Frequently Asked Questions
100% Gluten and Dairy Free?
GLUTEN FREE ALWAYS GUARANTEED
Did you know that we are the only commercial kitchen and food prep business that is 100% Gluten Free in Albany? Or Linn County for that matter? Meaning, flours, wheat or even products containing wheat or gluten are NOT EVEN allowed through the door! We take your Gluten intolerance and food restrictions very seriously and give it our utmost attention and respect. We follow all Gluten-Free certification requirements, all the way down to our cleaning supplies. You wouldn't think so, but many times gluten can be hiding in the weirdest places.
We make all sauces and food in-house, we can control everything this way and ensure the highest craftsmanship and quality. Nothing is ever store bought!
Cross contamination was the number one concern from our customers, ordering something labeled gluten free and still ending up getting "glutenized" and spending the next several days suffering with a flare up, vomiting, and of course major digestion upsets.
All of our base cooking is dairy free too! We do have some dairy offerings but it is always clearly stated and is an addition to a meal.
Organic ALL the Time?
Homegrown Oregon is a customer centered business, we pride ourselves in being able to provide specialized solutions to every customer’s needs.
We run about 75-80% organic, the law says we are technically allowed to call ourselves an Organic restaurant, but transparency is our 1st priority, so we have always been clear on our organic status.
We are also committed to be being accessible to all budgets. We are dedicated to using local farms with sustainable farming practices while balancing the price point to allow access to all household incomes. We choose the best, local, organic foods when available and outsource to food distributors when produce is unavailable.
Some of our local partners in food include:
- Wandering Gardens Inn, Corvallis Oregon
- Wahl Family Meats, Tangent Oregon
- Carlton Farms, Carlton Oregon
- Organically Grown Company, Portland and Eugene Oregon
- VanVleet Distribution, Albany Oregon
Weekly Meal Delivery FAQ's
How Do I Order?
Simply visit our Meal Delivery Page and click the ORDER ONLINE button and that will take you to our online Store. There you can select your meals, set up your online profile and pay in quick sitting. No more texting or invoices, easy peasy for everyone! If you have questions about your order feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can conquer any issue you might need help with.
When Do I Order?
You can order anytime Monday-Friday, the new menu will go live at 8am Monday Morning and the online store will be open for business, we will take all orders that are submitted by Friday night at 10pm. In the event that we reach capacity for food prep orders we will toggle the online store to off and you will see the message that "We are Currently Not Accepting Orders". So order early to make sure you can get in for that weeks meals.
Can I Order Food Prep during the week?
You can! We only make the Paleo meals on Sunday but we are open Monday through Thursday in the restaurant and we will gladly fix you up any of our Regular menu items in Food Prep Containers and you can pick them up during business hours. Delivery may be available in Albany depending on how busy the shop is. Call to confirm delivery.
What do I do with the containers?
We are planet loving tree huggers here at Homegrown Oregon and we want to do our part in minimizing waste! We ask that you wash and save your containers and we will pick your empties up next delivery. We run everything through our dishwasher and sanitize and reuse then containers until they are no longer useable. If happen to have dishes left over that didn’t get back into your bag at pick up, save them until next time or use them in your kitchen, and finally make sure they land in your recycle bin!
How Many People do the meals serve?
All food prep meals come perfectly portioned for a single meal. Food Prep Paleo Meals run 10-13oz and Regular Menu Items run 14-18oz
How Do I Reheat the Meals?
Our containers and dishwasher and microwave safe, times vary by meal but a good rule of thumb is 2-2.5 mins on high in the microwave with the lid vented. We reheat the meals in our home on the stove in a skillet, just add a bit of liquid to the pan (water, stock, juice, wine…) or whatever you fancy, cover and let the meals warm up.
Can I make special requests?
We try hard to accommodate all food restrictions. The Paleo meals check most boxes for the most common food allergies, however at the volume we are producing it makes it hard to substitute requests like NO ONION, NO TOMATO NO MUSHROOMS, so if you have a dislike for these items we suggest subbing a different meal. During the week at the restaurant it is easier to accommodate those types of preferences.
Do I Still Get the Free Ferment?
We are still honoring the free ferment for the moment; due to high demand the supply goes quickly. We are working to ramp out up our back stock During this process we are limiting the free ferment to 1 per household order.
- Kombucha 16oz
- Water Kefir 16oz
- Kraut 8oz
You can add additional full priced ferments to your order.