Last week I ordered my first Ceres Fair Food fruit and veg box*.
I only got the small fruit and veg box for $35 but it was plenty! You can also order additional groceries, in this case I added some eggs and bread. It all looked and tasted great. We don't eat nearly enough vegies so it was a bit of a challenge to get through it all, but we did. It was actually quite satisfying thinking of different recipes. Plus I'm wanting to change some of our eating and shopping habits (namely healthier and with less cash going to the two big supermarkets) and this seems to be the perfect solution. The only problem is you can't choose what you get/don't get in the set boxes so we might double up a bit with the stuff we grow ourselves (zucchini overload this week!) but I think we'll manage.
We got our second box today and it's quite fun unpacking it and seeing what we've got. Gus enjoys it too and does some quality control (taste testing) and unpacking (into the back of his truck).
*If you haven't heard of it:
Ceres is a "not-for-profit educational organisation located on 4 hectares of rehabilitated landfill in East Brunswick Melbourne". They have gardens, cafes, a produce store and run markets, workshops and sustainability initiatives. you can see their website here: http://www.ceres.org.au
Ceres Fair Food is an initative that delivers organic and locally grown fruit and veg to distribution points in most Melbourne suburbs from where you can pick up the box yourself (alternatively you can have it delivered). It's about reducing food miles, supporting small growers, employing and training disadvantaged workers, and promoting good eating! You can read more here: http://www.ceresfairfood.org.au/why-fairfood/