How to Tailor a Food Box to Fit Your Lifestyle

How to Tailor a Food Box to Fit Your Lifestyle

There are an incredible number of reasons to order a food box or food bag for your produce needs. But did you know that you can tailor your box to suit your lifestyle? Did you know that food delivery doesn’t have to be one-size-fits-all? Keep reading to find out how flexible online grocery shopping can truly be with a service like Ooooby. 4 Ways to Make Food Delivery Work for You 1. Pick Your Perfect Size When you order a produce box, you can customize it. Planning meals for one or two? Get the smallest size. Feeding a big family of five or six? Go for a large box with bigger portions and variety. On the other hand, maybe you are planning on eating out one or two days during the week, or have an event on the weekend. Or maybe you have guests coming and will need to make a larger meal than usual. In these cases, change your order to a smaller box, a larger box, or you can even choose to skip your organic delivery that week. It’s that simple. 2. Add Extras or Pantry Staples You can add delicious extras to your box whenever you like. All of these add-ons are locally selected from producers and food artisans in your area. Grab some organic eggs or soft bread rolls. Treat yourself to a bar of gourmet chocolate and some fresh, fragrant tea or coffee. Other add-on examples include dried herbs, tasty jams, pancake mix, organic juice, oil and vinegar, a variety of dried fruit, and a lot more. These extras are especially convenient when you...
3 Ways an Online Farmers Market Can Help Simplify Your Life

3 Ways an Online Farmers Market Can Help Simplify Your Life

When you want the freshest produce, local farmers shopping their wares are your best bet.  Local growers from your vicinity bring all of their best crops to area markets, and you know you’re getting fruits and veggies that are ripe and delicious as well as sustainably farmed. But out of all the options at the outdoor market, who has the best lettuce? The lushest peaches? The most fragrant, fresh herbs? What if you have to travel to a few different markets to find what you need for the week? Sometimes investing in local or organic food for your family isn’t the most convenient thing in the world. Sometimes you just don’t have time to visit the local market, especially if it’s only open on the weekends. These things can definitely get in the way of obtaining the best produce. However, there is a solution that solves most, if not all, of these problems. An online farmer’s market takes the inconvenience out of purchasing local and organic produce. In fact, food delivery can simplify your life in a number of ways. Read more and find out how. Organic Delivery: 3 Ways a Food Box Makes Life Easier 1.      It Eliminates the Produce Trip The produce aisle of the supermarket is a landscape of choices. There are mountains of fruit and vegetables, all in a rainbow of colours and varieties. In this scenario, choosing gets complicated, not to mention stressful. Plus, you don’t really know where all of that food came from. Where was it grown? Who grew it? What methods did they use? Skip the guesswork and the waffling. Get...
Why Eating Seasonally from the Farmers Market Is a Smart, Tasty Choice

Why Eating Seasonally from the Farmers Market Is a Smart, Tasty Choice

The turn of each season brings a bounty of food with it. For many, the joys of eating seasonally are wrapped up in nostalgic memories. Memories of eating handfuls of blueberries straight from the bush in summer; tasting the ripe apples of early fall; and crunching through a field to find the perfect pumpkin all come to mind. In the winter, people look forward to eating hardy root vegetables, like carrots and parsnips, and filling soups and stews during the winter. In spring, tasting the first bright strawberries, flavours dancing across your tongue, is an exciting moment to anticipate every year. Each season has its own unique flavour to enjoy and savour. There are so many delicious reasons why you should eat real, seasonal food. 4 Reasons to Eat Seasonal, Farmers Market Produce 1. Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables Are Full of Nutrients Local, seasonal, organic food sold in the vicinity doesn’t have to travel far. This means it’s picked closer to peak ripeness than produce that is shipped in from far-away places. More time on the plant means more time to absorb nutrients from the sun and soil. Nutrient-loss is much lower, too. Seasonal fruits and veggies retain their vitamins and minerals because soon after they’re picked, it isn’t long before they’re used. Industrial-grown produce, on the other hand, is picked far before it’s ripe and sits in wait on trucks, in warehouses, and on shelves before it’s actually bought for eating. During this long period, it loses a lot of those precious nutrients. 2. Eating Seasonally Saves Your Wallet Eating apples in the spring, fresh lettuce or berries...
Make Dinnertime Less Stressful with an Organic Food Box

Make Dinnertime Less Stressful with an Organic Food Box

Dinnertime is stressful enough. You have to plan out meals, buy the right ingredients, and find time to cook recipes for your whole family that are both healthy and filling. What if dinner could be more relaxing instead of a hassle? Could you simplify it? What if you could skip trips to the produce aisle, make fewer voyages to the food market, and still get fresh, delicious, organic food? If all of this sounds good, then an organic food box delivered to your door is the right answer for you. How Food Delivery Eases Stress and Simplifies Your Life Skip The Grocery Store Trips Grocery store trips can be confusing and time-consuming. Hundreds and hundreds of product labels scream for your attention in block letters. Food labels regularly make bold claims that are often misleading, such as “All-Natural,” “Contains 100% Fruit,” and “Contains Organic Ingredients.” As smart shoppers know, these are claims you can’t always trust. It’s doubly difficult to weed through the noise and find food and produce that is plain-old good for you. What all of this amounts to: grocery store trips filled with stress and hassle. This is why food boxes and food bags are so convenient. You don’t have to deal with everything that comes with a store trip, and you avoid crowds along with tough choices. Good organic food, sustainably farmed and harvested, is delivered to your door, so all you have to do is grab the essentials to make delicious, healthy meals. Avoid Confusing Choices and Simplify Your Options At the supermarket, you don’t know how long those apples have been sitting there, or...
Make an Impact in Your Community by Supporting Local and Organic Farming

Make an Impact in Your Community by Supporting Local and Organic Farming

You’re a conscious and conscientious consumer. You care about where you put your hard-earned money, and what businesses you’re supporting by handing over those bills. You care about the quality of food that you put on your table. You care about where it comes from. You care – and that’s fantastic. Here’s how you make a real difference when you show that you care about your local food system by using farmers markets and food delivery, starting with the contrast between local and industrial food systems. How Local, Real Food and Industrial Food Systems Contrast Local food is sold in the vicinity where it’s grown. It isn’t shipped hundreds or even thousands of miles to reach supermarket shelves, and it generally isn’t picked before it’s ripe. Local food is available for the local community. The farming practices for local food are different from the norm, too. Real food is picked and sold within a few days – sometimes even on the same day. It’s perfectly fresh and ripe, and it got all the time it needed on the tree, vine, bush, or plant. Local organic farming practices also mean that the land in the area is healthier. It’s tended with sustainability and energy-conservation in mind, as well as natural methods to keep pests and weeds at bay, without chemical fertilizers and pesticides. In contrast, industrial food systems are focused on profit alone. Food is shipped far and wide. It’s picked long before it’s ripe, because that way it will last longer and not spoil before it lands on supermarket shelves in produce aisles. Fields are sprayed liberally with pesticides,...