I can’t believe I have waited so long to have a fruit and veg box delivered. It has all the excitement of Christmas, not knowing what you are going to get (unless you were one of those kids that found your presents before Christmas day), but without the inevitable hangover and food baby that comes with too much indulging at Christmas.
I was really happy to discover We Deliver Local as they are passionate about helping to support local shops, which is something I am really passionate about too. I wouldn’t say that I am anti-supermarkets and I do still use them, but I try to shop local as much as possible. Not only do I like to help smaller businesses, but I find that the produce is much better quality, it lasts longer and it is cheaper too. That is not always the case, but most of the time it is.
On the We Deliver Local website, you enter your postcode and it shows you your local shops that can deliver to you and what you can order. They are still starting up, so there might not be anywhere in your area yet, but they are working really hard on it. They are working with local shops to get them on board, so keep checking back to see if there is one in your area. Alternatively, talk to your local stores and tell them about the website. More and more people are ordering their shopping online as they don’t have time to go to the shops and therefore all there business is going to the big companies and more local shops are being forced to close down as they just can’t compete. We Deliver Local is helping small businesses to sell their food online.
A lot of people are put off of ordering a fruit and veg box because they think it would work out more expensive, but the box that was given to me would cost £13.50 and I worked out that if I had of bought it from the supermarket it would have cost just over £16 for everything that was in it. So it works out cheaper
I am so happy with the fruit and vegetable box I got. Mine contained courgette, aubergine, leek, sweetcorn, bananas, lettuce, butternut squash, mango, tomatoes, onions, beets, pears, cabbage and swede.
So far I have used the tomatoes on a salad and to make pico de gallo and the tomatoes are perfectly ripe. I made oven baked chips with the potatoes, I added mango chunks to guacamole. We are going to make beet hash with the beetroot tomorrow.
I really recommend that you order a fruit and veg box. Not only is it supporting local businesses, but you might get something you have not tried before, or that you wouldn’t normally buy. It gives you the opportunity to experiment with your cooking. If you don’t know what to do with something, give me an email and I would be happy to give you some tips and recipes.
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