Boston Organics gets deliveries of fresh produce in the early morning hours, packs boxes Mon - Fri mornings, and delivers to residential and commercial customers Mon - Fri afternoons. The employees who pack the boxes are the drivers who deliver them. They'll deliver them to your front porch, back porch, or directly into your home.
|The boxes getting packed full of fruit and veggies. Fun music played in the chilly room while the staff selected produce.|
|Each customer's box is packed according to individual specifications printed on labels taped to the box.|
|That's a lot of bananas!|
We learned about the challenges of importing bananas, including the various conditions they arrive in and the optimal ripeness for delivery. It's not easy to meet customer expectations on this front, so Boston Organics has really figured out the science of banana storage. They have various refrigerators at different temperatures to maintain optimal conditions for the produce.
|Customers can add cheese on to their orders.|
In addition to produce, Boston Organics offers popular grocery "add-ons," including cheese, chocolate, coffee, nuts, grains, and beans.
|Boston Organics maintains strong relationships with local and national distributors to maintain optimum inventory.|
After our tour, they gave us doggy bags! We each got an apple, a banana, and an orange. They were such great hosts!
|From L to R: Kara, Dennis, Steve, Emilio (Boston Organics' Operations Manager), me, and Kevin. Matt's not pictured.|
If you live in the greater Boston area and love organic fruits and veggies, you should check out Boston Organics. Their prices are very reasonable and they offer a lot of options and much more customization than a comparable CSA. Visit http://www.bostonorganics.com/ for all the details! If you're not in the Boston area, try to find out if your area has a similar service. There are similar services all over the country!
PS: I'll add pictures of future deliveries so you can see what I'm getting in my boxes, but you can always see what's in "this week's box" at http://www.bostonorganics.com/fresh/thisweekbox.php
PPS: I received no incentive to write this post. All of the opinions are strictly my own.