Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Organic Goodness Delivered
After cleaning out the bathroom of chemicals it was time to tackle the fridge and pantry.

As soon as I got home from my holiday I got on the internet to find a good local supplier of organic fruit and veg.

I did this for 2 reasons. Firstly I was finding it hard to find a large variety of organic fruit and veg in the mainstream supermarkets and fruit shops. And secondly, I figured it would be cheaper to buy from a supplier who themselves was buying in bulk.

Enter The Organic Grocer. I ordered their $40 mixed fruit and Veg box on Monday and Tuesday morning it arrived. How exciting!!!!!!

This is what I received for $40. They have a weekly list of produce for the box but you can view it online and make any changes to the contents that you want.

For example, nobody in our house likes pears, so we exchanged the pears for more apples which we all love. I was very happy with the quality and roasted many of the vegies tonight for dinner. Both the boys commented on the difference in taste especially with the carrots and the grapes are the sweetest grapes I have ever tasted in my life.

I will definately be ordering again next week. I feel this is one of the best things I have done for my family in a long time.


libby said...

I can feel your excitement. I've gone off buying organic for the moment - have had a few "issues" with the quality I got before Christmas but I will go back to it. Can't stand many non-organic foods any more - like carrots. There is a small organic shop about 15mins away and I should make the effort and go visit - that way I can pick my own produce. The most amazing thing I find with organic produce is how much longer it lasts - I guess because it is a lot fresher and not stored as others are.


Vanessa said...

Oh, I was surprised to hear this Libby as I thought it wouldn't last as long w/o all the chemicals in it. LOL
You can tell I am not the scientist in the family.

Angela said...

Yay Vanessa! I think we knew it would be healthy, etc. but what really surprised us was the HUGE difference in taste... Congrats!

Vanessa said...

Thanks Angela, we have tasted everyhting now from the box and all of it was GREAT