The excesses of the festive season are so often followed by a resolution to overhaul our approach to life. For many, a review of what we eat and drink is at the top of the priority list. This maybe aimed at making better choices for your own body or it might be a desire to change buying habits for the benefit of the food chain.
An obstacle to achieving our goals can be the reality of hectic schedules and the demands of family life. But with a little bit of forward planning there are plenty of convenient ways to shop locally for fresh and healthy produce which will benefit not just your bodies, but also the local food network. Here are six ways to have fresh seasonal produce delivered to your door - it couldn’t be much easier than that!
Bellord and Brown
Owned by two Hampshire chefs with a passion for foraging, Bellord and Brown is experienced in supplying local restaurants with fresh produce. This is a service which they are now rolling out to customers for home delivery across Hampshire. Choose from two box sizes packed with fresh seasonal fruit and veg.
Find out more at www.bellordandbrown.com
Boxxfresh specialises in the delivery of fresh seasonal fruit and veg to your door. There is no subscription or obligation to receive a regular box. Browse their online selection of fruit, vegetables, juices and tempting extras and choose the size of box that you would like delivered. Follow their blog for plenty of veggie-led recipe inspiration.
Find out more at www.boxxfresh.com
Farmer’s Choice have been working with local farmers for over thirty years to source quality produce which they then deliver to your door. Their range includes vegetables, meat, pies, cheese, condiments, wines and beer and more. There is no commitment to a weekly box, you can pay as and when you place an order or opt to pay monthly but order as regularly as you wish.
Find out more at www.farmerschoice.co.uk
Founded on a belief that our bodies need to be fed with quality produce suited to our personal nutritional needs. The Nutritional Organic, matches you to the best organic produce and then delivers it to your door. Select organic meat, fruit, vegetables and condiments.
Find out more at www.nutritionalorganic.com
Riverford supplies organic fruit and vegetables through a subscription box scheme with the choice to order inspiring organic recipe boxes. Those on the hunt for ways to make vegetables a more central part of their diet, might like to try one of the Riverford Veg Masterclasses run regularly from their farm in Sutton Scotney.
Find out more at www.riverford.co.uk
The Bitterne Box Company
Delivering to the Southampton area, customers can opt for a standard box or select their own choice of items. As well as a wide range of vegetables there is the opportunity to add local products such as oils from The Cold Pressed Oil Company, Bloxs Butter, Claytons Eggs, Hoxton Bread, Charlotte Brown Preserves and flour from Winchester City Mill.
Find out more at www.bitternebox.wordpress.com