I’ve been using organic box schemes for the past couple of years and find them invaluable for the following reasons:
Convenience of organic box schemes
Their home delivery system saves me the time and hassle of having to make the trip to the supermarket. Many organic box schemes are expanding their ranges so it’s no longer just fruit and vegetables they supply, but also many other kitchen and household essentials. My last box contained fresh bread, organic chicken and products from the Ecover cleaning range.
What’s also handy, is that if you’re out they will normally arrange to leave your box in a pre-agreed place.
Better tasting organic produce
Organic produce tastes better as it has been left to grow and ripen naturally, allowing flavours the time and respect to develop properly. Fruit and vegetables are also taken from the fields and delivered to you within a couple of days, giving you the just picked taste.
Seasonal organic produce
Organic box suppliers will not force their produce to grow outside of its natural cycle. You can enjoy your organic produce at the time when it’s at its best.
Expands your culinary skills and tastes
One of the great things about box schemes is that you are introduced to some new produce that you might not have tried before. Most organic box schemes will also provide you with recipes that use the contents of that weeks box.
Cost of organic box schemes
I have found that the amount and quality of the produce supplied in an organic box is much better value than shopping for the same items in your local supermarket. Along with this you’re saving money on the trips you’re not making to the shops.
Reduced environmental impact of organic box schemes
A high percentage of the produce in box schemes is grown and sourced from the UK, which significantly reduces their carbon footprint. Most box schemes will tell you where each item is produced as they pride themselves on minimising environmental impact.
Another really great thing about box schemes is the reduction in the amount of packaging used. Fruit and vegetables are normally placed loose in the box. Any packaging that is used is normally recyclable or can go on your compost heap.
The boxes are also collected at you next delivery for re-use.
With so many good reasons for trying an organic box scheme why not sign up now and try out one of the many schemes available throughout the UK.