Introducing Illuminate Food – A Farm Box Delivery Exclusively from Local Farms | Essex County Moms


Danielle Schwab launched her business, Illuminate Food at the start of the pandemic to deliver fresh wholesome food that was no longer going to restaurants and schools to people who were stuck at home. What started as a response to the crisis has evolved into a business to help consumers enjoy the best suppliers have to offer while learning more about where their food comes from and why we must support local farms.


Each week. Danielle is working with local farms in NJ and NY to prepare a box of seasonal produce in addition to milk, eggs, cheese, yogurt and other specialty items, like coffee, bread and seasonings and sauces from local merchants committed to sustainable practices. Danielle believes that as much as people may want to buy seasonal produce, if they aren’t familiar with certain vegetables or know how to cook them, they won’t enjoy it. This is why she has made including recipes a staple part of her business. For example, she recently delivered all the ingredients to make an asparagus and English pea galette, and another week she included miso to make this Sushi Rice Bowl with rice that came from Blue Acres Farm in Pennington, NJ. Illuminate Food also hosts a Facebook Community group where members can share recipes and photos with each other of things they made from this week’s box.


Illuminate Food, based in Maplewood/South Orange, is expanding to the Chatham/Madison area and delivers boxes to your doorstep every Friday.


Each week, Danielle’s box will include 8-10 seasonal produce items, plus milk, eggs, cheese/yogurt, fresh bread from Liv’s in Millburn and two specialty items to make the recipe of the week.

You can see what was in last week’s box here

Order today and use her code for first-time buyers for $10 off!: lluminateyourplate.



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