Having tried a few of the national veg box schemes, it never occurred to me to seek out a company around the Brighton area. And Fin and Farm are just that; a small company who have grown from supplying commercial kitchens to domestic over the last 8 years. It makes sense to source as local as possible, especially with all the farms and food producers just on or past the Sussex Downs.
As well as fruits and vegetables, they also supply Sussex meats (and charcuterie made with it), local eggs, cheese and milk, soft drinks, raw Sussex honey, oils and treats.
But the core boxes (available as fruit, juicing, salad or vegetable) are a good place to start. I received the Medium veg box (£12 - feeds 2-3) which had a good variety included. Sometimes the veg boxes try too hard and you end up wasting a bit with obscure items. You need some basic staples every week (carrots, potatoes, onions, salad and the like) as well as some highlights. The box was perfect for that, and actually, I didn't waste a single thing.
- Bunched carrots
- A couple of leeks
- 3 small red peppers
- A pack of mixed stir fry leaves
- Spring greens
- Bunch of beetroot
- Two small round head lettuce
I was sent these products to review, words and opinion, as always, are my own.