Local Produce Delivery App Believed to be First of Its Kind in Canada

KINGSVILLE – A new app, launched by Kingsville based farm and produce delivery service Lee & Maria’s is believed to be the first its kind in Canada. The app allows Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent residents to select locally grown produce and products from farms and small businesses across the region and have them delivered to their home. 

 

Through the app, customers can sign-up for a one-time delivery or weekly or bi-weekly subscription. They can choose from several different sized “bins” of produce and select their delivery location. Then before their scheduled delivery, customizations to the orders can be made, and locally made meals and products can be added. 

 

“We became the first home delivery option in the region 5-years ago,” says Kevin Black, VP Business Development. “We pioneered online ordering in the region and a mobile app was the next natural step for us to take.” 

 

The app is like a virtual food hub for the region. Along with produce from Lee & Maria’s 30-acre farm, fruits and vegetables from over a dozen other area farms are part of the offerings. Besides produce, other companies part of the app includes Greenheart Catering, Little Foot Foods, Brewin’ Bros., Craftheads, Cara Pasta, Pizzeremo, Good Greek Bakery, Cedar Valley Selections, Dyan’s Garlic and more. 

 

Black says their over 1,000 members understand the importance of buying local, “but unfortunately they don’t always have time to visit a local farmers market. We bring the farm market to their doorstep, and this app makes it even more convenient with no commitments and no delivery fees.” 

 

Lee & Maria’s began in 1977 and is now an on-farm market and delivery service that employs more than 15 people at their 30-acre farm on Seacliff Dr. in Kingsville. 

 

For more info or to schedule an interview or request a photo, please call Kevin Black at (226) 340-2155 or email kevin@leeandmarias.com.