Fruit & Veges delivered

We received the above box of yummy-looking fruit and vegetables yesterday, from Aussie Farmers Direct.

We’ve been meaning to look into getting fruit and vegetables delivered for quite some time, there are a number of great options out there. Adam and I have been unimpressed by the selection and quality of such at our local supermarkets, not to mention the staggering costs to boot. We are time poor as well, both working hectic schedules which sometimes involve a fair amount of travel. Add in planning the wedding, attempting to study, gym and doing the many other things we love to do, we find it hard to find the time for a good weekly shop. Instead we find ourselves stuck with quick trips to the supermarket where we usually walk out with more than we intended to and not what we needed.

So, when a gentleman from Aussie Farmers Direct came to the door a few weeks ago, we decided to give them a burl. The above “couples box” cost us only $25 and is supposed to last us a fortnight, but I suspect it will be gone in under a week since we have dropped a lot of processed and other bad foods out of our diet. We’ll see how we go!

In this weeks box we got, along with a few extras I can’t remember:

  • 2 x pink lady apples
  • 2 x royal gala apples
  • 4 x mandarins
  • 2 x oranges
  • 2 x green pears
  • 1 x brown pear
  • 1 x pineapple
  • 1 x broccoli
  • 1 x green capsicum
  • 3 x carrots
  • 1 x desiree chat potatoes (1kg bag)
  • 1 x mint (bunch)
  • 3 x brown onions
  • 2 x tomatoes
  • 1 x baby wombok (looks like some kind of cabbage?)
  • 1 x turnip

It’s not just fruit and veges you can get from them either, we also ordered some bacon, meat and eggs. They have an extensive range of meat, deli items and cereal, along with the all important bread and milk. We had some of the bacon and eggs for breakfast this morning, they were delicious! The box also came with a newsletter, some recipes and information about some of the products.

Unfortunately we cannot take advantage of the bread and milk with my allergies, they don’t currently stock gluten-free bread or A2 milk, so we’ll occasionally need to head to the supermarket. We’ve already put in our order for next week and upgraded to a family box for $35. Should the boxes not suit, you can choose items individually, but so far we’re liking the idea of the challenge of planning dinners around what surprises turn up.

Adam was on leave today, so he has put together in the slow cooker the 4 lamb shanks we got along with some of the vegetables with some stock and red wine. Looking forward to seeing how they all taste!

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