Culinary Harvest is an online farmers market composed of fully-prepared gourmet meals, produce, cheese, bread, pantry items, flowers, and more. When founded during the height of the pandemic, our co-owners set out on a mission to support farmers, artisans, and small business owners all while bringing the best goods to Main Line residents. We add new items to our market on a weekly basis and provide convenient, contactless order pickup in downtown Wayne every Friday.
Culinary Harvest founders Carlo Luciano and Sam Kennedy have a lot in common. They both grew up in Italian families centered around great food, where waking up to the aroma of slow-simmering Sunday gravy on Sunday mornings and harvesting fresh produce from big backyard gardens were the norm.
The two became fast friends as students attending the Culinary Institute of America. After graduation, Carlo worked as a chef before managing food and beverage operations at large-scale venues. Meanwhile, Sam helmed kitchens at fine restaurants around the Northeast before becoming the award-winning head cheesemaker on a small private farm in Chester County.
The two friends began to brainstorm a business that would bring the region’s unique artisan products that aren’t readily available in grocery stores direct to households on the Main Line, and Culinary Harvest was born.