Eating Well – A Diet Blog:
January 7, 2009 6:03 P.M. Weight: 358.0 lbs.
Last year, I was taking a small vegetable box from River Nene Organic Vegetables, once a fortnight, which pretty much sorted me out for vegetables.
Then my garden started sprouting food, and I had masses of sugar snap peas and tomatoes everywhere, so I dropped the boxes. Of course, once the bounty from the garden ended, I went back to shopping at the local store, instead of doing the sensible thing and starting again.
But I liked my veggie box. Although I am not particularly concerned about buying organic, I like the fact that the veg is picked the day before delivery (two days at the max), rather than sitting in a truck or some distribution centre for days. It means it arrives fresh, keeps longer and tastes better. I also like the fact that the majority of the produce is locally grown, and thus has less food miles.
One disadvantage that friends have commented on is that you often end up with vegetables in your box that you have never cooked before. I don’t see this as a disadvantage, I see it as an adventure.
From a dieting point of view, knowing that I have a larder/fridge full of fruit and veg means I am a lot less likely to buy cheap and nasty processed food, which is also a plus.
So I have started my box scheme again, and am looking forward to my first box of 2009, on Friday.