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AUSTEN'S PREMIUM Veg Box Co. 

Delivering exclusively to the Medway Towns...

In October 2015 we began delivering our first fruit and veg boxes using the same locally sourced produce we sell in our award winning farmshop, Austen's of Rochester.

 

Now, over 3 years later, we're busier than ever delivering great tasting boxes to the people of Medway through our veg box business Austen's Premium Veg Box Co. 

Veg boxes have become a massive industry with over £160 million spent each year in the UK and for good reason. The desire for good healthy farm produce has grown rapidly and increasing numbers have grown tired of tasteless and insipid supermarket fruit and vegetables, grown for price and shape rather than flavour. There's something very pleasing about receiving a box full of fresh produce delivered to your door that the whole family can enjoy.

Unfortunately, as some of the giants and leaders of the industry have become bigger and bigger, with some preparing up to 30,000 boxes per week, many problems have arisen. It's impossible to maintain any form of quality because the sheer volume of scale means produce is often, but not always, several days old when you receive it making it insuperior and often past its best. Produce that would otherwise be bought in the UK is often brought in from abroad to satisfy volume or you often simply don't get what you've asked for or are expecting because there isn't enough available. The increasing use of franchises and agencies to pack the boxes means quality control is nowhere near as good as it could be and literally thrown together to meet deadlines and targets. The farms used are rarely local to you as it comes from different parts of the country and, if it is local, only one or two of the items in your box will be. It will also invariably have travelled hundreds of miles before it reaches you having been on the van for anything up to 2 days. 

There are many smaller, more local veg box companies doing a fantastic job and we implore you to pay more consideration to using them, eat local and support local farms.

 

Below are some of the things that make us different:

* A high level of the seasonal contents in our boxes is local produce sourced from Kent farms. We're not adverse to providing popular staples such as citrus fruits and bananas etc because we all like them, but our boxes are very focused on local and seasonal produce.

* The maximum distance any of the local produce in our boxes will have travelled is 25 miles. Some we collect ourselves and some is delivered directly to us fresh daily.

* Every single item in our boxes is fresh in on the day it's delivered to you, most of our local seasonal produce has often been picked only the day before. Making our boxes as fresh as you will find anywhere.

* Every single box is packed by hand by Austen's staff at our award winning farmshop on the day it is delivered to you. It undergoes two inspections before it leaves which minimises the chance of insuperior produce being sent or mistakes being made. We of course are only human and we will rectify any errors immediately.

* The veg box pictures used on our website are of actual real live boxes that we have delivered recently and were taken prior to the boxes being sent. Not glossy pictures of artificially overflowing boxes that look great on the website but in reality bear no resemblance to what you receive.

* Our portion sizes are very generous and we carefully plan what goes into our boxes each week and always ensure there is a good variety of types, colours and nutritional mix avoiding repeating exactly the same contents each week.

* Every week we include both a savoury and sweet recipe selected by us which uses some of the contents of your box (available for download on this page). We also provide storage information to ensure you get the maximum life and value from your food, as well as confirming which parts of Kent your food has come from.

 

* We offer the ability to swop the odd item from time to time for something else of similar value, typically we offer one item per small box and two items per medium and large boxes if required.

* Refrigerated delivery is provided.

Towns:

Rochester

Strood

Chatham

Gillingham

Rainham

Postcodes:

ME1

ME2

ME3

ME4

ME5

ME6

ME7

ME8

DELIVERY ZONE

DELIVERY ZONE

Exclusively to the Medway Towns

ME1, ME2, ME3, ME4, ME5, ME6, ME7, ME8

  Please note: Deliveries to ME3 postcodes are for Wainscott, Chattenden and Hoo only

HOW TO ORDER A WEEKLY BOX...

Check you live within our designated delivery zone 

- Choose the size of box you would like delivered each week 

Complete our Customer Form HERE

- We'll then process your form and send you your welcome email with payment details

Additional information

Payment is by weekly standing order, please ask us if you prefer an alternative method

Fixed cost extras are simply added to your weekly standing order. Variable cost extras are payable cash on delivery or by electronic bank transfer after delivery

 

Adding extra items to your box is easy...

