I have often considered the idea of selling vegetable boxes from my garden. I am inspired by businesses such as Hilbarn
in Tasmania who pack seasonal, locally sourced fruit and vegetables into boxes and distribute them to their subscribers on a regular basis.
Currently I pack vegetable boxes on a very tiny scale for a small group of customers (really they are friends!) depending on what is prolific in the garden at the time. I get immense satisfaction from this and it is fun to share my excess vegetables with people who share my passion for food.
Anyone who has grown vegetables will know that it can often be a case of feast or
famine. One week I might have 5kg of excess cucumbers and the next week the patch can be a bit bare. Variety and consistency is perhaps one of the biggest challenges in the vegetable garden.
On Sunday morning after I packed this box I once again considered the idea of Shady Yards Trading vegetable boxes…another plan for the future perhaps.