Healthy Dinners for Your Busy Lifestyle


Healthy Dinners for Your Busy Lifestyle

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Thanks to Nina, The Ginger Foodie, she agreed to prepare our dinner kit in collaboration with Polyface Farms and write a review about her experience, shared on her website. Click here. You'll find her posts shared on Instagram and Facebook.

Polyface Dinner kit      Chicken Curry                Rio Grande Taco

100 Bowls of Soup Broth     Chicken Curry                 Rio Grande Taco with

& Taco & Chili kit                  with Polyface Chicken    Polyface Chicken

  Bonanza Chili

Bonanza Chili with Polyface Beef




Join Jenee Libby-Edacious-Food for Glutens Podcast, as she talks with Eric & Leslie Benz. creators of delicious dinner kits. We talk about what inspired them to start the journey of helping and healing other busy people needing new healthy ideas with their meal planning.



ADVENTURESS magazine founder, Jennifer Pudenz -

Hunter Gatherer Dinners. Going through all the steps to cook their Seared Venison with Red Wine Chocolate Sauce & Wild Rice with Cranberries kit! The end result of this recipe looks SO AMAZING!!! Check it out!




Kids in the Kitchen - 2017

Junior League of Charlottesville

Hunter Gatherer Dinners served healthy tacos during Junior League's "Kids in the Kitchen" event. They got to pick from toppings and we explained what food group they were eating from and how the food strengthened their body. 



Nelson County Times, February 2016

Afton couple provides 'gourmet twist' to harvesting meals

Home delivery meals like Plated, Blue Apron and Home Chef are popular for busy cooks on the go. A Nelson County resident has his own twist on mixing such convenient dishes with personally harvested wild game or meat from your butcher shop or store.



Daily Progress, August 2015

Leslie Benz talks to a customer about Hunter Gatherer Dinners, a business she developed with the help of a Community Investment Collaborative training workshop. Entrepreneurs set up stands inside Whole Foods Market on Monday for the third annual entrepreneur showcase. Photo/Ryan M. Kelly/The Daily Progress

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August 2015

Community Investment Collaborative and Whole Foods set up a food demo for our company and others. NBC29 and The Daily Progress were there to catch highlights of the evening. 

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Featured in Edible Blue Ridge Spring 2015

Rare is the home cook who can rush home from work and turn out dishes like maple plank tenderloin with porcini risotto or cedar plank salmon with a honey-lavender glaze and Moroccan couscous (pictured). Thankfully, Eric and Leslie Benz have got it down to a science with their Afton-based Hunter Gatherer "dinner kits"-which can all be prepared within 40 minutes. (Kits will include everything that you need, except the meat.) About $12. at Foods of All Nations, Spice Diva in Charlottesville/Albemarle.




Featured in The Virginian-Pilot 2014

Being a Virginia's Finest product, we were invited to attend the 2014 Food & Beverage Expo.

The Virginian-Pilot interviewed and included us in the Hampton Roads Newspaper -

April 2, 2014

By Lorraine Eaton The Virginian-Pilot

Cedar Plank Salmon with Moroccan Couscous

Eric Benz reluctantly likens his cedar-plank dinner kits to Hamburger Helper. But, really, that’s a bit like comparing champagne to Kool-Aid.

Each kit contains a cedar plank for grilling, separate packets of organic spices and herbs for the main dish and the makings of a nutritional and out-of-the-ordinary side dish. There’s a short shopping list on the back of the box to make things simpler still.

Making dinner this way might not be as easy as Hamburger Helper, but it’s going to taste way better. Consider a few of the kits: Cedar Plank Salmon with Moroccan Couscous, Cherry Plank Game Hen with Porcini Quinoa Pilaf and Seared Steak with Red Wine Chocolate Sauce & Wild Rice with Cranberries.

It’s no surprise that Benz is a chef.

$10 to $13.00 each. At