Recently I was given the opportunity to try Farmbox Direct – a once-a-week delivery service that ships fresh produce right to your door! I am really excited to share my experience with you!
If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I have Epilepsy. Since having seizures doesn’t allow for me to drive anymore, this means that I heavily rely on having my groceries delivered. Fresh fruits and vegetables are a huge part of our menu, and Farmbox Direct makes getting my produce delivered really easy.
Before I even got to the produce in the box, I was immediately just so impressed with the packaging of the produce. The box had a thin layer of recyclable insulation (that has been made from recycled bottles), and a dry-ice pack. The produce was wrapped in butcher paper, and the waste was very minimal. Which is really nice, because there is usually so much waste in traditional grocery delivery.
Once I started unwrapping the produce, it really kinda felt like Christmas. Here’s what we got in our box:
- 1 head romaine lettuce
- 1 cucumber
- 1 onion
- 1 bunch rainbow carrots
- 2 summer squash
- 2 avocados
- brussels sprouts
- 4 yukon gold potatoes
- 2 mangoes
- 4 kiwis
- 4 pears
- 4 apples
- 3 oranges
As soon as Joey saw those oranges, it was the first thing he wanted, so as I went through the rest of the box with Anthony, thinking about what we were going to make, Joey snacked on an orange. At first bite of this orange, we were sold – it tasted just like the oranges that we used to get at the Farmer’s Market in Florida.
The first things that came to mind with my box was Shrimp Tacos! I shaved the brussels sprouts, and used them to top the tacos, and made guacamole and a mango salsa with the mangos, avocados and onion. Yum! I was really tempted to juice the produce too – it’s like it was meant to be, our box came with everything to make my favorite fresh juice: apples, carrots, pears and romaine lettuce!
Fast forward a week, and the produce that’s left still looks great! I still have some carrots, a couple potatoes, and a handful of brussels sprouts. The fruit didn’t last that long – what we didn’t use in the Mango Salsa was devoured by the boys.
About Farmbox Direct & How It Works
Ashley Tyrner started Farmbox Direct 6 years ago with the goal of bringing fresh, local produce from the Farmer’s Market to every Americans home even when there isn’t a farmers market readily available.
Farmbox Direct makes it simple. You can order and mange your account on your computer, or on your phone through their app. First you choose your subscription type (all organic, natural or juicing), and then the size of the box (small, medium or large), and then you choose if you want all fruit, all veggies or a mix of both.
Every week, Farmbox Direct chooses fresh produce, from local farms, and creates the boxes. You can make up to 5 substitutions each week, and Farmbox Direct offers Artisanal items that you can add on to your box as well.
Boxes ship nationwide vis UPS. There is no commitment or contracts, and if you need to, you can skip a delivery at any time. If you are unhappy with something from your delivery, you can request a refund through their website, or by simply shooting them an email.
I am really, really impressed with Farmbox Direct. The quality, and taste of the produce was outstanding. Usually it is hit and miss when ordering produce online, and Farmbox Direct really nailed it with their choices. I love how customizable the boxes are, and the level of customer service offered. I also really love how it’s supporting local farmers, and small businesses. As a small business owner myself, this is important to me. Although their prices tend to be higher than you would spend in the grocery store, but again, you’re supporting local, small farms, and the quality and the taste of the food is worth every penny.
All opinions are 100% my own and have not been influenced by Farmbox Direct in any way.