Food + Drink

The New Way To Get Your Groceries

By Tennille Ziegler - 08 Aug 2016

The New Way To Get Your Groceries

Time is short these days. How often do you hear of people complaining that there’s not enough time in the day? Too often. If you’ve had a big night on Saturday it can be too difficult of a task to do all the Sunday admin jobs that have you ready for Monday—note: grocery shopping. And if you don’t get the groceries on Sunday it can be a dragged out task the rest of the week. Supermarket lines are too long on Monday’s and you have to give up your gym class/social commitments on other days of the week. 


Never fear—we have the answer! Everyone knows how essential it is to eat our fruit and vegetables, and even if the other shopping doesn't get done, it's good to know you've got your priorities sorted. And, what better way to do this than have them delivered right to your door?  Not only is this super handy and time efficient, most of the fruit and veg are organic and locally grown. So,  your body thank you in the long run for eating GMO-free veges AND you'll also get the feel-good factor of supporting local farmers. We’ve hunted down three places to try out your new fruit and veg delivery. 

Ooooby: Out Of Our Own Backyards

Who

Ooooby started as a business idea to rebuild local food economies, by putting local, small-scale sustainable farming back at the heart of the food system. Ooooby create local food networks that support small-scale farmers and artisan producers. 

What do they offer

Ooooby offers a range of different boxes to suit your needs, from a mix of fruit and veg to all fruit or all veg options. There’s a range of sizes with options of full organic or a mix of organic and some conventional produce. You can also build a custom box from scratch, or swap out any ingredients that you don’t want. 

Our favourite thing

You get an email a few days before your order with a sneak peak of what’s to come—it’s like Christmas coming early! You also receive recipes each week based on the fruit & veg you have received. 

Price point

Only fruit or only veg box from $28—$48. Mix fruit and veg box from $43—$88 depending on how many you’re feeding. 

Huckleberry Farms

Who

Huckleberry Farms is a food store providing organic fruit and veg and additional foods. The first store opened in Greenlane in the early 1990’s and now has four thriving stores throughout Auckland. Their goal is to deliver quality, nourishing organic foods to anyone interested in health and wellbeing through diet. 

What do they offer

Huckleberry offers one combined fruit and veg box, one medium solely veg box and two sizes for a fruit box. We love the idea of ordering a fruit box for your office—a much better snack than a box of high-sugar, processed snacks.

Our favourite thing

As it’s an online store as well ,there are plenty of other organic ingredients you could add to your order—making up not just your fruit and veg stop but other necessities too. 

Price point

Fruit & veg box $55, veg only box $45 and fruit boxes from $30—$45. 

Harvest To Home

Who

Harvest To Home stemmed from a family with five children wanting to provide their kids with organic, locally grown food. The company focuses on creating environmental sustainability, starting with locally sourced food. Sourcing local vegetables means less fuel emissions + less packaging = less greenhouse gas emissions. 

What do they offer

There are three different sizes of fruit & veg boxes to suit the size of your family. Fruit and veg vary to provide locally grown produce that are in season. Delivery is free and your box arrives to your specified location every Wednesday. You can change out items if you really don't like them. 

Our favourite thing

You get free-range eggs and an extra item of your choice for free! Freebie items include apples, avocados, bananas, broccoli or capsicum. 

Price point

Small $35, family $45, family $56+. 

Image credit: Ooooby

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