Meal kit delivery companies are stepping up to make our lives a little easier at home. The idea is simple. Just choose a subscription plan, pick out your favorite meals online, and receive all the fresh ingredients and recipe instructions for each perfectly portioned meal right on your doorstep.

There's no doubt that these services can save time, reduce food waste and cut down on trips to the grocery store. But do they also add another level of separation between the farm and the plate? If we're not picking out the ingredients in our meals, who is? Where do the ingredients come from and how are they selected? Scroll through the slideshow below to learn how five popular meal kit delivery companies source their ingredients.

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HelloFresh

Since 2011, HelloFresh has been working to provide customers with sustainably-sourced ingredients in their meal kits. HelloFresh works with family-owned and operated farms around the country and focuses on every step of their ingredients’ journey from farm to fork.

The company also operates under a Broiler Chicken Welfare Policy that outlines the company’s current methods of sourcing chicken and goals for the future. To learn more about HelloFresh and its sourcing policies and producers, click here.

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