Eating healthy sounds great in theory but can sometimes be a real pain in practice. First, you have to drive to the grocery store (ew people). Then, search through mountains of produce to pick something you think is ripe and there’s still a 50/50 chance you’ll pick wrong because, let’s face it, adulting is hard. And then you scour Pinterest for hours trying to find an easy recipe that, despite all your best efforts, will never taste as good as takeout. It’s a whole process.
But what if there was a way to get fresh, locally-grown fruits and veggies delivered right to your doorstep while also receiving a weekly newsletter with recipes and tips? Guess what! There is. It’s called FreshFix.
What’s The Sitch?
FreshFix is a locally owned and operated home delivery services for locally-grown fruits and veggies. Think Birchbox or Dollar Shave Club but for produce. The company’s goal is to bring Western New Yorkers fresh and delicious produce every week. FreshFix only works with farmers within 100 miles of Buffalo and this season, they’re working with Abers Acres, Arden Farm, and Eden Valley Growers, as well as Breadhive Worker Cooperative Bakery for add-on options.
Fresh Fix advantages over a traditional CSA:
- There is no large up-front cost of money at the beginning of the season
- No commitment. You only pay for the boxes of produce your order for any week.
- Box customization means you don’t receive any foods you wouldn’t normally eat.
- They deliver to you.
- Add on local artisan items such as fresh breads and pastries, jams, pickles, coffee, cheese, etc.
- They work with over 15 local farms to source a greater amount of variety for their customers.
Your weekly *fix* options
When you become a FreshFix member, there are three different box subscriptions you can choose from. Each have different options for all living arrangements and budgets. Oh and it’s like, totally affordable too BTW.
OPTION 1: FarmFix
- Perfect for 1-2 people
- Includes 4-6 different locally grown veggies
- A fruit option will be included when available
OPTION 2: FamilyFix
- Best for 3-4 people
- Includes 6-10 different fruits and veggies
- Option to add additional items
OPTION 3: OrganicFix
- Good for 2-3 people or 1-2 veg-heads
- Includes 5-7 certified organic fruits and vegetables
- Option to add additional items
OPTION 4: FruitFix
- Available from July to November
- This is an add-on from your regular weekly subscription (so FruitFix PLUS one of the above options)
- Includes 2-4 fruits (peaches, grapes, plums, apples and cherries)
How It Works (AKA I’m dying, tell me more.)
Getting started is seriously so easy. Here are the simple steps to being well on your way to *freshness*:
STEP 1: Select a delivery area
STEP 2: Choose your box and options
STEP 3: Create an account
STEP 4: Enter payment info
- While FreshFix offers deliveries to many WNY zip codes, they are not everywhere yet. But they need your help to get everywhere! If you don’t see your zip code as an option, fill out the suggest a new area form to get on the list.
- You can change your box size at any point during your subscription. So if you originally order the FarmFix but then realize you’d like OrganicFix, you can switch this at any point.
- You can create an account using Facebook.
- If you need to adjust your subscription (select more add-ons or skip a month), head to your account. That’s where you can change and update everything.
- You’re automatically charged the price of your subscription (plus any extras) two days before your delivery. If you decide to skip a week, you won’t be charged.
- More questions? Check out the FAQ page.
Home delivery options are usually only available in big, metropolitan areas, so we feel super lucky that something like this came to Buffalo. Not only is FreshFix helping us eat healthier but they’re also helping us support local Buffalo businesses. The subscription eliminates the hassle of shopping for fresh produce and the prices are totally comparable to the grocery store. We can’t wait to receive our first box!
For more info and to sign up visit freshfix.com.