May 20, 2020 - Read More: 7 Farm Fresh Produce Boxes to Get Veggies on Your Doorstep |
Major food-delivery services like Instacart and Amazon Prime are struggling to keep up with the demand for grocery delivery services amid the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving consumers to turn to alternate sources to get fresh fruits and veggies. Thankfully, farm delivery services and community-supported agriculture (CSA) are stepping up to keep people fed. Here are seven of the best farm produce boxes to get fresh fruits and veggies delivered to your doorstep so you can cook healthy vegan meals at home.
As we observe quarantine and social distancing, it’s the perfect time to shift to ordering directly from farms who are suffering from a severe disruption in their revenue sources. Farms rely on farmer’s markets and restaurant orders for much of their business. Supporting local farms during these turbulent times is critical to keep their small businesses alive.
When you order fruits and vegetables directly from the source, the quality and level of safety will be better. You'll get the best of what's in season—which is the healthiest food available. Eating seasonally and locally will also save you money. Typically, when you buy food that's in season or at the peak of its supply, it tends to cost less for farmers to harvest.
Local items have touched fewer hands and have a shorter distribution cycle making it more ethical as well. Foods from local growers may contain fewer or no chemicals, as small farms tend to use fewer chemicals as a whole.
Raw Generation Produce Box sources nutrient-packed vegan produce from farms and delivers 25 pounds of fresh, seasonal fruits or vegetables right to your door. The insulated boxes are delivered without contact to every state, with free delivery offered to over 20 eastern states.
The fruit box currently includes a variety of red apples, green apples, avocados, bananas, cantaloupe melon, grapefruit, lemons, limes, oranges, and pineapple. The vegetable box includes an array of avocados, brussels sprouts, baby carrots, whole carrots, cauliflower, corn on the cob, cucumbers, garlic, red onions, white onions, green peppers, red peppers, yellow peppers, potatoes, sweet potatoes, yellow squash, and zucchini.