The Box Scheme
Our weekly box scheme is a way of getting fresh organic produce from the grower to the consumer with the minimum amount of time and distance between harvesting and eating. It works for us as growers because we can plan our production based on 400 relatively uniform vegetable boxes per week - this provides a stable marketing base and helps us cut costs through some economies of scale. Since all of the packing and distribution can be done on our farm in Bristol on Wednesdays & Thursdays, we can spend the rest of the week farming.
The box scheme customer benefits from this system because, in effect, they have their own bespoke organic market garden, dedicated to providing them with better and more varied fruit, vegetables and eggs, season after season. The price you pay for the veg in our box is roughly 30% less than you would pay at a farmers market.
We offer both vegetables and/or fruit in your boxes. The majority of the vegetables you receive will be grown by us. We are able to keep our veg box going through the "hungry gap" by supplementing our own organic produce with that from other parts of the UK and from Europe. The variety of vegetables you receive will vary with the seasons. During autumn and winter, potatoes, carrots, onions, roots and brassicas will be a staple part of your box. In the warmer months you will find lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, and beans etc appearing frequently. We try to provide you with as much variety as possible. Our ordering system offers total flexibility so it's easy to switch between different boxes and find a size and frequency that suits you. It's also possible to specify a few items you'd prefer to avoid having in your regular veg boxes.
The organic fruit we sell is sourced as locally as possible. Our proximity to the Arctic Circle means that the variety of fruit available from the UK is limited. We have excellent local suppliers of apples and pears, and in season you will get our own plums and soft fruit. The citrus fruit and melons come from small to medium sized growers in southern Europe, and our organic bananas are from the Dominican Republic, where smaller independent producers are the norm. None of the produce is air- freighted.
We hope you'll become a part of Bristol's longest running organic-grower box-scheme.