I’m happy with the selection of fruits and vegetables that I’ve received thus far from The Produce Box. I’m excited to continue this service with them throughout the summer months. I am a paying customer for The Produce Box, and I am glad to share my own opinions regarding this service. I did receive a free box in exchange for an honest review.
If you follow along on Facebook, then you know that Jason and I recently embarked on our first Whole30 adventure. I’m calling it an adventure because, for us, it truly has been. We have discovered so much more about our relationship with food, and our taste buds are enjoying a wider palate of foods than we have ever liked. We’ve narrowed our diet down to three basic food groups: fruits, vegetables, and protein. The vast majority of these items that we eat daily are fresh. Yep, I’m like a regular ol’ Mrs. Patmore in my kitchen now (for those of you who appreciate a good Downton Abbey reference). Before our food and diet changes, I struggled with keeping fresh fruits and vegetables in the house. Between Jason’s crazy schedule, my work, all the kids doctors’ appointments, and running a household, frequent trips to the grocery store simply do not happen for me.
When I heard about The Produce Box, a North Carolina based produce delivery service, from my friend Mary, I was intrigued. I had heard of the company in the past, but I had never taken the leap to research them or try them out. I checked out social media for photos of others’ Produce Box deliveries so that I could get a good idea of what came in the boxes. I looked over the website at all the varieties. Then Jason and I talked it over and decided to give The Produce Box a try.
Our first box, which was a Sprouts box, had lettuce, leeks, strawberries, oranges, and kale.
Jason and I had never tried leeks before, so I took a crash Google course in how to prepare leeks. We had them for dinner, and we surprisingly liked them.
The Produce Box offers different boxes based on size and content. They also offer custom boxes (basically, where you build your own box). When I signed up, I chose the Sprouts box as my default box, which is the smallest box. Each Friday afternoon, I receive a menu via email that allows me to choose another box or stick with my default box. I can also skip weeks if I want.
The draw for me is knowing that, no matter how crazy my week has been, I can count on fresh, LOCAL produce being delivered, allowing us to always have some type of fruits and vegetables to fuel our new healthy eating plan.
If you are looking for a way to add more produce into your diet, check out The Produce Box.