This is Vegan MoFo post #10 — halfway to my goal of 20 posts in October, are you sick of me yet? Thanks for sticking with me!
I am fortunate to live in southern Ontario where there are tons of amazing farms surrounding our city. I grow some of our own food, but my fruit and vegetable garden is pretty meager and our family consumes a lot of fresh produce. We have been receiving local organic produce by home delivery since 2007 thanks to Homefield Organics. Every weekend, Homefield emails out the organic and local food that will be available that week. The list notes which items are local, which are certified organic, and which are both. Place an order, leave a cooler on your porch, and come home to gorgeous farm-fresh food.
Here is a photo of the goodies from our last delivery: kale, garlic, potatoes, tortillas, parsnips, sunflower sprouts, bagels, spinach, red onions, squash, broccoli and pears.
I’ve found their prices normally a bit lower than the grocery store (which may not be supporting any local organic farmers), and delivery is just $5 to save you the hassle of shopping yourself. Beyond fruits and vegetables, Homefield also carries breads and pantry items like quinoa, rice and preserves.
Homefield also sells the most delicious whole wheat tortillas by J&D Peters, which are vegan (no honey or L-cystein, etc). In five years, we’ve never had a negative experience with Homefield. If anything was ever amiss, we were issued a credit or refund, but the food is almost always perfectly fresh. Homefield delivers to Guelph, Waterloo Region, Elora and area. To sign up, go to their website here: http://www.homefieldorganics.com/.