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Awesome veg box suppliers

Eating more local seasonal vegetables is a great way to improve your food carbon footprint. One way we’ve found which makes this much easier is to sign up to a regular veg-box subscription. This pushes you to try lots of exciting new fruit and veg and saves defaulting to the same plastic wrapped supermarket fare everyweek. We list some of the best veg suppliers below from wonky surplus veg to high end organic there is a wide range to choose from.

1. Oddbox (our top pick)

If food waste was a country, it would be the third biggest emitter of greenhouse emissions. A huge cause of food waste is that supermarkets turn away fruit & veg that doesn’t meet strict cosmetic and quantity requirements. Oddbox rescues delicious, fresh fruit & veg for being ‘too’ odd, ‘too’ big, ‘too’ small, having cosmetic defects, or even being ‘too’ many from the farms and deliver it to your doorstep. 

Produce varies week to week and although the quality may not always be as high as some of the more expensive organic providers, if your aim is to reduce your emissions signing up to oddbox is a great place to start.

Example contents for medium fruit and veg box (£15.99) includes:

  •  Onions
  • Celeriac, 
  • Salad Leaves,
  • Spinach,
  • Aubergine,
  • Courgettes,
  • Kale, 
  • Sweet Potato
  • Apples,
  • Blueberries
  • Pineapple
  • Clementines

Delivery: Currently deliver to London, Brighton and parts of the South East but are quickly expanding.

Price: from £10.99

Sign upODDBOX – Home Page

2.AbeL and Cole

AbeL & Cole supplies organic produce, including fruit and veg boxes in a weekly box delivered to your door. One nice feature of the Abel & Cole delivery is the ability to add any dislikes to your account. So if you’re sprout hater or have a banana phobia you can ensure you don’t end up throwing an produce straight onto the compost saving waste. Also comes with great recipe ideas.

Contents may vary from season to season. Example contents for the £19.95 Medium Fruit & Veg includes:

  • bananas
  • kiwi fruit
  • butternut squash
  • carrots
  • courgettes
  • green cabbage
  • green kale
  • vine tomatoes
  • white onions 

Delivery: Nationwide.

Price: from £13.25

Sign upFruit & Veg Boxes | Organic & Freshly Delivered | Abel & Cole (abelandcole.co.uk)

 

3.Eversfield organic

Eversfield Organic offers organic produce including meat, fruit & veg, dairy and deli items, freshly baked bread and store cupboard staples for delivery across the UK. Choose from a carefully selected, ready made box or build your own box for a one-off or regular delivery.

Eversfield has a range of fruit and veg boxes including a no potatoes veg box , juice boc and UK Veg box. Varieties included vary depending on the harvests and availability. Example contents for the mixed fruit and veg box (£20.95) includes:

  • Apples 750g
  • Blueberries 125g
  • Bananas x 5
  • White Potatoes 1kg
  • Carrots 500g
  • Red Onions 500g
  • White Cabbage
  • Broccoli
  • White Mushrooms 200g
  • Cherry Tomatoes 250g
  • Pea Shoots 80g

Delivery: Nationwide.

Price: from £11.95

Sign upOrganic Fruit & Vegetables | Fresh Seasonal Veg | UK delivery (eversfieldorganic.co.uk

4.Riverford

Riverfood provides top quality organic fruit and veg which comes beautifully packed in fully recyclable materials. Riverfood stats that it never uses air freight and 80% of its veg is UK grown.

Riverford has its own delivery team and says it delivers from farm to your door within 48 hours to maximise freshness and flavour.

Contents will change with seasons, example contents for the Seasonal organic fruit & veg box- medium (£18.35) included:

  • Potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Flat beans
  • Broccoli
  • Swiss chard
  • Chestnut mushrooms
  • Apples
  • Bananas
  • Black Grapes

Delivery: Nationwide.

Price: from £12.65

Sign upFruit & veg boxes / Riverford

5.Boxxfresh

Boxxfresh is a 100% plant based shop . Deliveries can be arranged when need with no need for subscriptions. Fruit and veg boxes come in four different sizes with a 10, 15, 20 and 25 portion box.  A selection of fruit, veg and herbs can be added to each box according to your needs and tastes and you can always add on extras as you need to meet the £25 minimum spend.

