Eat healthy without a trip to the grocery store
A few weeks ago, I received a gift from one of my clients that stirred up a lot of buzz after I posted a picture of it on social media. It was a box of beautiful vegetables and fruit– straight from the farmers market to my doorstep.
I received many questions about how others could get fresh produce delivered to their door. While mine was a gift and I do not know the farm origin, I decided to do a little research to find options for local Frisco residents who love fresh fruit and veggies also.
How to get farm-fresh produce delivery in Frisco, TX
While searching for solutions, I found a few options for getting fresh produce deliveries. Some offer all organic and non-GMO certified products; others are grown locally, and some are from Texas farmers using sustainable practices.
Locally-Sourced Produce Delivery Options
If you are looking for fresh fruit and vegetable delivery options, we found a few solutions that deliver in the Frisco, McKinney, and Proper areas.
Supporting Texas farmers and producers of small-batch crops utilizing sustainable practices, FarmBox Delivery offers produce, fruit, dairy, sauces, jellies, honey, and even meal-kits delivered right to your door. Just sign up for a membership, choose your customizable farm box, and set your delivery schedule.
Farmers and producers participating with FarmBox offer products that are in season and up to quality standards for inclusion into FarmBox boxes. You set your delivery schedule based on weekly, every other week, or one-time a month. You can customize your orders by adding items you don’t want in your ‘dislike list,’ or make substitutions in your shopping cart.
Farmbox Direct offers locally-sourced, organic, and natural products with a similar subscription-style service. Set up your membership and select your delivery frequency, box size, and any customizations. Then, each week, FarmBox Direct sends out an email with the harvest selections for next week’s delivery. At that point, you access your account to customize further or make additional add-on purchases.
Fresh Harvest Produce Delivery
As a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, many local restaurants had to shut their doors. Three of these local restaurants started working together to find a solution for delivering fresh produce during the pandemic so residents could maintain their healthy eating habits. And so, the owners of Biscuit Frisco, Barbec’s and Starwood Café McKinney launched Fresh Harvest Produce Delivery.
Currently, Fresh Harvest delivers fresh produce weekly to Frisco, Plano, and McKinney, Texas. Each week, they offer a box (feeds 4-6 people) of fresh vegetables, fresh fruit, or a combination box for $40, which includes delivery by one of their staff members. No subscription or membership is required. Just go online and pick your box, then wait for delivery either the same or the next day.
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
CSA farms offer local consumers a way to buy local, seasonal fruits, vegetables, and other items directly from a farmer using a subscription-based program. The farmer offers a certain number of ‘shares’ to the public, which consist of a box of vegetables plus other add-ons available such as flowers, honey, eggs, etc. depending on the farm.
Consumers who purchase a ‘share’ receive a box of seasonal produce each week during the farming season. CSAs help out farmers because they offer these shares and receive payment early in the growing season, which helps out their cash flow. Consumers benefit by receiving farm-to-doorstep fresh products at reasonable prices. Consumers also enjoy visiting the farm during the growing season to meet the farmers and see where their food is being grown.
The CSA concept is one of shared risk, as the consumer buys the shares at the beginning of the season. While farmers do their best to fulfill perfect deliveries, sometimes bad weather or other unfortunate mishaps can end up in shortfalls from planned crops, and consumers’ shipments may be impacted. Because consumers pre-pay for their shares, refunds are typically not available.
Sense of Community
CSAs have become very popular over the years, even with the shared risk concept. While the unexpected event occasionally occurs, most consumers who purchase from CSAs have a ‘we’re in this together’ mentality that builds a bond between farmers and their local community.
The best way to find a CSA near you is to visit LocalHarvest and utilize the drop-down menu to find a CSA farm in our area.
Do you know of other locally sourced, fresh produce delivery options? We’d love to hear from you – join us on Facebook #FreshProduceDelivery and tell us your favorites.
About the Judi Wright Team
Judi Wright/The Judi Wright Team is a real estate group specializing in the suburbs of Frisco, Plano, and surrounding areas. Named the “Best Realtor in Dallas,” by D Magazine thirteen times and a Five Star Realtor with Texas Monthly eight times. Judi is also a Company-Wide Top Performer with Ebby Halliday, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate.