Subscription Service The FareTrade Brings Artisanal Food Home

The FareTrade

The FareTrade

Beauty has BirchBox, nail junkies have Julep and even guys can get in on subscription shopping thanks to Five Four Clothing and Trunk Club. Foodies have had a few subscription boxes to choose from, but they’ve mainly catered to the casual snacker. For the truly epicurious, The FareTrade is bringing a tight edit of the nation’s most coveted culinary goods right to subscribers. The Los Angeles-based company has enlisted the help of boundary-pushing chefs to hand-select ingredients to add a little bit of spice to your culinary repertoire.

Unbound Pickled Okra

Unbound Pickled Okra

“People want to feel good about what they’re eating,” says Co-Founder Jake Ahles. “The FareTrade not only introduces delectable items into our members homes each month, but also to connect with those who create and utilize these goods each day in their workshops and kitchens.”

For just $65 per month (which includes all applicable taxes and shipping fees), subscribers can get access to a range of micro-artisan offerings from across the country. Companies that will be offered in the first several baskets of The FareTrade include Willy B’s Hot Sauce which is based in Los Angeles; Liber & Co. from Austin, Texas; and Sfoglini Pasta Shop , coming out of Brooklyn, NY.

Selections from the first FareTrade shipment

Selections from the first FareTrade shipment

But FareTrade isn’t just about dropping these covetable ingredients off and leaving you to figure it all out yourself. In addition to the monthly food deliveries, subscribers will be able to access members-exclusive video tutorials and recipes from FareTrade’s teams of chefs. Videos will also let each basket’s artisans provide expert guidelines for mastering the items they’ve provided. Chefs who have already filmed videos for the service include culinary luminaries such as Mark Estee, chef at Esquire’s “Best New Restaurant” 2013, Campo Reno in Reno, Nevada; Jamie Malone named “Best New Chef: 2013” by Food & Wine;  Brooke Williamson from Bravo’s Top Chef: Seattle and more. The chefs have provided recipes and tips for each ingredient, which subscribers can access anytime with just a few clicks.

Each month, FareTrade will offer a new batch of food items and a slew of new recipes and videos so foodies-in-training can master technique and develop their own recipes, which they’re encouraged to share with other subscribers on social media. Who knows, maybe one of FareTrade’s pro chefs will weigh in on a few recipes now and then.

For more information and to subscribe to The FareTrade, visit the official FareTrade website at www.TheFareTrade.com.

Images courtesy the FareTrade

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Author:Christopher Luu for Fashion Trends Daily

Christopher Luu is a Fashion Trends Daily Senior Writer and Menswear Editor.