Convivium’s HomeFresh Prepared Meal Service

Looking to provide yourself or your family healthy, wholesome meals, but struggle to find the time and energy to plan, shop and prepare a home cooked meal?

Convivium’s HomeFresh prepared meal service is a healthy, local answer to the perpetual question “What’s for dinner?” (or breakfast or lunch!)

The service is a joint effort between Convivium Urban Farmstead and City Girl Farming — an organic farm, catering and event service dedicated to reconnecting food and people. City Girl Farming is run by Dubuque-resident Justyna Miranda, who has over 15 years experience in the restaurant and hospitality business.

Our prepared meal service offers fresh, unique weekly dinner packages, and a la carte breakfast, lunch or dinner options for your table or freezer. These are not meal kits like you might receive in the mail, but rather fully prepared meals that require minimal preparation (preheat oven – warm through – serve). Each meal comes with preparation instructions and nutrition information.

Prepared meals not for you? These make great gifts for new parents or loved ones recovering from surgery or other health issues.

How it works

Every Monday, Convivium will post new dinner packages, lunch and breakfast options on the HomeFreh section of our website. You will have until noon on Thursday of that week (no exceptions) to order and pay for your meals through our on-line ordering system (again, no exceptions).

You may pick up those meals at Convivium the next Wednesday between 12 pm and 5:15 pm or the next Thursday between 7 am and 12 pm. Any meals not picked up by 12 pm on Thursday (without prior arrangements) will be donated. Whenever possible, we will utilize compostable or BPA-free re-useable plastic meal containers. We encourage you to rinse (please!) and return the re-useable containers.


To recap:

  • Monday: menus posted. Menus will change every three weeks.
  • Thursday by noon: your orders in and paid for through our website.
  • The next Wednesday meals available for pick up between 12 pm and 5:15 pm
  • The next Thursday meals available for pick up between 7 am and 12 pm.
  • Any meals not picked up by 12 pm on Thursday (without prior arrangements) will be donated.

Dinner Packages

Fresh, unique, wholesome dinner options.

Prepared Lunches

Unique, fast and healthy lunch options.

Prepared Breakfasts

Easy, fast, on-the-go, breakfast options.

Convivium Urban Farmstead is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to create community around all aspects of food. Your patronage helps support our non-profit activities.