Vegetable Boxes

At Grow Together Farm we supply fresh vege boxes from early November till the end of April

Our Vege boxes

What's in the box?

 

Our vege boxes consist of 8-10 different vegetable types each week which will change depending on what is in season and available on the farm.

 

We aim to always include at least one member of the onion family (eg. spring onions, garlic), a cooking green (eg. broccoli, beans, kale, silver beet), root vegetables (eg. carrots, beetroot), a herb, cucumbers and lettuce.

 

Our vege boxes are designed to provide enough veges each week for a family of 4-6, or for 2 people who eat a lot of vegetables.
 

Here is an example of a vegetable box in each season:

Spring

  • Lettuce

  • Spring Onions

  • Snap peas

  • Beetroot

  • Fennel

  • Zucchini

  • Silver-beet

  • Broccoli

  • Cucumbers

  • Carrots

Summer

  • Beans

  • Capsicums

  • Cucumbers

  • Zucchini

  • Fresh Garlic

  • Cherry Tomatoes

  • Carrots

  • New Potatoes

  • Lettuce

  • Basil

Autumn

  • Cucumbers

  • Carrots

  • Cabbage

  • Pumpkin

  • Heirloom Tomatoes

  • Eggplant

  • Spinach

  • Lettuce

  • Potatoes

  • Storage Onions

Vegetable varieties

At Grow Together Farm we grow a range of vegetables from rare heirlooms to standard favourites. We aim to choose vegetable varieties with the best flavour and nutritional quality. Each week our customers will be emailed in advance with what can be expected in their weekly vege box and a recipe idea will be provided to give some inspiration! Customers will therefore have a chance to shop for any extra ingredients in advance that may be needed to make the suggested dishes.

Why sign up for a vege box?

By signing up for our organic vege boxes you will be supporting your local organic market garden here in Ngakuru, Rotorua. By doing so you will ensure that you have continued access to locally grown, quality, fresh organic veges! As a vege box customer you’ll get first priority to all the vegetables we grow (best quality and greatest diversity). No need to worry that produce may sell out at the market or roadside stall before you get there! You’ll get to try a wide range of seasonal vegetables and also learn how to prepare/ cook them as each week a recipe (or two) will be provided to give you inspiration. Last but not least purchasing our vege boxes is a fantastic way to eat more vegetables :)

Sign Up Information

There is a minimum sign up of 20 weeks over the 25 week growing season.

We have a limited number of spaces available so please sign up ASAP to secure your vegetables for the season.

 

Payment

 

The cost of the vege boxes are $40 / week

   

   There are two payment options:

1. Bulk payment at the start of the season

2. Weekly payments paid 1 week in advance of pick up

   You can pay by either:

  • Internet banking or cash



Pickup


At our farm (755 Whirinaki Valley Road, Ngakuru, Rotorua) on Fridays from 3.30pm till 5.30pm

 

OR


Central Rotorua on Tuesdays from 3.30pm till 5.30pm

We do not pre-pack the weekly vege boxes but rather allow you to choose your own veges based on a list provided at each pick-up point. This allows choice when it comes to size and colour of some items.

We can provide you with one box to pack your veges into. This is to be brought along each week. Alternatively you can bring your own boxes, produce bags, baskets or containers to take your produce home in.

Change pick up week


If you would like to change the week in which you will be picking up your vege box you will need to contact us a minimum of 1 week before you are scheduled to pick it up (subject to availability).

If no one picks up your box we will donate that vegetable box on your behalf to Rotorua Whakaora.

 

Keen?

1. Email us if you are interested at info@growtogetherfarm.co.nz and we will send you a form.

2. Fill out the vege box sign up form and send it back to us.

3. You will receive a confirmation email with payment instructions.

4. Pay for the vege box (at least one week in advance).

5. Come pick up your vege box at your chosen location on your selected weeks.

6. Enjoy your fresh tasty organic vegetables!


For a sign up form or if you have any further questions please contact us
 

Vege Box Testimonials

"I always thought organic produce was bug-infested and not at all appealing. I signed up with Grow Together Farm not really knowing what sort of quality I was going to get. Well, I got a lovely surprise every week. All the produce was beautiful. It was always fresh and luscious with not a bug to be seen. I loved getting new veges I had never seen before and Simon always knew how best to use them. I will definitely be signing up for another season of deliciousness."

Ruth

Each week, we enjoyed the variety and high quality of the produce. The inclusion of a herb was appreciated too. The swap box was great. Loved the variety and the opportunity to try veggies that I had used before. A highlight was the Kohlrabi. Pick up was easy and seemless each week.

Angela

Jordyn, your veges were yummy!! Could totally tell they were home grown and organic as flavours were next level.

Frances

"We're so happy we found out about Grow Together Farm. Collecting the veggie box is a highlight of the family week and we can't wait to get stuck in. Supporting local and great people has a real feel good factor and the passion they put into what they do is evident in the quality and colour that come each week. Why would we ever do anything else now?!"

Rich

We have purchased Vegetable boxes for the last two summer seasons, we love the effort, freshness, & variety of supply organic veggies. Being locally grown is another great attribute & we will be continuing our support.

Paulette

"We love the vege boxes! I don't need to think about which veges to buy, the quantity or the quality. It is always spot on! It's also taught me to try different veges, learn new recipes (thanks to the recipe cards) and be receptive to new ideas. On top of all of that, I know I'm contributing to a great initiative, eating the healthiest of foods and know that the world would be in good hands if it was full of people like Simon and Jordyn."

Angie and Dick