Our organic vegetable box contains fresh, locally grown, organic produce. Some of your produce will have been harvested from our farm directly. Some will be from other farmers in the area. All of the produce is grown within 80km of our farm. We’ve put together this box to make it easier for you to eat awesome food from local producers every week!
What is a weekly Organic Vegetable Box subscription?
it’s a commitment to purchase a seasonal, local and organic veggie box every week. By getting a regular box, we can plan our vegetable plantings in advance, and so can the other farmers growing for our box. It gives us stability, and prevents good crops being wasted.
Pickup is from our farm gate in Moooroduc either 3-5pm on Friday or 9am-12pm on Saturday. Your credit card will be charged every Sunday for the following Friday/Saturday (5/6 days away). You can find more information on delivery here.
We understand sometimes you go away on holidays, or just need a break. While our first preference is for you to find a friend who’d like your box, you have access to your subscription at all times. That means you can login and pause, cancel or change your box size at any time. BUT, you need to make the changes before 5pm on the Sunday.
What will be in my box?
It depends on the box type you choose. Our ‘regular’ sized box contains 6 different types of organic vegetables. Our ‘large’ contains 9 types of veg, in slightly larger quantities. And our ‘Low FODMAP’ box contains 6 types, all chosen from the Monash low FODMAP app.
All of the vegetables are fresh. In fact, your organic vegetables were likely harvested the morning before your pickup. Eating seasonally is important when supporting local farmers, and the veggies in your box will change every week. Veggies can only be grown at certain times of the year, so seasonal eating means your veggies are fresher but there aren’t tomatoes in winter (or bananas, ever).
Is everything in my box organic?
Yes! Most of our produce is certified organic. Some is grown organically, but not certified. We don’t put conventional veg in our boxes. No exceptions. No confusion. Organic only.
How many people does my box feed?
It depends how much you eat! Our regular sized organic vegetable box is perfect for a couple, or a family who eats out. Our large box is for high-veg eaters, or a larger family.
What’s the difference between a standard box and a community box?
A community box has the same organic veg, in the same quantities as our standard box. The extra 10% you pay goes straight to putting food on the tables of people who can’t afford it.
We say ‘straight’ because we donate all of the overheads (power, transport and distribution) as well as our time. Your contribution does nothing but buy the freshest food. Why have we made it 10%? Did you know that 10% of people living on the Mornington Peninsula live below the poverty line? We believe in feeding our community- all of it. And that means people who are struggling too.
There’s no pressure to buy the community box. We offer the standard box for a reason! We understand that not everybody wants to donate. Some people’s budget is already stretched by purchasing organic food. Others contribute to community organisations already, through money or time. No judgement here- do what works for you.
I’m zero/low waste
Great! Our boxes are too! There’s never plastic in your box. We love when people return rubber bands to us and the farmers for reuse. And if you have vegetable scraps at the end of the week bring them back to the farm to be add to our community compost, and help us grow more veg. The plastic crate your veggies come in is reusable and must be returned each week. 🙂
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