VEG BOX OVERLOAD!!!!!

Another veg box!!! Looks like my message to Green Bean Organics asking to cancel my repeat order must have got lost down the wire. Not to worry though, as I was going to buy a veg box this week anyway, and the produce in the Green Beans veg box looked so good I couldn’t send it back. Here are the contents just after I scrubbed the  carrots and potatoes.

Last time I had a fruit and veg box from Green Bean Organics I promised to analyse the contents, and I didn’t do it (sorry). This veg box cost £12. So lets use Sainsbury’s again as they seem to have a better range of organic produce.

Non-organic

So Organic

500g Kale

£2.50

None- use price for non-organic

3 large carrots (500g)

45p

83p

1 sweet potato (400g)

51p

£1.06

1 swede (600g)

95p each

94p for 600g

1 leek (200g)

50p

£1.00

2 courgettes (300g)

54p

£1.34

2 bramley apples (400g)

60p

None- use price for non-organic

Baby vine tomatoes (200g)

£1.30

£2.10

Chestnut mushrooms (200g)

£1.00

£1.40

4 onions (750g)

75p

£1.00

Potatoes 1kg

60p

£1.50

½ red cabbage

42p

None-use price for non-organic

Total

£10.66

£14.69

As you can see Green Beans veg box is £2.69 cheaper than Sainsbury’s So Organic even though three of the items would be non-organic from Sainsbury’s. I also found out today that Green Bean Organics DO take orders for individual fruit and veg. So my friend Ffion can have 7 bulbs of garlic if she wants!! This is good news as Green Beans is closer to Swansea than Organic Fresh Food so will reduce the carbon footprint of delivery, although both companies deliver in Swansea every week anyway, so I expect I will probably be using both.

Hopefully you are finding this as interesting as I am. I am so excited to be discovering new and interesting things about food and the local producers. These guys are leading the way to our future food system. Three cheers for local producers, for filling 3 out of 4 levels of my fridge! This is the most veg my fridge has ever seen- and it’s all LOCAL, ORGANIC or BOTH!!!!!

Non-organic

So Organic

500g Kale

£2.50

None- use price for non-organic

3 large carrots (500g)

45p

83p

1 sweet potato (400g)

51p

£1.06

1 swede (600g)

95p each

94p for 600g

1 leek (200g)

50p

£1.00

2 courgettes (300g)

54p

£1.34

2 bramley apples (400g)

60p

None- use price for non-organic

Baby vine tomatoes (200g)

£1.30

£2.10

Chestnut mushrooms (200g)

£1.00

£1.40

4 onions (750g)

75p

£1.00

Potatoes 1kg

60p

£1.50

Total

£10.24

£14.27

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