Food Box Project in London

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Imagine someone gathering all the produce you need for the week for you and placing it conveniently in a box to pick up, or better yet, bringing it right to your doorstep. Imagine if the items in that box were organic, local, and fresh. The Food Box Project is a project that hopes to bridge the gap between the farm and your family’s dining room table. They want to make it easier for families to access clean, wholesome and organic food, without adding to families already hectic schedules.

Each week, the Food Box Project places an order with a distributor based on the number of interested members. Once the order comes in, the Food Box Project divides the produce up equally among the ordered boxes and heads to two different locations where members can pick up their boxes. The Food Box project chooses the produce selections based on seasonal availability and nutritional variety.

Mini boxes are $30. These boxes are suitable for small families or individuals. Large boxes are $50, and these boxes are suitable for families of 3+. Mini boxes have all the same items as the large boxes, just in lesser quantity. For example, while a large box may have 8-10 peaches, a small box will have 3-5. While the box contents will vary each week, a list is always provided on the website so you are aware of what you are ordering. A list of produce that would be in the box for the week that I wrote this article was as follows:

  • mini seedless watermelon
  • blueberries
  • mango
  • yellow peaches
  • vine ripened tomatoes
  • fair trade bananas
  • strawberries
  • carrots
  • spinach
  • bok choy
  • living basil
  • green kale
  • button mushrooms
  • purple peppers
  • zucchini

The pick-up locations and times for the boxes are as follows:

Springbank Park
Springbank Gate Gazebo Parking Lot, London
Wednesdays 3pm to 5pm

Food Box Project Home Base
3535 Catherine Street, Dorchester
Wednesdays 6pm to 8pm

If you’re interested in learning more or placing an order for a box, click here.

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Caroline Ehrhardt

Caroline is a student at the University of Western Ontario currently working towards a degree in Health Promotion. Aside from her academics, Caroline is also a track and field athlete competing at the national and international level in the discipline of triple jump. She aspires to one day represent Canada at the Olympics. Her other interests include reading, writing, and dogs.

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