 

If you would like to add extra items to your box on a regular or adhoc basis then please email us for more information...HERE

We also have a full meat pricelist available on request.

AUSTEN'S PREMIUM 'CLASSIC' 

SMALL FRUIT & VEG BOX

 

Filled with 3 varieties of fruit and

5 varieties of vegetables. Freshly picked

with a local and seasonal theme

 

FEEDS 1 - 2

£12.50

including delivery

'We love our fruit & veg box... the kids are trying food they wouldn't usually eat.' Rebecca L

DELIVERIES AVAILABLE TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS

We love our fruit & veg box... the kids are trying food they wouldn't usually eat. Can't wait for the next one. Thank you Rebecca L

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AUSTEN'S PREMIUM 'CLASSIC' 

MEDIUM FRUIT & VEG BOX

 

Filled with 3 varieties of fruit and

7 varieties of vegetables. Freshly picked

with a local and seasonal theme

 

FEEDS 3 - 4

£16.95

including delivery

Loved our first fruit & veg box, made the smothered leeks and kohl rabi recipe

was delicious! Emma S

DELIVERIES AVAILABLE TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS

AUSTEN'S PREMIUM 'CLASSIC' 

LARGE FRUIT & VEG BOX

 

Filled with 3 varieties of fruit and

9 varieties of vegetables. Freshly picked

with a local and seasonal theme

 

FEEDS 5 - 6

£21.50

including delivery

DELIVERIES AVAILABLE TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS

'Just received our first veg box - wow! Really impressed... Even supplied with recipes.'Samantha W

DELIVERIES AVAILABLE TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS

I get my veg box from Austen's...

produce is wonderfully high quality. Katie H

AUSTEN'S PREMIUM 'BESPOKE' 

Our bespoke options are:

Bespoke Fruit Box

Bespoke Vegetable Box

Bespoke Salad Box

Bespoke Juicing Box

 

Simply let us know which bespoke box you would like us to create on a weekly basis and the number of items you require. We'll individually price it for you and you're good to go. Email your initial enquiry to: contact@austensgroup.com

DELIVERIES AVAILABLE TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS

DELIVERY TIMES ARE BETWEEN 11.00am & 8.00pm

 

VEG BOX CONTENTS FOR WEEK

 

COMMENCING 18TH NOVEMBER 2019

(R) DENOTES THAT THE ITEM FEATURES

IN THIS WEEK'S RECIPES, WHICH ARE:

LEEK, POTATO & BACON SOUP WITH CROUTONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OAT, GINGER & SATSUMA SCONES

 

 

 

 

 

DOWNLOAD THIS WEEK'S RECIPES:

WORD VERSION HERE

PDF VERSION HERE

PLEASE NOTIFY US OF ANY SWOPS HERE

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ALL FARM ORDERS ARE PLACED AT 6pm ON THE DAY

PRIOR TO YOUR DELIVERY. DEADLINES FOR SWOPS ARE:

TUESDAY BOXES BY 6pm ON MONDAYS

THURSDAY BOXES BY 6pm ON WEDNESDAYS

- UNFORTUNATELY WE ARE UNABLE TO SWOP BOX CONTENTS 

                   FOR ANYTHING OTHER THAN FRUIT & VEGETABLE ITEMS.                     PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING MAXIMUM NUMER OF SWOPS WE ARE ABLE TO PROVIDE PER BOX: SMALL BOX 2, MEDIUM & LARGE 3 -

FOR THE PURPOSE OF QUALITY/UNFORESEEN FARMING ISSUES FROM TIME TO TIME WE MAY NEED TO CHANGE

THE VARIETY OF A FRUIT OR VEGETABLE AT SHORT

NOTICE TO THE ONE/S LISTED

 

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ADDRESS: 

137B High Street

Rochester

Kent ME1 1EW

Phone: 01634 838775

Email: contact@austensgroup.com

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WINTER OPENING TIMES:                     

Monday to Friday:      

8.30am to 5.00pm                              

Sundays:          

Closed     

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