Farmer’s box Review

I had been thinking for a couple of years to subscribe to these services, where you receive a box of fresh fruits/veggies a week directly from the farm, but still couldn’t quite gather the courage to do so.  It felt so “hippie” that it scared me.

 

Well, after years of thinking about it I finally figured I should at least try it!  I subscribed a couple of weeks ago and got my first box last week.  Here’s what happened.

 

I got to pick it up not too far from my neighbourhood. I ordered a small box for about 25$ which consisted mostly of veggies (they advertised a veggie box, so that’s okay).  Here is what it looked like out of the box.


Veggie box

 

Here’s what was in the box:

  • 1 head of lettuce
  • A couple of pounds of tomatoes
  • 1 celery
  • 3-4 mild peppers
  • A medium bag of peas
  • about 4-5 brocoli crowns
  • a pack of strawberries
  • 2 cucumbers
  • A bunch of leeks.

  


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I have to say I was thrilled to receive this first order, and that all fruits and veggies were as delicious as if I had grown them in my own garden (but bigger and nicer).  I even did a taste test between my garden-grown tomatoes and the ones I got and they tasted as good.  Nothing compared to what I used to buy at Whole Foods at a hefty price. This at WF would probably have cost at least 35$ and wouldn’t have been as delicious, nor as fresh.

 

Overall, this was probably one of the best “tries” I did this year.  So glad of my decision to go past my own (and peer) judgement and go for the freshness instead!

If you’ve been pondering whether subscribing to such a service I really encourage you to do so.  You will not regret it!  

 

  

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