What’s in my Veg Box? Week 1

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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:

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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?

 

9 Replies to “What’s in my Veg Box? Week 1”

  1. I love getting veggie boxes all though I haven’t got one in a while. I love the purple beans in yours, I never had purple beans. Do they taste different from normal beans? Please visit my post as well http://shelikesbento.blogspot.nl/2013/09/vegan-chocolate-chunk-coconut-ice-cream.html thanks :)

    1. Not at all! They turn green during cooking as well, unfortunately, but they’re quite a fun vegetable :D I’ll be sure to have a look at your blog!

  2. Purple beans! Awesome, I don’t think I even know they existed!

    1. They turn green during cooking though :(

  3. I grow my own and my harvest of purple beans this year has been massive. But its always disappointing when they turn green after cooking :(

    1. That’s so cool! I wish I had room to grow vegetables!

  4. love all that produce, esp the purple beans – but I wouldn’t have guess the greens were swiss chard – having said that I am no expert on greens and could be wrong – I think I would like a content list if there were unusual veg – esp the greens which I am not great at identifying.

    we don’t have a vegetable box delivery because I like doing my shopping at farmers markets occasionally and always have too much produce after it but I consider it every now and again

    1. Hi Johanna! I agree, I sometimes have a lot of difficulty figuring out what’s in the box. Especially with greens, there are just so many of them! I think if we had a good farmer’s market and a way to get all the produce home I would love to shop their, but unfortunately we currently have neither here, so the box is a great alternative!

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