Delivery: Nationwide.

Price: from £17.00 (min order £25)

Sign upBoxxfresh – The Bespoke Veg Boxx Delivery Service |

6.pale green dot

pale green dot are a sustainability-driven fresh food company which aims to close the food loop, one veg box at a time. Choose from over 15 different boxes including fresh produce, dairy, meat and alcohol boxes. Delivery is free for subscription boxes and orders over £30.

Pale Green Dot says it works with farmers, growers and artisan produce suppliers to provide the best ingredients available in the South East of England.

Its Premium Fruit and Veg box (£25) will include a variety of Traditional Root Veg, Leaves and Greens, Coloured Veg, Seasonal favourites, Seasonal fruits and some produce from further afield.

Delivery: London and SE.

Price: from £15.95

Sign uppale green dot home delivery service – Pale Green Dot

7.Darts farm

Darts Farm has evolved form a small farm shop to a large online food shopping destination featuring local and artisan suppliers. 

Darts Farm offers four types of fruits and veg boxes, The Bumper Veg Box, Seasonal Veg Box, Fruit Bowl Essentials and Salad Staples and you can also choose your own individual pieces of fruit and veg to add to your order. The bumper box for example includes 10 varieties of fresh veg such as:

  • Potatoes
  • Celeriac
  • Cauliflower
  • Red Cabbage
  • Leeks
  • Carrots
  • Parsnips
  • Swede Broccoli
  • Savoy Cabbage

Delivery: Nationwide.

Price: from £11.00

Sign upDarts Farm – FROM THE FIELDS

8.The VEG box company

The veg box company offers a range of different fruit and veg boxes which it delivers nationally.You can choose a one off box or a regular subscription on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis.

The veg box states that all fruit, veg and salad would have been growing on the day the box was was packed with all boxes then delivered within 24 hours to ensure maximum freshness.

The medium mixed box (£38.50) for example includes

  • Potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Onions
  • Cabbage
  • Leeks
  • Cauliflower
  • Tomatoes
  • Mushrooms
  • 4 other seasonal vegetables
  • apples
  • oranges
  • bananas
  • plus 3 other seasonal fruits

Delivery: Nationwide.

Price: from £15.00

Sign upThe Veg Box Company – Fruit & Veg Delivered To Your Door

9.pikt

Pikt provides Organic Fruit and Vegetables deliveries. Pikt lets you choose when and what you want to order and fulfills using DPD next day delivery (free delivery over £45) although there is also a subscription available.

Contents may vary from season to season example contents for the £30 Seasonal Mixed Fruit, Veg and Salad Box includes:

  • a fennel bulb, 
  • little gem lettuce, 
  • 2 oranges, 
  • 200g cherry tomatoes, 
  • 100g spring onions, 
  • 800g bananas, 
  • 200g spinach, whole cucumber,
  •  400g shallots, 
  • 2 granny smith apples, 
  • an aubergine, 
  • 2 courgettes, 
  • 100 watercress, 
  • 750g specialty potatoes, 
  • 2 braeburn apples, 
  • 1 red cabbage.

Delivery: Nationwide

Price: from £17.00

Sign upShopping with a conscience – Pikt (piktfresh.com)

10. Milk & more

Milk & more brings back the milkman of old with deliveries around the country made before 7am.  This includes a variety of produce including a seasonal organic fruit and veg box. This includes at least seven different organic fruit and vegetables selected based on the time of year.

Contents will vary week to week but can be seen a week ahead of delivery. 

Example box:

  • Potatoes, 750g
  • Red onions, 500g
  • Cauliflower
  • Fennel, 350g
  • Courgette, 500g
  • Savoy Cabbage
  • Mango
  • Oranges, 3 pack
  • Kiwi, 4 pack

Delivery: Check post code.

Price: from £16.50

Sign upSeasonal Organic Fruit & Veg Box | Fresh | Milk & More (milkandmore.co.uk)