Each week you will find 11 -13 different organic fruits and vegetables. There will be a good mix of staples: lettuce, carrots, zucchini, potatoes, apples, mandarins, bananas etc. Each week the box changes it depends on what is in season and what families really want. We have approximately 65% vegetables and 35% fruit in the box. We try to put onions and potatoes in fortnightly and keep the fruit as seasonal as possible. Seasonality equals abundance of harvested produce, think citrus in winter, cauliflower in winter, mangoes in summer. Our produce is organic and up to 40% less than normal retail shop fronts and home delivery because your school community veggie box group secures the same wholesale prices shops do. You're not paying for shop rents, staffing, fit outs or home delivery charges.
This program has the highest sustainability credentials as no plastic bags are used and we have cut out an entire tier of distribution with all of its associated environmental costs e.g reduced delivery miles, reduced refrigeration on the store shelf and of course the produce is fresher.
Community working together
The community building nature of the program is key. Like minded, health conscious community members pitch in to help everyone out. By packing the boxes as a community everyone receives affordable organic produce.