Christmas Veg Boxes: What You Need to Know!

It’s time to start planning for the busiest few weeks of the year, so here’s the info you need to know about how your veg box deliveries will work over Christmas.

  • We are delivering in the week running up to Christmas, but your delivery will arrive on an earlier day than usual- we’ll be in touch soon to let you know exactly which day to expect your delivery to arrive.
  • The order change deadline for the week beginning 20th December will be 9am on 13th December. That’s a week earlier than usual, and it’s just to make sure we can get everything set up in time for the earlier deliveries. Of course we’ll do our best to help if you need to request something after this time, but we won’t be able to guarantee any order changes or pauses for that week if emailed in after 9am on the 13th, so please let us know of any pauses or changes as soon as you can.
  • The dates for the Online Veg Box Shop may also be different, but we’ll let you know in advance if so.
  • We’ll be closed in the week beginning 27th December– there will be no deliveries.
  • The boxes in the week running up to Christmas will be their normal size, so if you need extra veg to last through the week when we’re closed, or to cater for visitors, we suggest moving up a size. We’ve got estimated quantities below to help you decide.
  • If you receive fortnightly deliveries and would usually receive a delivery in the week running up to Hogmanay (that’s “fortnightly 1” on the old system, or “even weeks” in the new system), please note you’ll miss a delivery as we’ll be closed that week. If you’d like to receive your delivery a week early, please let us know by 9am on the 13th.
  • Locavore also offers a Christmas range – trees, handmade wreaths, roasting joints, goodies from our kitchen, and more. These can’t be delivered alongside your veg box. The trees can be delivered separately, and all other items are collection-only. You can find out more and see what’s available here.

Dates to Remember

13th December, 9amOrder change deadline for the week beginning 20th- email us to change veg box size, pause, or anything else taking effect that week.
Week beginning 21st DecemberYour veg box delivery will arrive earlier than usual.
Week beginning 20th DecemberThe veg box department is closed. No veg boxes this week.
Week beginning 2nd JanuaryWe’re back! Veg boxes resume as usual.

Veg Box Contents

These are the approximate contents to help you plan your Christmas week. Our contents lists are always subject to change, and this is doubly true for these, as we aren’t yet certain on availability, but this is what we expect the veg boxes in the week leading up to Christmas to look like. We’ve included weights and amounts, but these are approximate and only give an indication of what we expect to include. We will publish an updated list closer to the time.

Small Veg

Potatoes600g
Carrots600g
Parsnips500g
Onions500g
Brussels Sprouts500g

Standard Veg

Potatoes1kg
Carrots1kg
Parsnips1kg
Onions1kg
Brussels Sprouts500g
Swede1
Red Cabbage1

Large Veg

Potatoes1.5kg
Carrots1.5kg
Parsnips1.5kg
Onions1kg
Brussels Sprouts500g
Brussels Sprouts Stalk1
Swede1
Red Cabbage1

XL Veg

Potatoes2kg
Carrots2kg
Parsnips2kg
Onions2kg
Brussels Sprouts1kg
Brussels Sprouts Stalk1
Swede1
Red Cabbage1

Small Fruit Bag

Apples400g
Clementines400g

Medium Fruit Bag

Apples500g
Pears500g
Clementines500g
Bananas400g

Large Fruit

Apples500g
Pears500g
Clementines1kg
Bananas700g

XL Fruit

Apples1kg
Pears1kg
Clementines1kg
Bananas700g