More and more people are becoming very conscious about what they put on and into their bodies. As a result, organic food and products are everywhere. They are usually pretty easy to get – most grocery stores have at least a small section dedicated to organic food. But sometimes the selection can be too small, too expensive, or too…ripe.
A growing trend these days is farm to table services. Their mission is to make it very easy for families and businesses to get fresh produce. I have a small family of four and we definitely eat our fair share of fruits and vegetables. A friend of mine gets a weekly delivery and loves it, so I decided to try it for myself. I found a company that delivered to my area called Farm Fresh To You.
WHAT IS IT? A service that grows farm fresh organic produce and delivers to your door. Simple. You can choose the frequency of your deliveries – once a week up to once every four weeks. You decide the size and variety of your box. You also are able to easily cancel or suspend your service (in case of a vacation etc).
The website was clear and easy to navigate. I set up my delivery for the next week and waited. One thing to note is that the deliveries are always overnight and they don’t knock at the door. The box will just be placed on your doorstep between 8 pm and 8 am.
WHAT WAS IN THE BOX? (1) bunch of chard, (1) bunch of lettuce, (2) bunches of beets, (2) kiwis, (6) pears, (1lb) purple fingerling potatoes, and a newsletter with coupon.
The box was a little bit on the expensive side. The one I chose was the least pricey and the options go up to $110 with the far end being large boxes for offices or businesses. I selected the “Mixed Fruit and Veggie Small” box for $26, however I used a referral code from a friend and received a $10 discount. In the end I suppose I wound up with a little more than I would have if I had purchased these organic fruits and veggies in a store or farmer’s market.
One of the great features this company offers is the ability to customize your order. While you can’t choose exactly what you will receive, you can specify items you would not like. I chose to exclude apples, grapes, grapefruit, and oranges; Not because of allergies or taste preferences, but just to see what else they had to offer.
Since I had excluded many of the fruit options I received mostly vegetables (which was fine with me). They seemed to come almost directly from the ground so they were still dirty. You will need to make sure to give them a thorough washing.
Everything I received was very fresh – no overly ripe or rotting spots. The taste of organic produce is amazing! The pears are somehow peary-er and the kiwis are sweeter than I’ve experienced before. I confess I have never eaten a beet, nor have my children, so it will be fun to try them. We received two bunches of them so we can try them different ways and find out what’s best.
- Delivery service
- Truly fresh
- A little bit pricey
WHAT’S THE VERDICT? It was a very convenient way to get fresh, organic, produce into my home. I will definitely purchase another but this time I will not exclude any options. I recommend this service to anyone who wants to try organic vegetables and fruit. Because of the random selections it’s a great way to discover new things and maybe learn to cook a few things you hadn’t before. It’s worth giving a try! If you’d like to get your own box from Farm Fresh TO You use the code JENN8875 for $10 off. Check to see if they deliver to your area.
(Disclaimer: I was in no way paid or compensated for this review. I purchased this product of my own free will and I did not receive it for free.)