I’ve posted before about organic delivery services, which are a great option in addition to CSAs and farer’s markets for getting convenient local produce.This week I sampled a box from Suburban Organics, an East Coast certified organic produce delivery that’s been around since 1997.
The great thing about this service is there is no membership fee and no commitment required. You just pick your desired box size and receive seasonal, customizable assortments at your door each week. Brilliant.
For only $25, we received in our “Little Box,” local red kale and romaine lettuce; U.S. organic red potatoes, corn, apples, zucchini, and plums, and international organic kiwis and bananas.
I don’t love buying international organic for various reasons including the carbon footprint, but I can’t help eating bananas all year round despite the fact that they grow here never.
I think Suburban Organics is the best price I’ve found for the convenience of an organic and/or local delivery service. By comparison, my current CSA share is about $33 per week and I have to shlep a few blocks out of my way to pick it up. It’s also not all certified organic, though it is all local and supports an awesome urban farm – thereby lies the eternal dilemma of organic versus local when you can’t have both!
It’s a nice problem to have when you can’t pick your favorite produce delivery – it’s fantastic to see so many options popping up in my area. But if price, door to door delivery, and organic certification are your top priorities, I don’t think you can beat this one.
Receive$10 off your first delivery with code “Paige Wolf”