Click on the link above and this will redirect you to our Oooby site. It will all be fairly self explanatory from there but in a nutshell:
You need to order by midday on a Tuesday for delivery or collection the following Tuesday.
You can get your box delivered to your door if you are within the delivery area or pick it up from one our collection points.
You can set up a subscription for every week, every other week or as a one off. It is easy to set up a pause if you are away for any period of time but remember that you need to give us at least one weeks notice.
There are now 3 box sizes available - Standard (£20), Medium (£12.50) and Small (£8) and you can get it delivered to your door (£1.80) or collect from one of our pick up points (free).
Deliveries happen between 2pm and 5pm.
Collections from Sale are from 3pm until 10pm.
Collections from Trafford and Levenshulme are between 5pm and 9pm.
Starting Autumn 2023 we will be selling direct to the public via our Veg Box Scheme. We have got 3 box sizes available now - details are above. As soon as we have the capacity we will be introducing swaps and adding extra items.
The reason we have a week between ordering and delivery is so that we are not ordering more produce than we need to satisfy orders which will go to waste and saves money. It also means farmers and growers, including us, know in advance how much we will need to be harvesting on a particular week so they/we have the opportunity to sell any excess elsewhere, reducing waste.
We cannot grow everything that will be needed in a Veg Box and therefore we will have to buy some produce in. We are very lucky to have on our doorstep Organic North Wholesalers from whom we will be sourcing the majority of the produce we buy in.
Because the Veg Box is a new venture and we still have commitments to our wholesale customers it may take a growing season or 2 to redesign our crop plan to meet the needs of the Box Scheme as it grows and evolves. We are hoping that within a couple of years to be supply 80%-90% of the box contents from our site during the summer time.
We aim to use as little plastic as possible. In some cases, especially where leafy produce is concerned, plastic is unavoidable - leaves do not last long without it. More information on this and why we currently don't use will be forthcoming as it is an important issue (when some gets round to writing it!)
All produce will be as seasonal and local as possible. By local we mean the UK as there are just not enough growers in the north west to supply everything needed for a veg box. Occasionally, we will get produce from Europe but the aim is keep this as limited as possible.
Our prices are based on what it costs us to produce our veg or what other growers/farmers/wholesalers charge us for their veg. We never haggle or try to get veg cheap and we always pay our suppliers on time. We will never make claims on being cheap or competitive on price or compete with supermarkets. High quality veg costs more to produce and high quality veg from a market garden, where all the labour comes from people costs more due to the fact that physical labour is expensive when compared to using machinery. The prices we charge mean we can make a living and hopefully our suppliers can too. It also means we can farm in a way that has as little impact on the environment as possible.
If our box scheme isn't quite what you are looking for then you might want to try a box from another scheme in the local area some of which we supply on a regular basis. There are also local shops that do a great range in local organic produce so if a box is not your thing but you want to try local organic veg then you might want to check one of them out instead:
Join Greater Manchester's organic box scheme that supports local organic growers to make a living, by providing you with fresh, delicious healthy food that doesn't cost the earth.
Foodlife Doorstep Deliveries is a small, family run organic fruit & vegetable box scheme which has been delivering fresh organic food in the South Manchester / Stockport / North Cheshire area since 1995.
A thriving worker-owned grocery, twice named Best Food Retailer at the BBC Food & Farming Awards with a stunning selection of affordable, wholesome food, ecological household goods & lots more.
A traditional greengrocers in the heart of Sale’s Stanley Square. It's a lovely little shop. Ashbys also run a box scheme.
Boxed Green Company provide seasonal, organic boxes delivered to your doorstep. The boxes include cooking staples, for example, potatoes and carrots and fruit bowl favourites of apples and pears and little specialities that you may have never tried or even heard of. Their boxes come in three sizes, so no matter what your culinary expectations are, there is a box to suit all!
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