About Veggie Boxes
Veggie boxes Are currently fully subscribed.
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Our produce is available to local households through a limited number of veggie box subscriptions, running from mid-spring to late winter. Pick up is on Tuesday afternoons at the Southern Otway Food Coop in Apollo Bay, between 3.30 and 5.30pm, or from the farm gate in Marengo by arrangement.
Subscriptions can be weekly or fortnightly, and two sizes are available:
$30 box – about right for 2 people or 1 very enthusiastic veggie eater
$45 box – for a larger household that enjoys cooking at home
How it works
Boxes are paid for a week or fortnight in advance with cash or direct deposit. You can also pay in one or two month blocks if you prefer.
You can pause your subscription with a week's notice, at pickup. No late cancellations are accepted but you are always welcome to gift your veggie box to another household. We encourage you to find a friend to take on your subscription while you are on holiday if possible.
In general, we don't customise the boxes but let us know if someone in your household can't or won't eat something and we'll do our best to find a substitute.
What's in the box?
Each week the box contains a selection of 8-12 different veggies, all started from seed and grown using organic methods at The Green Acre market garden in Marengo. Almost everything in the box is harvested on the morning of pick-up day.
This is 100% local, seasonal, fresh, nutrient-dense produce.
Each week's box is a little different. In spring you can expect lots of leafy greens, onions and leeks, and quick-growing veggies like radishes and baby turnips. Our summer harvests include more fruiting crops like tomatoes, peppers, and zucchini. In autumn and winter all the root crops are available along with pumpkins and lots of brassicas. We aim to include plenty of staples like onions, carrots, and lettuce, as they become seasonally available.
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a great way to:
support a local farmer by buying direct and in advance
support a farmer growing a diverse mix of crops, instead of a monoculture
source food grown with care for the soil and wider ecosystem, and without synthetic fertilisers and pesticides
reduce refrigeration, packaging, and transport footprints significantly
eat food that is truly fresh and full of vitality and flavour
Grown in Apollo Bay, in-season, healthy, and delicious!