Organic Vegetables Delivered to Your Door
With the organic food movement as big as it is, it seems you can buy organic produce at every turn. But where a lot of supermarkets offer organic veggies, they are often packaged in plastic and many other un-recyclable items, and can be very pricey. Here are some options across the country for fresh veggies to be delivered to you, with minimal packaging and reasonable prices.
Harvest of Hope – Cape Town
An amazing community based initiative, Harvest of Hope buys their organic vegetables from micro-farmers in Cape Town’s townships and packages the produce to be delivered. The collection changes every week, depending on what is in season and flourishing, and can be picked up from locations all over Cape Town such as Birds Cafe on Bree, Herschel Girls School, Stark Ayres in Rosebank and The Healing Tree in Sea Point. Not only do you get superior seasonal veggies that are free from any nasties, but you also get to support a local community. Visit the website to sign up.
Think Organic – Cape Town.
Think Organic, based in Kenilworth, supplies Cape Town with fresh organic produce and free-range meat and dairy. The company initially launched as an online shop by Jamie Feldman and Natalie Coyne, after Jamie’s mom was diagnosed with cancer. Her treatment included a diet change and organic juicing and they realised the difficulty in sourcing organic produce. It was then that they set up an online shop, which became a physical shop a year later. All of the produce comes from local organic farms from all over the Western Cape – Wellington, Phillipi, Citrusdal to name a few. Think Organic offers two ‘pre-packed’ bags – family and budget packs, although customers can build their own too. The shopping is all done through their website and free deliveries take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays to collection points across the city. They also offer home and work deliveries for a small fee.
Wild Organics – Cape Town
Now in it’s eleventh year, Wild Organics are seasoned experts. They source directly from farmers and have built up many trusting relationships over the years. Their main produce suppliers are still the very same ones that they started with – a real testament to the fact that organic farming can be sustainable. They personally visit all their farmers to make sure that they meet with their requirements. They too, have convenient pick up points all over the city, and deliveries take place on a Wednesday. Visit the website to sign up.
Wensleydale – Johannesburg
A family business that was established in 1989, Wensleydale takes care of organic needs in the Johannesburg area. They offer an extensive range of dry goods, along with their fresh organic fruit and vegetables. How it works is that customers visit the website and see what is on offer for the week. There are a number of different sizes of veg packages to suit each household and they also give shoppers the opportunity to personalise their box for R10. Deliveries to collection locations take place from Wednesdays to Saturdays and for an extra R75.00 they’ll deliver to your house.
Fresh Organics – Durban
Fresh Organics set up in Assagay, Kwa-Zulu Natal, in 2013, and provide quality seasonal, pesticide and hormone-free produce from organic farmers in the KZN area. The company is highly committed to supporting the community and ensuring that customers’ money stays within the local economy. In addition to their high quality produce, they also sell heirloom varieties of vegetables from seeds that were originally planted before 1951. They also offer products across the whole organic spectrum including bakery, dairy, butchery, grocery, beauty, health, nursery and banting-friendly to name a few. They do weekly deliveries, but do not pre-pack the boxes, instead allowing customers to order exactly what they want. Simply visit the website, fill out what you’re after and have them deliver to your home.