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Fruit & Veg Boxes

  • by JW

“Small changes to your lifestyle can make a big difference to your bank balance. They can even help the planet too!” [Young, Fun & Thrifty website] 


There is the very local and very reliable Fresh & Green veg box scheme from Ruth and Mole, farming in the Otter Valley between Sidmouth and Ottery: (20+) Fresh and Green Vegetables | Facebook

And on 1st June they have an open day!

Fresh and Green Open Day

SATURDAY, 1 JULY 2023 FROM 00:00-17:00

(20+) Fresh and Green Open Day | Facebook

There is another excellent local fruit and veg box service – also previously featured on these pages:

In My Back Yard is an online farmers’ market for local, ethical food and products from Devon, Dorset and Somerset.  Shop locally online, then collect on Fridays from your nearest collection point. In My Back Yard – East Devon On-line Farmers’ Market

Jo of ‘Young, Fun & Thrifty’ in Bristol wrote an encouraging piece a couple of years ago:

Should I Get a Fruit & Veg Box?

My goal is to show that small changes to your lifestyle can make a big difference to your bank balance. They can even help the planet too! 

I think it’s fair to say veg boxes are becoming increasingly popular. Earlier this year, Farming UK reported over 3 million people turned to veg box schemes and local farms for the first time as a result of lockdown! I’ve tried three now and I’m a big fan, but if you’re new to them you might be wondering what all the fuss is about. Over the past couple of years I’ve switched to buying the majority of my fresh food through weekly fruit and veg box deliveries. In this post I’ll cover some of the key reasons I made the switch. Hopefully by the end you will decide to take the plunge too! Should I Get a Fruit & Veg Box? – Young, Fun & Thrifty!

Nationally, there are several outfits – who will deliver anywhere:

Since 1988, we’ve believed that food has the power to help change the world. We’re on a mission to make shopping sustainably simple, putting people and our planet first every step of the way. Organic food delivery. Organic vegetable boxes, fruit, meat & more | Abel & Cole

Delicious, ethical groceries delivered in reusable packaging. Zero Waste Grocery Shop UK – ZeroWasteBulkFoods

We strive to protect our planet, and make efforts to find eco-friendly alternatives to everyday items such as fashion, food, cosmetics and cleaners that do as little harm to the environment as possible Ethical Superstore Vision

Seasonal organic veg, slow grown for flavour & delivered fresh from the farm Riverford Organic Farmers – Organic Fruit & Veg Box Delivery

We deliver top quality natural and organic wholefoods, and related healthy living products, directly to homes and businesses across the UK. Buy Wholefoods Online | Whole foods UK | Organic Foods | Health Foods