Veg Box by Abel & Cole
UK

Small Everyday Easy Fruit & Veg Box – £13.25

Abel and Cole is a delivery service that works directly with family farms and suppliers to provide organic, seasonal and ethically-sourced produce across the UK. Alongside a huge range of fruit, veg, meat, salad and juicing boxes (which come with recipe cards to inspire creative seasonal cooking), the company also offers an array of other groceries that can be added to each order. Boxes can be delivered on a weekly, fortnightly, monthly or one-off basis, they can be tailored to suit your family’s preferences, and you don’t even have to be at home when they’re delivered. Plus, with a minimum order value of £12.50 and a delivery charge of £1.25, the service is much better value than many of the big-name supermarkets.

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Green

Environmentally-Friendly-(large)All Abel & Cole produce is supplied in sustainable packaging wherever possible – we particularly love the cool bags, which are insulated with British sheep’s wool. Much of the packaging can also be left out for collection by your delivery driver so that it can be reused, recycled, or both. What’s more, the company takes responsible measures to reduce its carbon footprint by maintaining a ‘no air-freight’ policy. (According to the Soil Association, transporting produce by air can generate 177 times more greenhouse gas than shipping.)

Gives Back

Gives back - badgeAbel & Cole gives all leftovers to charities or farms. The company also operates ‘Farmer’s Choice,’ a non-profit fundraising initiative for schools: when parents with children at a participating school order produce boxes through the scheme, 25% of the profit is donated to the school. Over the last five years, institutions involved have raised over £1,000,000.