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    • nig3d
    • By nig3d 18th Mar 15, 1:10 PM
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    Veggie boxes
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    • 18th Mar 15, 1:10 PM
    Veggie boxes 18th Mar 15 at 1:10 PM
    Hi,

    where do you buy your veggie box from and how you find it?

    I am waiting my first one from waysideorganics.co.uk
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    • CHRISSYG
    • By CHRISSYG 18th Mar 15, 3:01 PM
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    • 18th Mar 15, 3:01 PM
    I get mine from Parsnips and pears ,very good quality and excellent service.
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    • littlegreenparrot
    • By littlegreenparrot 18th Mar 15, 4:25 PM
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    • 18th Mar 15, 4:25 PM
    5 a day box. I can change up to 8 items, and I find it great value. Especially the soup/smoothie boxes, they're cheaper because they say its blemished fruit/ veg, but its mostly perfect from what I see.
    • sarah1972
    • By sarah1972 18th Mar 15, 5:41 PM
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    • 18th Mar 15, 5:41 PM
    I get mine from my garden
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    • Taplledraw
    • By Taplledraw 19th Mar 15, 1:06 AM
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    • 19th Mar 15, 1:06 AM
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    • 19th Mar 15, 1:06 AM
    I get mine from Riverford organics. You can chose from various different boxes and can alter what you get every week if you want or cancel if you havn't eaten the weeks before up. It keeps well and you get a little recipe leaflet with it each week. They even got through to us in the Somerset Floods and donated fruit and veg to those flooded out.
    • rach_k
    • By rach_k 19th Mar 15, 10:27 AM
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    • 19th Mar 15, 10:27 AM
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    • 19th Mar 15, 10:27 AM
    The local greengrocer does them - they will deliver same/next day with free delivery, the fruit and veg is all great and it's cheaper than Abel & Cole, Riverford etc. I like to support local businesses but I would get the bigger companies if they were better... but they aren't.
    • rockm87
    • By rockm87 20th Mar 15, 3:30 PM
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    • 20th Mar 15, 3:30 PM
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    • 20th Mar 15, 3:30 PM
    I use a local supplier (seasons fruit & Veg), they post receipes etc on their facebook page, and you can request certain things, (e.g. more fruit, no potatoes etc). its really good, fresh, last ages, and I get a box a fortnight for £7.50 (just for me really, DH doesnt eat veg!). Gets left on my doorstep, and I pay by direct debt (so easy)

    ...and the cats like to sit in the box once the veg has been put away!
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    • Trazy
    • By Trazy 21st Mar 15, 8:36 AM
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    • 21st Mar 15, 8:36 AM
    I tried Abel and cole and was very disappointed with the quality and quantity.
    Now I use local supplier, much better
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    • kingfisherblue
    • By kingfisherblue 21st Mar 15, 7:45 PM
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    • 21st Mar 15, 7:45 PM
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    • 21st Mar 15, 7:45 PM
    I use Riverford, but they are quite pricey. There don't seem to be many local schemes near me, but I like the look of 5aday. It looks like I would get a lot more for my money, even with the delivery charge. I might try them instead.


    Thanks littlegreenparrot, I hadn't heard of them before.
    • littlegreenparrot
    • By littlegreenparrot 24th Mar 15, 5:13 PM
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    They're very good, customer service is always very prompt and helpful.

    They're local to me so there isn't a delivery charge, just a minimum order. One of the things I like is that I'm supporting a local business.

    They seem cheaper than many of the others as well.
    • kingfisherblue
    • By kingfisherblue 24th Mar 15, 5:51 PM
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    I'm in Merseyside, so there is a delivery charge of £1.50. You seem to get a lot more for your money though. I think it's worth a try. Thanks for the information.
    • janiebquick
    • By janiebquick 24th Mar 15, 7:06 PM
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    I've had a few. Three were local organic farms. Then, when the last one stopped delivering to my area, I used Riverford for a while. At the moment, I'm just popping to the local greengrocer as and when.
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    • square-pants
    • By square-pants 21st Apr 15, 11:23 AM
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    I've used a local company called Vegbocs (www.vegbocs.com) for 6 months now. Never going back to supermarket veg!
  • Edwardia
    Sometimes I get a small box from Ocado with my delivery, depending on contents, because I get 10% off with a Smartpass.

    I buy more exotic organic fruit & veg from Abel & Cole, (but not as a box) and everyday stuff from Sainsbury's or Ocado - I check the offers.

    Lidl, ASDA, Morrisons and Aldi locally do have some organic stuff but not enough for me to be able to shop there every week.

    Despite having a Tesco Extra here and another close to my mother, I find that they don't have much organic veg either.

    Sainsbury's seems to have really increased their range of organic food and Waitrose has quite a bit as well.

    There's only the two of us, so a veg box might be more economical for families ?

    I would recommend Abel & Cole, Riverford and Ocado veg and of the other supermarkets I think ASDA does really good quality for the price.
    • blissfulbabe
    • By blissfulbabe 1st May 15, 8:53 PM
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    I've started using 5 a day (on the recommendation of a poster on a different thread) - I highly recommend them as, if you order the large box, you get loads - one big banana box and a second, slightly smaller box, with 20 different fruit and veggies. There are three of us and I use a lot of veggies but a large box lasts two weeks for veggies and a little less for fruit.

    Another plus is that I visit the supermarket a lot less so I'm not only saving money on fruit and veg, I've reduced the amount I spend on impluse buys.
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