The Wensleydale Organic
Vegetable Box Scheme
The organic movement is growing rapidly throughout the world and there seems
little doubt that in future most of our fruit and vegetables will be grown
organically. Organic farming basically is farming without using any
artificial chemicals whether to boost growth and production by the artificial
method of garden fertilizers or whether to control insects, fungi, bacteria and
other organisms that attack the plant or animal. Every flea has a flea on it's
back - goes the saying. The organic method is an attempt to grow in the best
possible soil and work with friendly nature to control those natural pests that
want to eat our food before we can. Organic farming is naturally more
nutritious and more delicious than artificial farming, which has swept the
world over the past fifty years.
Wensleydale Farms gives you our unequivocal guarantee that all produce sold
under our label is completely organically grown, free from herbicides,
pesticides, fungicides, nematicides, insecticides and humanicides. We do
not use any artificial chemicals like fertilizers either. We comply fully
with EU (European Union) regulations governing organic produce. We
use our own borehole water, and avoid municipal water sources. We do not
irrigate from any river or stream. By buying a Wensleydale Organic Box
you are protecting your family from contaminated food.
The Innovation of Wensleydale Organic Boxes
So many people want to buy organic vegetables directly from us, that we
have followed the fashion in Europe and Northern America of supplying
organic fruit and vegetables direct from the farm to your kitchen, on a weekly
basis so the food goes direct from the field to the family.
How the Box Scheme Works
Each week we deliver the boxes to drop off points. We also deliver
individual boxes, for an additional delivery charge of R60.00.
We grow and market a wide range of fruits, vegetables and herbs, including
everything from avocados to zucchini. Each week we select seasonal
products to make up your box. The boxes are different each week, and
within the confined of our seasons we try to make them economic yet exciting in
the kitchen and a pleasure to eat. See our Recipe page.
We will endeavour, where possible, to suit your particular preferences and
allow two substitutions per box. A recent innovation is our Special Order
scheme. For an additional R10 per box you are now able to choose your own
items which we will pack for you.
There are several options available to you: Jumbo: 16 items - R198 Standard: 12
items � R165 Medium: 9 items � R125.00 and Small: 6 items � R85.00
Forming a Group
Groups have been formed by people who live near each other, work together,
send the children to the same school, use the same community centre, or cross
paths for whatever reason once a week.
Choose the Schedule that Works for you
We deliver either weekly or bi-weekly. If you are living alone, or
eat out a lot, you may opt for the bi-weekly delivery. We also offer a
"half-box" - always a lettuce, some fruit, and two or three vegetables.
On-Line Shopping. You will now be able to access the Special Order
list from the site and place your orders online.
Payment for your boxes is monthly in advance, by bank transfer or credit
card. You will be invoiced for all extras at the end of the month,
payment for which is due with your next month's boxes. There is a R20
deposit levied on each re-useable, returnable box, which is credited to your
account once the box has been returned to us.