What can I expect to find in my veg box?
Veg boxes contain a delicious mixture of the best of what's in season on the farm, supplemented if necessary by produce from other local organic farms and a local organic wholesaler.
The boxes tend to be "leafy" in spring and early summer and get more "rooty" as the season progresses. This is because leafy veg mature and are ready for harvest before rooty veg, or veg that are really fruits such as cucumbers and courgettes etc (the plants have to grow before they can form storage tubers and fruits!).
The box contents are chosen by us each week, but you can tell us if there are any vegetables that you prefer not to receive in your bag. You do this using the preferences section in the account that you create when you sign up, and you can alter it at any time by logging in to your account.
The boxes usually contain potatoes, carrots and onions (unless you have asked not to have these and to have a substitute instead!). In very cold, late springs we may run short of these if we have used up all the ones from the previous season before the new ones are ready to harvest. If this happens we will make up the value of the bag using other veg. We sometimes also substitute leeks for onions.
Here is what you can expect:
Large veg box: Potatoes, carrots, onions and 6-9 other vegetables
Medium veg box: Potatoes, carrots, onions and up to 4-7 other vegetables
Small veg box: Potatoes, carrots, onions and up to 4-5 other vegetables
Mini veg box: Potatoes, carrots, onions and up to 2-3 other vegetables
Basics box: Potatoes, carrots, onions and 3-5 other vegetables in larger quantities
Detox box: Up to 8 vegetables and 2 different fruits
Smoothie box: Carrots, cucumber or celery and up to 7 different fruits
Small fruit bag: 3 different types of fruit
Large fruit bag: 4-5 different types of fruit
Extra large fruit: up to 6 different types of fruit in larger quantities.
Please note that the quantities in the bags change slightly during the year to reflect the changes in prices of the vegetables and fruits. For example, main crop potatoes are lower-priced than new potatoes.