Healthy Fresh Food Without a Trip to the Grocery Store
A few weeks ago, I received a gift from one of my clients. As soon as I published a photo of it on social media it stirred up a lot of buzz with all my friends. It was a fresh produce delivery of delicious fresh fruits and vegetables straight from the local farmers market to my doorstep.
I received many questions on my social media about how to get fresh local produce boxes delivered to their door. While mine was a gift, I’ll definitely order one again myself. I’m a big fan of supporting local farms; the produce is so fresh!
I decided to do a little research to find options for local Frisco residents who also love fresh fruits and vegetables.
How to get Fresh Harvest Produce Delivery in Frisco, TX
While searching for solutions, I found a couple of options for getting fresh produce boxes with same-day deliveries of available fruits and veggies. Some offer certified organic and non-GMO certified products; others are local farm products, and some are from local family farms in Texas using sustainable practices to reduce carbon emissions and food waste. Of course, you can always order fresh produce from one for your local grocery stores, but there is warm feeling in supporting local farmers. We talked about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) later in this article.
Fresh Produce Delivery Options
If you are looking for fresh fruit and vegetable options besides the standard grocery delivery service, we found a couple of family farm fresh produce box options that deliver in the Frisco, McKinney, and Proper areas.
Supporting Texas farmers and producers of small-batch crops utilizing sustainable practices, FarmBox Delivery offers pantry staples like fresh produce, fruit, dairy, sauces, jellies, honey, and even complete meal options delivered right to your door. Just sign up for a membership, choose your customizable farm box subscription, and set your delivery day schedule.
Farmers and producers participating with FarmBox offer farm fresh 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 produce box orders by adding items you don’t want to your ‘dislike list’ or substituting a la carte in your shopping cart.
While not everyone is eligible, FarmboxRX is a pioneering nutrition program that has been revolutionizing the healthcare industry since 2019. Farmbox RX (Formally Farmbox Direct) promotes wellness and delivers nutritious foods across America in partnership with wellness-focused health insurers. Also, you may qualify if your Medicaid, Medicare Advantage plan includes OTC Card benefits and Healthy Food Cards programs.
Those who qualify can easily order fresh produce delivery boxes including healthy cooking kits and pantry staples for delivery, all with their OTC card!
Get Hands-on with a Trip to the Farmers Market
As an alternative, consider visiting the Frisco Fresh Market if you would rather get out and “Pick Your Own” locally sourced produce. It’s been Frisco’s premier Farmers Market since 2018.
Located in the Heart of Frisco, Texas, the market is all under one roof and open rain or shine. Even bring your four-legged friend, as the Frisco Fresh Market is Pet-Friendly.
As you visit the farm stands, you’ll only find the freshest local produce and carefully prepared offerings from over 100 vendors! But, the Frisco Fresh Market is more than just a place to buy farm fresh produce. Also, enjoy family entertainment with chef demonstrations and live music. With something for everyone in a vibrant atmosphere, it’s no wonder families and friends flock here year after year to shop, eat, listen, learn, and play!
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. Then, depending on the farm, the farmer offers “shares” to the public, including a box of vegetables and other add-ons such as flowers, honey, eggs, etc.
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 with their cash flow. In addition, 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 grown.
The CSA concept is a 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 result in shortfalls from planned crops, and consumers’ shipments may be impacted. In addition, because consumers pre-pay for their shares, refunds are typically not available.
Sense of Community
CSAs have become very popular, even with the shared risk concept. While unexpected events occasionally occur, most consumers purchasing 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 would love to know! 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 Frisco, Plano, and the surrounding areas and the suburbs of Dallas. Named the “Best Realtor in Dallas” by D Magazine 16 times and a Five Star Realtor with Texas Monthly 12 times. Judi is also a Company-Wide Top Performer with Ebby Halliday, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate.