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JB

What do you get in your veg box and how much of it?

For those people who use vegetable box schemes.

How much do you get in your veg boxes? We're using a local organic guy because everything they do is very local (their smallholding is about 6 miles from here) but looking online it seems that while all the veg box companies are very good at telling you how may varieties of veg are in a box none of them indicate how much is in a box.
AnnaD

It tends to vary, but on average we get maybe 6 or 7 potatoes, 2 onions, about 4 carrots, a bulb of garlic, small bag of mushrooms and random other things like a leek or a squash, and usually cabbage as well. It costs 10 and feeds two people for a week.
wellington womble

Too much - I've had two, and they've both been aimed at families of four. For about 15 quid I got (this week) pak choi, carrots, broccoli, peas, radishes, tomatoes, lettuce, leeks, cellery, beetroot and garlic. Given that I then buy spuds and onions, I can use this in a week if I cook properly every single day - if I skive off and we have pasta or fish and chips, or a meal out, it starts to mount up.

I keep meaning to change to a smaller one, and top it up. In fact, I'll go and do it now! I think they list 'typical boxes' if you;re interested.

http://www.ethicalfoods.co.uk/shop.php?cPath=226

edited to add they do list quantities
gil

AnnaD wrote:
It tends to vary, but on average we get maybe 6 or 7 potatoes, 2 onions, about 4 carrots, a bulb of garlic, small bag of mushrooms and random other things like a leek or a squash, and usually cabbage as well. It costs 10 and feeds two people for a week.


That makes me a complete pig then. I've just cooked dinner (for one, but it will do two nights) that involved 4 spuds, 2.5 carrots, 4 onions, and 1lb of sprouts. Plus the meat.

I don't think that veg box would last me very long.

Off for second helpings of veg now...

Edited to get rid of double negative Embarassed
hedgewitch

I use Abel and Cole.

They give details of what is in each weekly box (showing 2 weeks at a time) and also weight/number of fruit and veg included.

I have the basic organic veg box and for 2 people find this is more than enough - sometimes too much if we go out, as Wellington Womble explains.

http://www.abelandcole.co.uk
JB

hedgewitch wrote:
I use Abel and Cole.

They give details of what is in each weekly box (showing 2 weeks at a time) and also weight/number of fruit and veg included.[/url]


I looked at A&C and couldn't find weights or quantities.
hedgewitch

JB wrote:
hedgewitch wrote:
I use Abel and Cole.

They give details of what is in each weekly box (showing 2 weeks at a time) and also weight/number of fruit and veg included.[/url]


I looked at A&C and couldn't find weights or quantities.


Just seen this - not a great design. Confused

If you go to the 'Favourites' for ordering individual fruit and veg, there are weights/measures there and these are the same as the ones in the boxes.

Veg is here

Fruit is here
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