a few weeks back a company offering home delivery of aussie grown fruit and veg came around looking to sign us up to their service. they buy direct from the farmer so the producer gets a fairer price than if they were selling to one of the big wholesalers (or perhaps even worse, one of the supermarkets in the duopoly we have here) and the customer gets fresher goods.
it's a win all round from a financial point of view and i love it because it saves me shopping time. we get a $35 fruit & veg box every wednesday arvo and while it is possible to make a customised order i rather like to just accept the box of seasonal produce that they put together. i don't know what i'll get week to week so it's a bit of a lucky dip. last week we got ruby red grapefruit in the box, i would never have bought them myself and i also never would have seen their glorious colour. (i think i fancy a ruby grapefruit coloured silk shirt or dress..........)
they also deliver a lovely fresh sourdough, milk, eggs and the best apple juice around.