Photo: Lao Brothers Photography

Photo: Lao Brothers Photography

In September I was full of back-to-school goals and gusto to find creative new ways to feed my family. Well, now it’s cold bleak January and I’m out of steam. While these Toronto mamas continue to inspire me with their healthy recipes, sometimes you just gotta outsource.

And we know just the spot.

Toronto’s Farm to Table Meals is a healthy family meal delivery service by east end duo Nomena Raharinosy and Sue MacDonald. The moms and biz partners left their respective corporate and non-profit jobs to help busy families (like theirs) ditch the last minute dial up pizza and the more processed packaged freezer food and dish up delicious well-balanced meals.

Nomena (operations) and Sue (chef – who you may recognize as one of the first home cooks to compete in Jamie Oliver’s first season of ‘Pressure Cooker’ on W Network) source farmers’ markets and family farms to create taste family– and kid-sized menus.

We haven’t quite graduated to meatballs with quinoa and kale yet but burritos and mini rice balls got a two thumbs up. Here’s a peek at some other dishes:


Photo: Olive & Ivy Photography


Photo: Olive & Ivy Photography


Photo: Lao Brothers Photography



THE LOW-DOWN: farmtotablemealskidsinto3

Order by Sunday 8 p.m. for pick up either Tuesday or Wednesday of the following week. Pick up date depends on where you are located.

Delivery area is West to South Kingsway, North to St-Clair Ave in the west end and Hwy 401 in Central and East Toronto, East to Victoria Park and South to Lakeshore Blvd.

Delivery ($9.95 – or free for orders over $75) or pick up at Danforth East: Steve’s Quality Meats & Deli – 1938 Danforth Ave.

If it’s a particularly busy week, buy a few meals. They arrive in cooler bags and can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days or in the freezer at a temperature for up to 4 weeks.

Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free options and dinner packages available.