Box schemes in the Bristol area with locally grown food:
Bristol farm shop (currently offline: Feb 2015)
Local veg box £13.75, Organic veg box £11.75, Organic Fruit box £10.75, Fruit & Veg box £18.75
Free delivery for orders over £10 to BS1-BS16
£5 delivery throughout the former Avon area
Bristol veg boxes
It’s an organic, local veg box delivery scheme. Based in Henbury in Bristol. Reusable packaging, Bristol pounds welcomed. Lots of produce from within 15 miles of Bristol from e.g. Leigh Court & Farringtons. Boxes are as seasonal as possible and come in three sizes – small £7, medium £11 and large £20. Fruit, eggs and other extras are also available, as are completely personalized boxes. Delivery fee. Delivery days: Tuesday (South of the river) and Wednesday (North).
Phone 0781 003 1478
The Community Farm
The Community Farm has taken over running the Better Food Company box scheme. There are a variety of boxes priced £8.50-£20.95, and this week’s box content is listed on the website. Eggs, milk and other extras can be added. Boxes are delivered to a range of ‘hubs’ in Bristol, where they can be picked up by customers. You can also join the Carrot Club for £35, which gives you a 10% discount on your order.
Leigh Court Farm
This is by far the most local box scheme for Bristol, as Leigh Court Farm is situated just beyond Leigh Woods, off the road to Portbury. The vegetables are mostly grown at the farm; much fruit comes from abroad in the winter, but they try to source as locally as they can.
£10 and £18 veg boxes, £13.50 mixed fruit & veg box, and £9 fruit box.
Boxes delivered to Bristol collection points on Thursday. Order by post/email. If you live in BS1-BS8, you can now have delivery direct to your door.
Grown by a group of farms in South Devon. Sometimes vegetables topped up with imports; a higher proportion of fruit imported, but around 85% UK grown overall when last checked.
Range of boxes from £10.45-£19.80.
Delivered to your door on Thursdays. Box contents for each week are listed on the website.
Sims Hill Shared Harvest
Like an organic veg box scheme, but run as a member-owned co-operative. Members invest in the running of the farm, and receive a share of the harvest, instead of just being customers who pay for products. Paying shares and working shares are both available. It makes a refreshing change from consumer culture, and provides its local members with quality fruit and vegetables, grown using permaculture farming methods, delivered every week to their local pick-up point.
Members also enjoy a strong bond with where their food comes from, with regular community events. Prices are comparable with other box schemes. New members welcome at any time of the year.