Veg Box FAQ

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How can I sign up for a veg box?

You can sign up using the form here

What happens when I sign up?

You’ll get an email confirming the form has been submitted, and another confirming the direct debit has been set up. We’ll then get in touch within two weeks of your first veg box to confirm the date and provide lots of extra info, such as the day of the week your deliveries will arrive.

Can I manage my veg box subscription online?

We don’t currently have a way to log in and manage your subscription yourself, but we’re working on it and one should be in place very soon. Instead, please email us at to make any changes or for any info. We’re very helpful and friendly! To make it really easy for us, please email from the address you signed up with or include your postcode and full name, and be specific about any dates (eg. avoid “the next two weeks” and go for “orders due on 14/1 and 21/1”) as this helps us be sure we know what you mean. The deadline to let us know about changes is 9am Monday in the week you want the change to begin.

Can I pause my order?

Yes- just email us and let us know which week you’re looking to skip. If you want to pause and aren’t sure when you’ll be ready to restart, that’s OK too. Just let us know.

How do I cancel my subscription?

I’m sorry to hear that you want to- but send us an email and we’ll put the cancellation through for you.

Can I find out what’ll be in my next veg box?

Yes! It’s always detailed in our newsletter, which is posted to our website each week, and emailed out to all our active customers. You can also find the list via the veg box menu at the top of this page. Please note that as veg is an unpredictable business, the list is always subject to change.

What is the Veg Box Online Shop?

The Veg Box Online Shop is open to all veg box customers. It is run via The Open Food Network. It lets you make one-off orders of extras like bread, tinned goods, household items, and more. Your order will then be delivered with your normal veg box subscription and you’ll be charged for it with your end-of-the-month veg box payment.

If you need help using the Veg Box Online Shop, there are some instructions here.

Please note we have a 6-tin limit on orders.

How can I pay for my veg boxes?

We take payment retrospectively by direct debit at the end of each month. You will receive a statement itemising the charge before the payment is taken so you have a chance to let us know if the bill isn’t quite right.

Can I change the account I pay from?

Yes- send us an email to and we’ll help you out.

Is it just veg boxes?

No, we offer fruit bags, supplementary veg bags, and loads of extras, including milk, bread, eggs, and lots more. Scroll to the section called “extras” for more info, or take a look at the veg box price list here.

Is there a minimum order?

Yes. We have a minimum order of £8, + £2 delivery charge per weekly delivery.

Can I have my subscription on a fortnightly or monthly basis?

Yes, simply select that you’d like each item fortnightly when you sign up, or email us to switch your schedule over. Please note there can be some conflicts with the meat boxes, but we can usually find a way to make it work.

There’s something that I don’t like, or can’t eat. Can I have it omitted from my veg boxes or fruit bags?

Yes. You can have up to three items on your opt-out list for veg and three for fruit- see the list of options here. Items on the list will be replaced by something of equal value. We aren’t able to specify what it is. Please expect to see a little less variety if you have three items on your opt-out list.

Please note there will be a delay of at least a week to put opt-out items into effect, as we need the information before we do our produce ordering.

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Do I need to be home for deliveries?

Nope! Let us know of a safe place that our driver can leave your delivery. If you live in a tenement or block of flats, you can give us a key to the close so your order can be left outside your flat door. Please send keys, labelled with your name and customer number only, to our Veg Box HQ- the address is here. If you live in a house, you can leave a large, lidded plastic box outside your door to protect the veg from the elements. In the summer, consider a chill bag or insulated box.

What day will my veg box be delivered?

We deliver on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. We will let you know which day we’ll deliver to you when you sign up. We deliver according to area so we are almost always unable to change the day of the week your box is delivered.

What time will my box be delivered?

Unfortunately, we aren’t able to provide estimated delivery times, as when we get to you depends on a lot of variables: when our own deliveries arrive, how the traffic is, how many customers we’re delivering to on your run that day- even the weather can have a huge impact. This all means that it can be unpredictable and vary from week-to-week. It’s usually a safer bet to find a way to have the veg safely delivered if you aren’t in than to try to wait in for the delivery.

What packaging can I return?

We reuse the folding cardboard veg boxes and the fruit-crate boxes extras come in. We return Mossgiel Milk bottles to them- rinsed out really well please- and Ed’s Bees honey jars to the eponymous Ed. We can take back our Locavore hummus Vegware containers to be biodegraded (they can’t be put in food waste bins but can be commercially biodegraded). We also take plastic bottle tops for recycling.

I don’t live in Glasgow- can I get a veg box delivered?

Maybe! We deliver to several areas outwith Glasgow, including Edinburgh, Stirling, and Prestwick. If you’re not sure if you’d fall within the area or not, send us an email to and we’ll look into it. We’re growing all the time so if we can’t reach you just yet we might be able to soon!

Can I collect my veg boxes?

We no longer offer collections ourselves, but we sell our veg boxes via several food hubs which offer collection. Read more about them here.

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Is everything organic?

Generally speaking, yes. However, we’re currently partnering with Caldwell’s Vegetables, in Turnberry and The Free Company, in Edinburgh, as they convert to organic farming. The conversion process involves farming to organic standards for some time before the farm and its produce can be certified. Almost all of our other produce will be certified organic, with very rate other in-conversion items, which will always be specified in the weekly veg list. You can read more about how and why we’re partnering with Caldwell’s here.

How local is the produce?

For the veg boxes, we source all our produce as locally as possible. During peak season, we grow a lot of its produce ourselves on our market garden in Neilston, just outside of Glasgow. Everything else comes from elsewhere in the UK, with a lot of our produce coming from Chapel Organics in North Berwick, especially in the winter. The fruit bags and supplementary veg bags contain produce from the UK and Europe, with the exceptions of things like bananas and pineapples. Produce from overseas travels by ground transport, never air-freighted. At present, we’re including some produce from Europe in the veg boxes when necessary in order to keep them as full as possible during the hungry gap- read more about why, and what we’re doing to avoid sourcing veg from overseas, here.

How is your produce packaged?

Generally, it’s just in our reusable cardboard boxes. Where it needs other packaging, we mainly use biodegradable bags, which you can use to line your food waste bin, or put them in your compost. We also use recyclable paper bags. We try to avoid single-use plastic packaging whenever possible.

There’s something wrong with the produce I received- what should I do?

Oh no! I’m so sorry to hear that. Send us an email to, preferably within 24 hours of receipt, and let us know what the problem is so we can find our what went wrong.

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Are all the extras organic?

Almost everything we offer is organic. Exceptions are the Engevita Yeast Flakes with B12 and some bakery items.


Yes! We sell Mossgiel Milk in 1-pint bottles. It comes in whole or semi-skimmed. It’s by subscription only, so send us an email if you want some.


Yep, we have bread from Different Breid and Freedom Bakery.


We have organic Scottish eggs by the half-dozen.

Other things?

Oh yeah! We have lots of useful items we offer as extras- veg brushes, loo roll, jam, hummus. The best way to find out what we have is to browse the Online Veg Box Shop, or checking out the list here . You can also subscribe to anything on there, so send us an email if you’re interested.

Hey! You haven’t answered my question!

Sorry about that- send us an email at and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

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