Veg Boxes

Our veg box subscription form is temporarily closed as we’re at maximum capacity in our current packing shed!
Please leave your contact details on the form below, and we’ll contact you in due course when we’re open for taking on new veg box customers.

We aim to be completely open to new orders by the end of August, once we’ve moved to our new, and much larger, premises.

When do we deliver?

Our delivery days are as follows:

  • Wednesday : Ayrshire, Glasgow – South of the Clyde
  • Thursday : Edinburgh North, Falkirk, Livingston, Stirling
  • Friday :  Edinburgh City Centre, Glasgow – North of the Clyde, Helensburgh

We also have the following collection points:

  • Wednesday : Our shop (from 10.30am), Lochwinnoch Heritage Farmers’ Market
  • Thursday : The Project Cafe
  • Friday : Our shop (from 10.30am)

We’re interested in setting up more collection points in Glasgow and beyond, so if there’s a group of you who’d like to get veg boxes together please get in touch!

Where does your veg come from?

We have a number of growing sites in Glasgow and East Renfrewshire. Our main growing site is Left Field Market Garden in Neilston, only 8 miles from our shop. In Queen’s Park, we run The Urban Croft and at Rouken Glen Park we have a small site with polytunnels and greenhouses. Our new growing site and Veg Box HQ is at Bellahouston Park.

The produce in your veg box is all grown within the UK. We use as much of our own produce as we can. After that, we prioritise Scottish produce, and then produce from the rest of the UK.

In your supplementary and fruit bags, the produce can either be from the UK or abroad, depending on seasonal availability. To keep food miles as low as possible, any produce from further afield is sourced from within Europe, with the exception of more exotic produce.

When you subscribe to a veg box, you’ll receive a weekly newsletter, which will include information on what’s in your veg box and where it’s from.

Your veg box through the seasons

The contents of your veg box will change with the seasons and vary week to week. If you’d like some additional inspiration, check out our Veggiepedia and join your fellow subscribers over in our online community.

Organic certification

Our veg box scheme is certified as organic by the Soil Assocation, and we list the certifying body for each item in the weekly newsletter. From time to time, we may include produce which is certified as ‘in conversion’ to organic and we will package and label this separately as per Soil Association guidelines.

Ordering additional groceries

You can order other groceries to be delivered alongside your veg box, which you can either add to your subscription or order through our online shop as and when you need them. The online shop is exclusive to veg box delivery customers, and includes store cupboard staples as well as fresh produce.

We also delivery monthly specials, and more information on them can be found here.

Payments

Our veg box deliveries are paid by monthly direct debit – we’ll send you an itemised invoice after the last delivery of each month.

Minimum order

Yes, we have a minimum order of £8, + £2 delivery charge per weekly delivery. There’s no minimum and no delivery charge for collection customers.

Deliveries

Delivery is a flat rate of £2 per week. The delivery charge reflects the true cost and makes the service sustainable financially as well as ecologically.

We don’t expect you to be home to receive your delivery. You can let us know of a safe place out of the sun that our driver can leave your order should you not be home for delivery. If you live in a tenement, and access to the close is difficult, you can give us a key to the close, so our driver can leave your order beside your flat door. Unfortunately we can’t guarantee a delivery time, as it depends on number of deliveries, traffic, weather etc.

Collections

We have a number of collection points, which you can find more information on here.

Packaging

Check out our packaging practice here.

Are the boxes good value for money? 

Our customers think so. In a survey 92% gave us at least 4 out of 5 for value! Most of our competitors prices start at £12 while our small bag is just £5.

Customer Quotes

“I’ve had a number of veg boxes/bags over the years and think the Locavore one compares very favourably. The quality is excellent and it is good value and I particularly like it that it is a local social enterprise. I’m very pleased with it and always recommend it to friends. Keep up the good work!”

“We love picking up our veg bags as they are great value for money & make us try different recipes!”

If you have any further questions please drop us an email at subscribers@glasgowlocavore.org, or call us on 0141 378 1672.