I have embarked on what I’m calling ‘Operation Make Life Easier’. I have too much on my plate at the moment, so I’ve decided to cut some corners on the less-fun stuff. Hopefully we can reduce our load a smidgen. I need to get back on that freezer cooking bandwagon!
For the last few years we’ve lived within walking distance from one of Canberra’s fresh food markets and have been generally spoilt by our proximity to great fruit and vegetables. Now we’re living in the house a bit further out, it’s actually pretty hard to get to the markets as a family – it seems someone is always asleep! Usually that means that Alex does the dash by himself, but he’s pretty knackered by the weekend these days. I generally do our grocery shopping online, but I don’t love the quality of supermarket produce.
Enter, Vegies to Your Door. A locally owned and run business, Vegies to Your Door delivers fruit and vegetables…to your door. This week I decided to give them a go, and it has been a pretty good experience. I don’t think I could have asked for anything more in terms of convenience.
You can put together your own itemised order of fruit and vegetables or select from a range of seasonal boxes. Vegies to Your Door also carry a range of grocery, bakery and cold items. We ordered their small seasonal box ($30) and 5 bananas ($4.25 – Elena’s a big fan of her breakfast banana!). Add delivery ($5.50) and we ended up spending $39.75.
Everything is extremely fresh and the quality is great. Every item in the box comes with a two week guarantee, which I think is excellent. However, I’m not sold on the fact that this is enough fruit and vegetables for a couple for a week. Maybe it would be if you didn’t cook every night? And counted potato as a vegetable rather than a starch?
In short, I’m sure I could get the same volume of fruit and vegetables at the markets for a lot less, but I don’t think it would be as fresh. And, you know, I’d have to go to the markets…which is the whole reason we’re giving Vegies to Your Door a go.
We’ll be giving fruit and vegetable deliveries a go again, I’m sure. Just not every week!