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Fresh vegetables delivery trial

By jtsmith0101 - 2 April 2013 24

Vege Box

Hello Canberra,

Some of you already know me. I’m James, founder of MetroFarms Pty Limited (MetroFarms), a new Canberra-based company.

MetroFarms will be Canberra’s new local farm and we seek to set a new standard for sustainable farming in Australia.

If vegetable flavour and nutrition matter to you and your families, you want vegetables to be their absolute freshest and you want a true local alternative to major supermarket vegetables farmed who knows where, then speak up now!

In the near future, MetroFarms will farm, package and deliver the freshest vegetables direct to your door. But first, we need to start our proof of concept operations and trial our vegetable offerings and delivery services with real customers.

Why choose MetroFarms?
– We will farm our vegetables under controlled conditions all year round
– Our standard for fresh vegetables: Harvest to your home in 3 hours, all grown in Canberra
– Our farming methods are pesticide free and sustainable

To participate in the market trial at proof of concept stage, you must:
– Live in Canberra or a surrounding suburb
– Be willing to leave feedback on vegetable selection, quality and convenience
– Like the idea of truly fresh and tasty vegetables delivered direct to your door

metrofarmsaustralia@gmail.com today!

RiotACT’s Jazz sits on Metrofarms Advisory board

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Fresh vegetables delivery trial
caf 5:25 pm 04 Apr 13

Pitchka said :

460cixy said :

Good idea where about,s in Canberra are these veggies being grown?

why, you wanna go at it with a whipper snipper?

Well, no self-respecting northsider would ever eat an inferior southside carrot, would they?

Ben_Dover 3:48 pm 04 Apr 13

kea said :

I tried to find a website for these guys, but seemingly none exists. Need more info.

Why not change your thinking and plan a menu around what you get instead of shopping for what you plan.. Or is Tuesday night lasagne night, uncompromised.. hehe

Did you not actually read what I wrote? I tried one of these schemes back in Blighty, I stuck with it for the best part of a year. After a while you I ran out of “creative” methods of using the same, (eg. spinach,) ingredient and the taste of it becomes wearisome. It also becomes wasteful, as what is delivered will be left unused due to being over familiar. I’m not saying this is a bad scheme, I ‘d just be interested in seeing how they will deliver variety.

Ps. I can’t stand lassagne.

Madam Cholet 3:30 pm 04 Apr 13

kea said :

Madam Cholet said :

Ben_Dover said :

Would like to know about the intended selections/range of choice available first.

I had a similar experience back in Blighty, started off good, but fund myself bored with getting the same stuff week in week out, “in season.”

My reason for not using these services is that you get what is picked rather than being able to choose. Not saying we should be able to buy mangoes in Winter, but at the same time I don’t want bucket loads of something if we don’t eat them.

I tried to find a website for these guys, but seemingly none exists. Need more info.

Why not change your thinking and plan a menu around what you get instead of shopping for what you plan.. Or is Tuesday night lasagne night, uncompromised.. hehe

As much as I love lasagne, particularly my own, no, Tuesday or any other night is not dedicated towards any specific meal. We only ensure that we eat two fish, one vego and mainly white meat on the other days if I am unable to persuade Monsieur Cholet into another vege meal!

My point though was that, for example, we wouldn’t really eat avocados so would have no reason to buy them. Quite happy to work around seasonally available, but not going to force feed myself or waste money on things I detest. Everyone of a certain age will remember the gut wrenching feeling of having to eat something at school that they didn’t like. Peas in my case!

poetix 3:01 pm 04 Apr 13

This really sounds like my sort of thing. I eat mostly vegetables these days.

Does it include fruit?

kea 3:00 pm 04 Apr 13

Madam Cholet said :

Ben_Dover said :

Would like to know about the intended selections/range of choice available first.

I had a similar experience back in Blighty, started off good, but fund myself bored with getting the same stuff week in week out, “in season.”

My reason for not using these services is that you get what is picked rather than being able to choose. Not saying we should be able to buy mangoes in Winter, but at the same time I don’t want bucket loads of something if we don’t eat them.

I tried to find a website for these guys, but seemingly none exists. Need more info.

Why not change your thinking and plan a menu around what you get instead of shopping for what you plan.. Or is Tuesday night lasagne night, uncompromised.. hehe

kea 2:58 pm 04 Apr 13

Deref said :

Mrs Deref and I probably don’t use enough veggies to participate in the trial, but it sounds like a great idea. Good luck with it.

You couldn’t get through a box of veggies? Depending on the volume, I’m probably looking at getting 2 boxes per week.. We go through a lot of veggies in this house.. (2 adults, 1 child)

kea 2:55 pm 04 Apr 13

Awesome. I’m in 🙂

EvanJames 1:27 pm 04 Apr 13

Wow, what an operation, very impressive. I’m sure this’ll get off the ground, people should be jumping on it (I grow my own stuff and follow the seasons).

460cixy 1:05 pm 04 Apr 13

Pitchka said :

460cixy said :

Good idea where about,s in Canberra are these veggies being grown?

why, you wanna go at it with a whipper snipper?

Not at all I’m no extreme green. I’m just curious As to where about,s around town a set up of this scale would be se up

Madam Cholet 12:43 pm 04 Apr 13

Ben_Dover said :

Would like to know about the intended selections/range of choice available first.

I had a similar experience back in Blighty, started off good, but fund myself bored with getting the same stuff week in week out, “in season.”

My reason for not using these services is that you get what is picked rather than being able to choose. Not saying we should be able to buy mangoes in Winter, but at the same time I don’t want bucket loads of something if we don’t eat them.

I tried to find a website for these guys, but seemingly none exists. Need more info.

Deref 11:54 am 04 Apr 13

Mrs Deref and I probably don’t use enough veggies to participate in the trial, but it sounds like a great idea. Good luck with it.

Pitchka 11:42 am 04 Apr 13

460cixy said :

Good idea where about,s in Canberra are these veggies being grown?

why, you wanna go at it with a whipper snipper?

Ben_Dover 11:34 am 04 Apr 13

Would like to know about the intended selections/range of choice available first.

I had a similar experience back in Blighty, started off good, but fund myself bored with getting the same stuff week in week out, “in season.”

460cixy 10:14 am 04 Apr 13

Good idea where about,s in Canberra are these veggies being grown?

curlylocks 11:42 pm 03 Apr 13

Have sent an email James.

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