I recently bought a $35 LivingSocial voucher for a $65 Budget Box of organic fruit and veggies from Doorstep Organics. A few people I know, both in Australia and overseas, use these home delivery services and report good experiences and benefits including the opportunity to try produce they wouldn’t normally eat. More importantly to me, the option of a week’s worth of veggies at half price was appealing!
I knew the first hurdle of getting things delivered would be the delivery itself. I live above a shop, and the entrance to my apartment is from behind the shop, through a large parking garage, up a few flights of stairs…it’s convoluted! I left as precise instructions as possible for the delivery driver and hoped for the best. They did well – I was delighted to find a large box of produce waiting for me on my front step when I got home from work!
The box included: one large bunch of silverbeet, half a celery, one cos lettuce, one bunch of asparagus, one bunch of broccolini, two carrots, two zucchini, one corn cob, one cucumber, one avocado, six potatoes, two handfuls of green beans, two handfuls of rocket, half a dozen kiwi fruit, three bananas, three apples, four peaches, and three oranges.
The quantity provided is about correct for a week’s worth of vegetables for K and I (providing we eat out at our usual rate), though realistically with more variety than we normally buy (e.g. I don’t think we’ve ever bought silverbeet). However we normally eat a lot more fruit than what was provided as we snack on fruit during the day and usually finish our evening meal with a light serve of fruit as well.
I’m already starting to mentally plan our meals for the week based on these ingredients. I’ll let you all know what I end up cooking from the ingredients in this box, and perhaps share a few new recipes as well!