To properly kick of Vegan MoFo and also start my semi-theme of veg-boxing, I’ve decided to write a weekly post of what we receive. Like the ever-popular posts about monthly subscription boxes, if you will, but with fewer lipsticks and more beetroot. Mmh, beetroot…
Our Organic Veg Box (Size Medium) is delivered every Thursday by the exceptional people over at Windmill Organic Wholefoods, who, providing you reside in the Liverpool area, will accept your order either by telephone or through their tech-savvy facebook store. They have quite a range of boxes to choose from, including a baby box and a juicing box, so you’ll definitely find something to your taste. If you don’t live in Liverpool, don’t get stressed, veg boxes are becoming more and more popular and a quick google search should show you your options.
We order the standard £10 box and this week, it looked like this:
At least I think that’s swiss chard. It cooks and tastes like swiss chard, anyway. You do receive an adequate amount of each item, I just didn’t put all of everything in the picture because I thought 20 potatoes might ruin the balance of things. As you can see, it’s definitely vegetable heavy, with fruit only making up a small proportion. But that’s okay, I hate pears anyway and always have to figure out some way to hide them in baked goods. You can’t love everything.
Overall, I’m pretty excited about this box. I like that you get unusual items quite frequently, purple beans for instance are not something I can usually pick up at my local supermarket. The fact that no content list is provided also means that a lot of vegetable googling takes place after delivery, which is certainly contributing to my botanical education. Speaking of that, if you’re a bit of a plant nerd and like learning about vegetables, as I do, I cannot recommend The Botanist in the Kitchen enough. My mum stumbled across this blog while we were trying to find out more information about a particularly elusive item, I believe it was a squash, and I ended up reading nearly the entire blog.
What’s your preferred method of getting vegetables? Veg Box? Supermarket? Farmer’s Market? Or something completely different?