Buying seasonal fresh fruit and vegetables is obviously sensible, but not many of us want to drive to an early morning market to get cheap prices. Nascent co-op service HarvestHub offers an interesting alternative approach, letting you collect a weekly delivery of fruit and vegetables from a local co-ordinator The scheme is pretty simple. You sign up and specify a weekly order size ($15 for small, $25 for medium, or $35 for large). Once a week at a set time, you pick up your order from your local 'hubster' (a volunteer who receives the deliveries from HarvestHub). What's supplied varies each week based on what's in season and well-priced.
Signing up costs $25, but you can trial one box before paying to make sure the service suits your needs. You can't customise your order, but you can specify a list of five items you never want to see in your box.
HarvestHub is currently limited to a small group of suburbs in northern Sydney, but plans to expand. If you've got another favourite service for fresh food, share it in the comments. Thanks Di!