Five of the best organic food boxes

Your first new year's resolution could be to eat more fresh food. With a growing number of organic veg box companies cropping up across the UK, Caroline Rhodes picks her top five


1. Riverford
This family company delivers boxes of fresh seasonal produce and locally farmed eats to households across the country through their network of sister farms. It also offers fruit and salad boxes, and its website lists recipes to suit every palate, even those on a health kick! Prices start at £8.95.


2. Boxfresh Organics
Through helping to plan crops and talk prices with growers, this company speaks to farmers in its collective on a daily basis, and covers the West Country right though to the North Midlands. Its recession-busting value organic box of is perfect for both the health and wealth conscious at just £13.49.

3. Doorstep Organics
Tending to northern English counties, this friendly, green-thinking service supports Yorkshire famers in supplying organic produce that is Soil Association approved. With mixed boxes ranging from £12, they will also refill your eco-friendly household products when your leave your empty veg box out for collection each week.

4. Northumbria Organics
The largest outfit of this kind in the north-east, this team is committed to sourcing certified organic fruit, vegetables and fresh eggs from local sources. With free delivery to Newcastle and surrounding areas, you can also try their website’s leftover veg soup as a nutritious and thrifty winter meal.


5. Sunnyfields
One of the oldest Organic businesses in the UK, Sunnyfields delivers fruit and veg boxes, specialist herbs, dairy and also a great selection of meat and poultry. It is green thinking and flexible to suit individual customers, aiming to provide high quality produce throughout the year.