Thinking out of the box

2013-11-28 00:00

モIT feels like I receive a gift each time a box arrives,ヤ says Kim Ward about her weekly order of organic vegetables, which usually arrives together with flowers, a recipe or two and tags inscribed with uplifting words.

Many discerning consumers are turning to the old-fashioned vegetable-box system instead. Usually, this involves a person or co-op supplying a variety of seasonal produce, which is delivered or gathered together for collection on a regular basis. And itï¾’s no longer just about veggies. Some schemes allow customers to choose from a list of products that may include meat, eggs, dairy and even branded items from a shop. In the UK, the Soil Association reported this year that box schemes and home deliveries are growing, as people choose convenience and expanded ranges over what supermarkets can provide. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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