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Wednesday, February 22, 2006

REVIEW: River Nene Box Scheme

Cross-posted from Hippyshopper and updated.

Mrs Hippy & I are going to be checking out and reviewing local box schemes over the next few months.

We know we will pay above supermarket prices with box schemes but we figure that we will get better organic produce and it sustains local ethical farmers.

We intend to try as many as possible over the coming months and then pick the one that suits us best for a long-term relationship.

First up was River Nene. The online ordering process could not have been easier. The order arrived last week as promised.

The boxes looked superb and we were very excited by their arrival.

We scored them based on price, produce quality (lovely looking avocados and extra points for genuine mud), variety (even got ginger beer mmm), packaging (lost points for carrots in a plastic bag), service (ordering online could not have been easier and they give you a free seasonal produce guide) and extra points for the nice friendly delivery guy.

River Nene scores 8/10 9/10 (turns out the plastic bags are biodegradable).

Have been enjoying loads of local organic fruit and veg all week long.



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