jan 25, 2019

"Meal kit" services are an increasingly popular way to put dinner on the table, delivering everything you need to prepare a meal in a single box of ready-to-cook ingredients.

But what about finding time to cook and confidence in the kitchen? Do meal kits really save time, and do they help you eat fresh and local? We're talking about meal kits and Vermont's home-grown alternatives.

Sarah Fabrizio, a Fairfax-based blogger, shares her experience testing five different meal kit services in her efforts to find one that works for her family.  

Lizzy Pope, an assistant professor at UVM and director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics, joins Vermont Edition to discuss food agency, time poverty and how meal kits change—or don’t change—the choices we make in the kitchen.

We'll also talk with Meg Donahue, co-founder of MamaSezz, a plant-based meal kit program based in Brattleboro.

And Greg Georgaklis, the founder and owner of Farmers To You, explains how his online farmers market finds middle ground between meal kits with bundles of raw ingredients and recipe suggestions.

Broadcast live on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.