From Country Living
These days, if you want fresh produce and meal boxes delivered to your door, there are a list of high-quality farm shops offering organic food delivery services. Whether they are one-off purchases for special occasions, organic subscription boxes or part of your efforts to reduce plastic packaging, it’s never been easier to get an organic food delivery.
Here, we compile a list of the best online organic food delivery services to make your life easier.
Abel & Cole
Popular organic food delivery service Abel & Cole offer weekly subscriptions boxes. You can choose exactly what goes into your box, depending on your personal taste, including meat, fruit, veg, fish and other weekly essentials like milk and cheese.
Your box is delivered to your door in returnable, reusable, recyclable packaging. You can also order household cleaning products from sustainable brand Ecover through Abel & Cole.
For Christmas: You’ll find everything you need for an organic Christmas dinner delivered to your door, from meal kits to canapes to veggie and vegan desserts and bakes.
Swillington Organic Farm
There are organic meats aplenty at Swillington Organic Farm, where animal welfare is guaranteed and the food is of the highest standard. They sell a selection of organic and ethically produced meat boxes and individual meats, including beef, lamb, game and pork. The company’s aim is to encourage people to eat less meat but eat better meat by “connecting the field to the fork”.
For Christmas: Swillington offer Christmas dinner boxes and tasty Christmas meats, such as whole free range organic turkeys, dry cured gammon joints, rare breed boneless pork shoulder joints and free range geese. Or perhaps you fancy the three bird roast?
Farm Drop source their produce from a network of over 450 producers to create an organic food delivery service which connects local farms to online shoppers. They pride themselves on home-grown, organic produce from farmers who follow environmentally and socially responsible farming systems.
You can order food boxes, individual items and recipe kits.
For Christmas: You can order a full meal box and choose from a selection of chocolate, foodie stocking fillers and gifts.
Riverford Organic Farmers
Based in Devon, Riverford offer a wide variety of 100% organic food deliveries, including individual items, vegetables and recipe boxes. Their varied collection organic recipe boxes are great as they come with everything you need to create three delectable meals for two people.
For Christmas: When it comes to the festive season, Riverford promise to deliver all of the necessary ingredients for a special organic Christmas. Whether you’re looking for just-pulled parsnips, field-fresh sprouts, slow-grown turkeys or a selection of wines, cheeses and chocolates, Riverford have got it. As Riverford farm shop work with small producers, it’s best to order early rather than wait until December – once the produce is gone, it’s gone.
Bodnant Welsh Food
“Discover the true taste of Wales at Bodnant Welsh Food Centre” is the promise offered up by this farm shop. It’s a bit of a haven for foodie lovers, as the multi-award-winning centre comprises of a farm shop, tea room, bee keeping centre, restaurant, wine shop and cookery school.
Their online shop offers a range of organic Welsh food deliveries from its impressive sections, including butchery, dairy, hampers, gift experiences and Welsh speciality foods.
For Christmas: There are a selection of hampers for this special time of year including a festive wine box, pie box, and festive hamper.
Kimbers’ Farm Shop
Kimbers’ – a Somerset organic food delivery service – offer meat boxes, groceries, meal boxes, dairy and gift hampers. Their hampers are assembled choosing from a wealth of artisan products that are produced in the county.
For Christmas: Kimbers’ offer a selection of Christmas turkey and meat hampers including the traditional turkey with all the trimmings, free range goose, and the complete Christmas meat hamper.
They also sell Christmas gift hampers at a range of prices, with cheese, wine, spirits, sweet treats and nibbles included.
Located in Cullompton, Devon, Pipers Farm are champions of sustainability and traditional farming. Their philosophy is to grow healthy animals with a strong natural immunity to produce meat which is wholesome, delicious and healthy.
They have expanded into organic food delivery and you can order from their online shop. Choose from a wide selection of individual meats, meat boxes, and food from the pantry, such as handmade pies, stocks, sauces and stuffing.
For Christmas: You can choose your Christmas turkey, goose or duck from Piper’s Farm. They even give you some handy tips on ordering your Christmas food, the delivery, storage and how to cook it on their website.
An award-winning organic farm shop, Daylesford in Gloucestershire offer an online food delivery service selling a range of their organic fresh farm produce, including dairy, meat, bread and bakery. Their butcher service is all prepared by the Daylesford butchers and cut to order. The shop also sells drinks, kitchen cupboard essentials, home and garden ware.
When ordering with this organic online farm shop, you can rest assured that the animals roam freely on the farm’s organic pastures. Traceability is key and the animals are mainly fed on organic wild forage.
For Christmas: For the holiday season, Daylesford provide a delightful Christmas selection, including hampers and gift boxes, plus traditional favourites such as Christmas turkey, cake and mince pies. And to top it off they even sell festive decorations.
Located in Dumfries, Scotland, Kilnford Farm Shop was opened in 2011, selling home-reared and local produce to the local community. Now the online organic food delivery service means the produce is available nationwide. Priding itself on offering local and high-quality Scottish produce, Kilnford produces Galloway beef, Blackface lamb and Duroc X pork to the highest welfare standards.
Choose from their meat hampers and boxes, home-reared Galloway beef, outdoor pork, chicken, home-reared Blackface lamb, delicatessen and fruit and veg boxes.
For Christmas: With their selection of top-quality meats, you’ll be able to boil, roast or grill their steaks, chicken, mince and pies. Their vegetable box provides all the goodies you’ll need for the Christmas dinner.
As an extra treat, the shop also sells handmade crafts, such as pottery, local art and cards.
Jimmy’s Farm – The Butchery
This Suffolk farm made quite a name for itself after Jimmy Doherty, the farmer and TV presenter, appeared on the programme Jimmy’s Farm back in 2004 as a first-time farmer setting up a pig farm.
The farm produces traditionally reared, expertly matured meat which is available to buy through the online organic food delivery service. The online butchery sells a range of rare-breed, free range, traditionally reared meat, from pork and lamb to beef and chicken.
For Christmas: The tasty festive treats from Jimmy’s Butchery include a selection of Christmas boxes with a range of meats. Jimmy’s Farm Bronze Turkey is the delicious centre-piece for the holiday though. Home-cured bacon, hand-tied chipolatas and Windfall traditional cider made bespoke by Aspall are also available online.
Padstow Farm Shop
This Cornish online farm shop sells its very own Padstow Pasta, a signature product which is made with their home-grown durum wheat. Their online service offers more tasty products in their butchery, dairy, delicatessen, drinks and gifts sections.
The farm shop’s emphasis is on fresh, seasonal, local and high quality produce. Much of the land they farm is in Countryside Stewardship, meaning no chemical sprays or fertilisers are used, and wildlife is encouraged to flourish. This resulted in the farm being crowned as South West regional winner in the RSPB Nature of Farming Awards 2013. The produce either comes from their farm directly, or is locally sourced.
For Christmas: Treat yourself to their wide selection of high-quality meats, stuffing mix, or indulgent cheeses.
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