The Best Organic Produce Delivery Services in Canberra

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Claire Stewart from Arc Organics, one of Canberra’s most recommended organic produce delivery services. Photo: Region Media.

Seasonal, organic and locally-grown produce is becoming more popular– not just in Canberra but around the world.

If you’re interested in eating more organic fruit, vegetables and other fresh produce, you’ll want to make sure you have your goods delivered from the right place. Great organic food delivery services are committed to providing fresh, high-quality and affordable organic produce, delivered in a timely fashion.

In this article, we’ll outline the qualities to consider when choosing an organic food delivery service, and share where to find the best in Canberra.

What makes a great organic produce delivery service?

By choosing the right organic food delivery service, you’ll be reassured that you’ll get quality and delicious, in-season produce when you need it.

It can be helpful to keep the following in mind when choosing an organic food delivery service.

  • High-quality produce. You want organic fruit and vegetables that are fresh and high quality, not stock that’s pretty well had its day. The best organic produce delivery services quality check their food before they pack and deliver.
  • Well priced. Organic produce can be more expensive than regular supermarket produce, but that doesn’t mean you have to burn a hole in your pocket. You’ll want to check out different delivery services and compare prices.
  • Range of products. Select a service with options that meet your needs. If you’re a family, for example, you’ll need to order a larger box of produce than if you’re a single person. You might also just want to opt for vegetables, or mixed fruit and vegetables. Some organic produce delivery services allow you to customise your box. Some even have other products you can buy online with your organic food order.
  • Timely delivery. Being able to order online is convenient, but you’ll want to choose a service that delivers in a timely fashion. Explore when the organic food delivery service delivers, including days, location options and hours (some deliver after hours).
  • Bonus products. Some organic food delivery services offer free bonus products with your order, say one choice of herbs with a small box and two choices for a large box. Check out what services offer.

The best organic produce delivery services in Canberra

RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 20 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.

To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.

ARC Organics

ARC Organics

ARC Organics puts the taste back in real food, delivering certified organic fruit and vegetables at affordable prices. Owned by Claire Stewart, ARC Organics works closely with local suppliers and growers to ensure its produce is of the highest quality.

Delivery boxes of seasonally available, certified organic Australian grown fruit and vegetables come in large and small sizes, with mixed fruit and vegetables or vegetables only. Small boxes get a free choice of selected products and large boxes two choices.

A small selection of biodynamic, locally grown to certified principal products are also available to choose from.

Shop for other rotating products while online, including split yellow peas, sunflower kernels, whole peeled tomatoes, toasted muesli and some body products.

Orders need to be placed by 12:00 midday every Tuesday. ARC Organics delivers to Canberra, Queanbeyan, Royalla, Googong and Bungendore on Thursdays, 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Details for collection points for weekly pickups by rural and apartment living customers are online.

As RiotACT user Gem wrote, “Claire and the ARC Organics team have been a welcome addition to my kitchen! Wonderfully fresh food and often surprise vegetables which make me investigate new, fun, healthy recipes. A very strong recommendation from me.”

Choku Bai Jo

Choku Bai Jo offers fresh produce boxes, including a small and large organic mix of fruits and vegetables, delivered Tuesdays and Fridays. Each box celebrates what’s in season, what has been harvested and what is extremely fresh.

Michelle Falvey-Smith wrote on Google, “Just received our first veggie and fruit box and it’s amazing. Huge variety and amazingly fresh.”

Australian Organic Produce

Australian Organic Produce is a family owned business with a passion for bringing organic and wholesome produce to Canberra (Wednesday deliveries). The business began in 2019. Customers choose a minimum of one organic box (three types available), shop for the rest of needed items like milk, breads and nuts, and then Australian Organic Produce takes care of the rest.

On Facebook, Rema Issa wrote, “Produce is always fresh and is such a reasonable price for what you receive.”

Doorstep Organics

Doorstep Organics is one of Australia’s longest-running online organic food delivery services. They offer a wide range of certified organic fruits, vegetables, meat, dairy, specialty groceries, and eco-friendly household products.

Monika Kollaras wrote on Google, “I’ve been shopping with Doorstep for over 6 years and would highly recommend them! Their produce is amazing, you get weekly emails about what produce is at its best and what is out of stock …”

If you’d prefer to pick your organic produce yourself, check out our article on the best fresh food markets in Canberra. Or, if you’re keen to take the night off cooking, our article on the best food delivery services in Canberra might be helpful.

