One of the perks of being a member of Thoughtful Foods is access to organic fruit and/or veggie boxes every Thursday.
How do I order?
Fruit/veggie box and bread orders have to be pre-ordered and prepaid by Tuesday 5pm for pick-up on that Thursday between 1pm and 6pm. This allows our volunteers to collate and place orders with our suppliers on time. For example, if you order a veggie box on Wednesday, pick-up would be on the following Thursday in 8 days. We do not offer a delivery service or an alternative pick up day.
You can order in store during opening hours or through the online ordering system.
If you are a current member of Thoughtful Foods, you can gain access to the online ordering system by signing up for the weekly reminder email here.
Trial week for non-members
To order veggie boxes, you will need to become a member of the co-op. However, we do offer a one-off week of trial fruit & veg orders to non-members.
The trial order must be placed and prepaid in-store by 5pm Tuesday and picked up on Thursday afternoon. You can order any type and size box.
When placing a trial box order, we would need to grab your name, phone number and email address so we can contact you if you forget to collect your box. If you want to continue ordering our boxes, you will need to become a member. For more information about membership click here.
How much do the boxes cost?
- $15 fruit only, or veg only
- $25 fruit only, veg only, or mixed fruit and veg
- $50 mixed fruit and veg
- $75 mixed fruit and veg
There are no further membership discounts on the fruit and veg boxes. For approximate illustrations of the boxes click here.
What are in the boxes?
The exact content of the boxes vary from week to week, as we buy produce that is as seasonal, locally produced and as affordable as possible. There are usually 6-7 different veggies and 5-6 different fruits.
Fresh produce is delivered in bulk to us on Thursday mornings and our volunteers pack the produce into individual boxes. Boxes are packed according to portions - e.g. a $25 mixed gets one portion each of veg and fruit, a $50 mixed gets two portions each of veg and fruit and $75 mixed gets three portions each of veg and fruit.
We also have a swap box, so you can exchange a particular fruit or veg on Thursday when you collect your box.
Additionally, you can bulk order a particular fruit or veg to be added into your box. Please refer to the Add-ons section for more details.
Where do we order produce from?
Our fruits and veggies come from a local wholesaler (Back to Eden). The list of available produce our Veggie Coordinator uses has details of the farms and where the veggies are from. What is available and where it comes from can change on a week-to-week basis.
What happens if veggie boxes aren’t picked up by Thursday 6pm?
Unfortunately, we do not have the ability to store boxes overnight. If you do not collect your box by Thursday 6pm, we will donate the box to a good cause such as Food Hub. We will try to send a reminder text at 5pm, so you can pick it up before we close, but we cannot guarantee this will happen each week.
What are add-ons?
Members can order produce to be added into their veggie and fruit boxes. The produce will not replace what already comes in the boxes, but are an add-on. Add-ons are only available for members who have ordered a box that week.
How do I order?
- A volunteer sends the weekly list of available produce in a WhatsApp group on Wednesday afternoons.
- Send the volunteer who posts the weekly list a personal WhatsApp message of the list and quantity of items you would like to order by Wednesday 5pm.
- You will then pay for the add-on order when you come to pick it up on Thursday.
The terms and conditions are included in the ordering list sent each week.
To be added into the WhatsApp group please email the Stock Coordinator at [email protected] with your name and phone number. They will check and confirm you are a current member before adding you to the WhatsApp group.