This winter, I’m testing out a few CSA and produce delivery companies in Auckland. I have already tried Foodbox.co.nz and now I am trying is Naturally Organic. Naturally Organic is a market based in Albany, Auckland and their produce boxes are only a small part of what they offer.
Unlike other companies that have a set delivery day, Naturally Organic offer 6 day delivery. Check their website out for specific details for your area, but I can order up to 7 days in advance and get same day delivery Monday to Friday if I order by 9.30am.
Our first Two Person Box was overwhelming and the One Person Box wasn’t really enough so this round I requested the Two Person Box with more vegetables than fruit. Unfortunately, this didn’t happen and once again we received heaps of fruit. 44 pieces of fruit!
As before the produce is of excellent organic quality and the box was huge but felt a bit empty. I ordered some chicken this week and these were were individually wrapped in newspaper with ice packs.
- Silverbeet (swiss chard) x 1 large bag
- Red cabbage x 1/2
- Crown pumpkin x 1/2
- Leek x 1
- Kiwifruit x 9
- Royal Gala apples x 12
- Navel oranges x 6
- Bananas x 9
- Winter Nellies x 8
- Free range chicken frames (2kg)
- Free range chicken drumsticks (1kg)
The most interesting thing in the box
Nothing exciting in this box.
I like the size of the Two Person Box but will have to do something about the fruit / vegetable split. This week’s box was 25% vegetables and 75% fruit. 44 pieces of fruit compared to 4 kinds of vegetables is really uneven. Because of this, we have to buy vegetables from the supermarket which defeats the purpose of getting produce delivered. Maybe requesting no oranges in exchange for more vegetables would work?
CSA Link Party
If you are interested in CSA and like to see what other people around the world are getting each week in their boxes, please check out at the weekly link party What’s In The Box over at Heather’s blog In Her Chucks.
Note: This box was paid for by my hard earned money. This is an honest review, not an advertisement.