Order your veggie box

It is time to order your fresh, local, seasonal and organically grown vegetables with a social conscience!  Dedicated farmers  have been working hard to grow these veggies and we facilitate the process by collecting the veggies from the farmers in the townships and delivering it to the collection points closer to your home.

You will get great organically grown veggies and the farmers can sell their vegetables, so it is a win-win!

We did relaunch with an “interim box” due to the limited variety and availability of vegetables, but we are however back to business as usual and you have an option of the with the STANDARD BOX, suitable for two people (7 to 8 items), while the FAMILY BOX has 10 to 11 items depending on variety and availability.  This includes 6 free-range eggs from Usana, depending on availability.

HOW:

Three easy steps:

  1. Please fill in the order form below – you will get a confirmation.
  2. Make an EFT payment in advance, preferably a full month if possible to help reduce admin and overheads. Please send your proof of payment via email at veggiebox@abalimi.org.za so that we can prepare your box.
  3. Collect your veggies from your selected collection point on a Tuesday afternoon.

WHERE:

Below is a list of our current collection points.  We are however expanding on these in the near future!  Please see preferred collection times.  Unfortunately we don’t do home delivery, but if you are interested in home deliveries please let us know via email.

  • Abalimi Packshed at Airport Industria, 1 Boston Circle – Map
  • Café Frank, 160 Bree Street, Cape Town CBD (1.30pm to 4pm) 021 423 0360  – Map
  • Food Jams, 45 Yew Street, Salt River (1.30pm- 4.30pm) 063 292 0419 – Map
  • Greenhouse Nursery, Montabello Centre, 31 Newlands Avenue, Newlands (2pm- 4.30pm), 021 689 9598 – Map
  • Health Matters in Sea Point, Medical Center Arcade, 11 Kloof Road (1.30pm- 4.30pm) 021-434 5490 – Map
  • Riverine Rabbit in Cape Town CBD at 81 Church St, opposite Heritage car park off Buitengracht near Wale Street (1.30pm-6pm) 021-424 7204 – Map  
  • Starke Ayers on Liesbeek Parkway in Rondebosch (2pm-4.30pm) 021-685 4120 – Map
  • The Brasserie (COMING SOON), Shop 1, Forest Glade House, Tokai Main Road (2pm-4.30pm) 021 712 1363 – Map

WHAT:

Some of the organically grown veggies you can expect include potatoes, beetroot, beans, lettuce, cabbage, spring onion, spinach, carrots, rhubarb, onions, coriander but this could vary depending on availability. You will need to chose between the family or standard box size:

  • STANDARD BOX will have 7-8 items for R160, suitable for two people
  • FAMILY BOX will have 10-11 items for R190, suitable for a family

BEHIND THE SCENES:

Each week the box content is calculated based on the vegetables available that week.  We take into consideration the type of veggies (mix of standard and fancy veggies as well as herbs) and the value of each type of vegetable, and then calculate the weight of each type of vegetable that goes into the box.  This ensures that the value of the box remains the same each week even if the content changes.  This is the reason why the total number of veggies might fluctuate and why a bunch size might differ.

Early on a Monday morning we confirm the number of veggie boxes that we need to prepare (some family and other standard box sizes) and then we inform the farmers what needs to be harvested.  Harvesting happens late on a Monday afternoon or early on a Tuesday morning, depending on the veggie type.

Our truck goes around to the farmers early on a Tuesday morning to collect the veggies, and brings it to our pack shed where it is weighed and repacked for distribution.  Our aim is for the truck to leave the pack shed by 11am for distribution to the delivery points (although this could be delayed due to weather, traffic or other unforeseen circumstances).

Veggies can be collected from the various delivery points from around lunch time on a Tuesday.  Please note that each of the delivery points do it voluntary and as a service to the community and the farmers.  If you have any specific concerns please contact us directly on veggiebox@abalimi.org.za

ORDER FORM:

PAYMENT:

Please make your payment into the Abalimi HOH account
For reference please use BOX: Your Name and Surname (i.e. BOX_AdamFarmer)
We will not be able to deliver unless we know you have ordered!
Please send proof of payment or any questions to veggiebox@abalimi.org.za 

Account holder: Abalimi Bezekhaya
Bank: Standard Bank
Branch: Thibault Square, Cape Town
Branch code: 020909
Current Account: 070833249 

If you pay six months upfront (25 boxes), then you will get one box free! This really helps the farmers to know that they have ongoing support, while it helps u with admin.

GIVING BACK:

If for any reason your box has not been collected by Thursday morning,  any uncollected vegetables will be donated to a local staff member at the collection point. We would rather ensure that the veggies have a happy tummy than go to waste, although you still pick up the tab.

Please bear in mind that we are not a business, but we are trying to support farmers in the townships.  Once again thank you for your on-going loyal support which helps the urban farmers to gain an income from their organically grown vegetables.

Feel free to call us if needed on 021 371 1653
or email us on veggiebox@abalimi.org.za

Many thanks
The Harvest of Hope Team