Meal delivery kits have been all the rage in recent times, but for those who still want some flexibility in their weekly menu, meal kits and recipe boxes can be a little limiting. Getting produce boxes delivered to your home is a great way to get the best of both worlds. You’ll be able to save time and money on your weekly groceries, but you’ll also be able to be creative with how you want to use them! Here are just 5 reasons to look into signing up for a grocery or produce box delivery service this year.
1. Save time
After a long day at work, the last thing you want to be doing is making a trip to the supermarket. After-work supermarket trips can be chaotic, so why do it if you don’t have to? When you sign up for a produce or grocery box, you’ll receive everything you need for a healthy and nutritious week of meals right at your doorstep. Say goodbye to stressful self-checkouts and slow-moving queues.
The best part of home produce and grocery delivery is the flexibility. You can opt for daily, weekly, or fortnightly delivery. If some weeks are busier than others, that’s no problem at all. At Jim’s Home Fresh Deliveries, we have a Delivery Scheduler to help you organise exactly when you want to receive your deliveries and where.
2. Save money
We’ve all been there: you do a mid-week grocery run with the best intentions of only picking up the absolute essentials, and find yourself coming home with a bunch of things you don’t need. Supermarkets can be tempting places. It’s hard to stay on track and to keep to a budget when you’re walking down multiple aisles and getting inundated with thousands of different products and special offers.
Ordering grocery or produce boxes is a great way to save some extra cash and keep on top of your weekly or monthly spending. You can control exactly how much money you spend, which makes grocery shopping so much easier from a budget perspective.
Another advantage of grocery and produce boxes is that they help to control the amount of times you eat out on a weekly basis. If you’re guilty of too many midweek takeaways, then opting into a grocery delivery service could be a great way to cut-down on your weekly takeaway bill. If you’ve got a fridge full of healthy and fresh food, you’ll be much more likely to stay on track with your weekly meal plan and to save the eating out for weekends and special occasions. You might be surprised at just how quickly those dollars can add up!
3. Keep healthy
Grocery and produce delivery boxes make healthy eating super easy and accessible. You’re more likely to reach for that piece of fruit over a bag of lollies if that piece of fruit is readily available. At Jim’s Home Fresh Deliveries, we take the thinking out of healthy eating. Everything you need for a week of healthy and nutritious eating will be right inside the box. Best of all, our produce is super fresh and seasonal as it comes straight from our local farmers.
For those with kids, fruit and veg boxes are a great way to introduce children to a variety of different foods. When the box gets delivered to your doorstep, you could take it as an opportunity to introduce your kids to different colours and different types of fruit and veg. They’ll be more inclined to eat their fruit and veg if they’re excited and curious about them!
4. Support small farmers
Produce and grocery delivery boxes are a great way to support smaller, local farmers and bakeries. When you buy your produce from local suppliers, you’ll likely receive goods that are both higher in quality and more affordable than supermarket equivalents. Buying and supporting local also means that you’re accessing produce at its peak, as the goods haven’t been sitting in storage for weeks on end.
In the age of COVID-19, local farms and businesses need your support more than ever. Farms and small grocers traditionally rely on places like farmer’s markets for income. Think of a grocery or produce delivery box as a way of bringing the farmer’s market to your home. You’ll be able to sample the best of your local area without even having to leave your kitchen!
5. Better for the environment
Did you know that Australians waste around 7.3 million tonnes of food every year? That’s equivalent to about 300kg per person! Not only is food wastage super unethical, it also has detrimental effects on the environment. According to the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, food waste accounts for more than 5% of Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions. Ordering home delivery produce boxes is a great way to cut down on your household’s waste. You’re less likely to overbuy when you’ve ordered a fixed amount of fruit and veg at the start of each week. It’s a small measure to take, but it has significant, real-world consequences on the environment.
Jim’s Home Fresh Deliveries also strives to be carbon neutral. We do our best to be environmentally responsible and sustainable across all of our operations. We ensure that our local produce stays in the inventory cycle for as little time as possible, so that we can cut down on waste and so that our customers receive the freshest produce available. Since your produce is being delivered to you in a box, you’ll also be able to cut down on the amount of plastic packaging you use. It’s a win-win for everyone.
Grocery and produce delivery services are a great way to save time and money. Not only that, they’re great for the environment, great for local businesses, and great for your overall health. If you’re looking for a sign to give grocery and produce boxes a try this year, this is it! Visit Jim’s Home Fresh Deliveries today to order your first box.
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