How does the Organic Box work?

I’ve shared with several of my friends here in Edmonton that we have really enjoyed getting produce delivered to us from The Organic Box. Here’s a little bit of how it works!

Choose Your Box

Every Saturday, I get an email from them that says to login to “Choose my box.” Actually, I’ve already indicated many of my preferences. I prefer the “Local First” box, and don’t like to get avocados in my box, for example. (We eat avocado, I just usually get 5 at a time from Superstore!). So they fill my virtual box in my account with fresh, in season produce. I can go on and remove items I don’t want this week and add anything I might want. For example, if I know I’m planning to roast a turkey, I usually want celery, so I might add that. They put broccoli in my box, but I know I just bought some at Costco. So I remove it from my list and select rainbow Swiss chard instead.

The window of time for changing what’s in my virtual box closes (for me) on Monday at noon. So if I forget to check what was put into the box the cutoff time, I might get some surprises on my delivery day! They do work with you and I’ve had wonderful help from the folks in the office there when I needed to add something or make a change. You can also select from grocery, frozen, meat, dairy or bakery items to add to your produce delivery. Some of our favorites we splurge on have been their milk and yogurt, cinnamon buns, BBQ sauce and fair trade chocolate. Or I might notice that they have bulk carrots on sale and add on a 20lb bag! (We did that once and it took me FOREVER to get through them!)

Delivery Day

On delivery day, I get an email when the truck has left the warehouse and is out for deliveries. Usually relatively quickly (within an hour or two), the good folks from Organic Box are at my door. If I haven’t already done so, I rush to put my empty box on the front step so they can take it away with them to use again. Then we get to open our box of goodies and decide what to add to supper!

The Organic Box has lots of great, fresh fruits and vegetables available. If you’d like to try it out, you can get $20 off your first $50 order (that’s up to 40% savings on your first order) by using this coupon code: ORGANICJOY.

Disclosure: I am a part of the Organic Box Ambassador program. I joined because we enjoy being customers and love the fresh and healthy food they provide. I am not paid for my participation, however, I do receive food credits.