Your experience with organic produce delivery services in Canberra

Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback, if you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

Have you had experience with any of the organic delivery services listed above? If so, share your feedback in the comments below.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you shop with an organic food delivery service?
Online shopping is usually the way to go. Different services have different set ups, with most setting a deadline for their next delivery. Some services offer only organic fruits and vegetables and others non-organic produce as well as other grocery and personal products. You select, provide delivery details, and away you go.
What is an organic food box?
Most organic food delivery services have “boxes” of produce to order. The type, size and price of boxes varies. Some have veggies only, some fruit and veggies, and some herbs. Other items might also be available. Each company is different so check box menus online.
I’m only a single person. Is it worth it to order a food box?
Most organic food delivery places have small boxes for individuals and smaller families. They’re priced accordingly.
What if the quality of the produce delivered isn’t great?
Check organic food delivery service websites for quality assurance commitments. These types of services are committed to delivering fresh, seasonal produce and some promote online that they quality check before packing and delivering. If you’re not happy with your produce, you should talk to the company involved.
What if the organic food delivery service doesn’t deliver to my area?
Some services offer pick-up points at a set time or set times through the week for those outside normal delivery destinations. Details are usually listed on their websites.

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17 Responses to The Best Organic Produce Delivery Services in Canberra
Simone Dilkara Simone Dilkara 8:16 pm 08 Sep 20

ARC Organics!!!!! Never have I EVER had such amazing certified organic produce week in week out. Owner is totally committed to hunting down the best value and most delicious fruit and veggies. Great service and stonking good veggies. The website is super easy to use. The new pick a box optiion is awesome.

Sasha Je June Sasha Je June 5:19 pm 05 Sep 20

ARC organics for the win.Good food, good website and easy ordering. Also **actually** organic, unlike some others.

Marty Henri Marty Henri 8:57 am 05 Sep 20

Yes I’ve been getting my fresh fruit and veg delivered by ARC Organics for a few years now, and have never been disappointed... The produce is amazing, the website is easy to use, and the variety of extras you can buy gets my vote.

Tashi Winter Tashi Winter 8:50 am 05 Sep 20

Arc Organics are so passionate about quality, costing and communication.

Amey Bencke Amey Bencke 6:02 am 05 Sep 20

ARC Organics wins for quality, price, reliability and service. The owner even sources things we've never experienced before which is awesome.

mazzle mazzle 4:40 am 05 Sep 20

ARC Organics is awesome. Fresh, quality produce and products on time every time. And locally sourced when possible. Claire’s customer service is fantastic.

gem01 gem01 1:00 pm 13 Aug 19

Claire and the ARC Organics team have been a welcome addition to my kitchen! Wonderfully fresh food and often surprise vegetables which make me investigate new, fun, healthy recipes. a very strong recommendation from me 🙂

marty1 marty1 12:20 pm 13 Aug 19

I personally use ARC Organics.. Great choices, fresh produce and ordering on the website is easy .. Love it!! – https://arcorganics.com.au/

zllauh zllauh 4:58 pm 24 Mar 14

+1 for http://www.lostriverproduce.com.au .

I would say they are one of the best butchers in Canberra.

My 2 cents

fox fox 7:48 am 22 Nov 10

I’ve been ordering my vegetables and fruit through Darren and Elaina at Canberra Organics (http://www.canberraorganics.com.au) for about a year now and I think they’re wonderful. I normally order a seasonal fruit and vegetable pack, but you can also pick and choose from a wide range of organic vegetables, fruit and general grocery items.

I’ve also ordered a lot of meat (beef and lamb) through Lost River Produce (http://www.lostriverproduce.com.au), although they haven’t been certified organic, they don’t add any hormones or antibiotics to their produce.

Floydwafer Floydwafer 9:27 pm 21 Nov 10

Just keep your fingers crossed no one rips your vegies off you come harvest time………!

MrPC MrPC 8:36 pm 21 Nov 10

Join COGS and get your hands dirty growing your own damned organic veggies. I just rented a 30sq.m plot at Oaks Estate for $60 a year and everything’s growing very nicely.

Just about all the tools you’d need including a nice supply of tomato stakes, and various hoes, shovels, pitchforks etc are all there for anyone to use. Just dig, water, mulch, mulch, pick weeds, mulch, wait, and Bob’s your uncle.

grunge_hippy grunge_hippy 6:41 pm 21 Nov 10

http://www.vegiestoyourdoor.com.au/

dont know if they’re organic, and I’ve never used them myself, but they’re a new canberra company.

Lokita Lokita 2:58 pm 21 Nov 10

choko baiju (???spelling!!!) in North Lyneham are organic, but I don’t know if they do home deliveries

Punkmunkey Punkmunkey 11:51 am 21 Nov 10
Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 11:41 am 21 Nov 10

Delivered by a dray pulled by a horse fed on organic oats, with its waste products used for methane generation.

Lazy I Lazy I 10:51 am 21 Nov 10

I hope it’s delivered on a push bike, wouldn’t be right burning fossil fuels to get it to your door… would it?

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