Veg Box Delivered to Your Door – How It Works
Whether you’re trying to incorporate more fruit and veg in your diet, or just avoid a trip to the grocery store, subscribing to a veg box is a super convenient way to get more fresh produce delivered to your door.
What are veg box schemes?
Veg box schemes are similar to meal kit delivery services – you choose the size of box you’d like as well as the frequency of delivery. Once set up, you can expect a timely delivery of fresh, often organic produce. Some veg boxes offer delivery straight to your doorstep, while others require you to pick up at an agreed upon location.
Benefits of getting a veg box
When you sign up for a veg box, you’re getting locally grown, healthy, and most importantly delicious fruit and veg. You’ll be able to see exactly where your food is coming from and which local farmers you’re supporting. Traditional produce from a grocery store comes from far and wide, using lots of fossil fuels before arriving in your hands. A veg box is a much more responsible way to get your produce. Plus, many veg boxes are plastic free!
Top 5 places to get a veg box in the UK
1. Riverford – Now, I might be a bit biased, as my own cousin’s farm supplies the veg to Riverford, so I can personally vouch for its quality. Even Cosmo says that the quality of their organic produce cannot be matched. They’re also now completely plastic free. You can choose from a small, medium, or large veg box. Expect seasonal produce and year round favourites, and add fruit if you’d like. You can choose the delivery frequency, whether you want a one-off box or need one weekly, every other week, every third week, or monthly. Either way, delivery is free.
2. Farm Drop – Farm Drop offers fruit only or veg only boxes, right to your doorstep. The produce changes weekly, so you know you’re getting whatever is the freshest and in season. Their fruit and veg boxes are completely one-off, so you never have to worry about cancelling a subscription. They’re all organic and plastic free. Delivery is £6.99, but free if you order more than £60.
3. Abel & Cole – Expect six portions of veg and two portions of fruit in each Abel & Cole box. They offer a weekly subscription only, with each box costing £14.25 and a £1.50 delivery fee. I especially recommend them to picky eaters, as you can reject up to ten items – so if you don’t like aubergine, you won’t get it! They’re all organic and plastic free. Plus, they plan their delivery route to minimise carbon emissions. That’s music to my ears!
4. Pikt – Pikt delivers for free nationwide, so no matter where you are in the UK mainland, you can get access to an organic and plastic free veg box. You can choose from one-off, weekly, fortnightly, and monthly deliveries. They’ve got great variety in size options as well – seasonal fruit boxes, juice kits, seasonal salad boxes, and more. I particularly recommend the seasonal mixed fruit, veg, and salad box – £30 for over 60 portions of fruit and veg, perfect for sharing with a flatmate or two.
5. Boxx Fresh – If you don’t mind conventional produce and want to choose what goes in your box, Boxx Fresh is your perfect match. Their boxes are completely plastic free and come with 15 items that you handpicked! I love that they include recipe cards to help inspire you. They deliver for free in mainland UK, so long as you spend £25. Plus, no subscription needed – just order as you please.
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