Why I love the CSFVC: Christchurch South Fruit & Veggie Co Op

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A great way to get your 5+/day

One of the first things I discovered when our family shifted to Christchurch was the local fruit & veggie co-op run by Addington Action. This is our households first experience with a fruit & veggie box scheme, but I’d say these guys run a pretty slick organisation.  If you’re in the region and this interests you, I highly recommend checking them out.

Here’s why I think these guys rock! (this is an unsolicited endorsement of this organisation based on our households experiences with the CSFVC over the past 6 months):

  • Affordable: $10 for $20 of fresh fruit & veggies

  • Great variety: a mix of staples, in season produce, & a couple luxury items

  • Easy to order & collect via numerous distribution points around Christchurch South

  • I’ve improved my cooking skills & become more adventurous in the kitchen
  • The weekly grocery bill has dropped
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Actually missing 3 nectarines already eaten by our little Sweet Pea

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Each week there is 1 bag of fruit 1 bag of veggies

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The parcel comes with a recipe courtesy of the local district Health Board

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Some great staple items

Belong to a Fruit & Veggie Box Scheme?

What do your parcels look like?  What are some of your treats? I’d love to see!

If you want to see what we get each week, let me know and I’ll post a pic. (probably on a Wednesday)

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7 responses to “Why I love the CSFVC: Christchurch South Fruit & Veggie Co Op

  1. I used to belong to a co-op when my kids were young, back in the 70’s 🙂 They make such alot of sense and are great for not only saving money but for community reasons. Pleased to hear they are still going!

  2. Hi Notcka! I think it depends on each distribution point. For example, I belong to the Spreydon Baptist one, even though I have no affiliation with the church. (I phone up the contact because that was the closest one). In this group there can be between 15&25 orders/week. They typically have 1-2 people do the packing for the group at the central hub and the bring it back to be distributed. Our collection time is noon-1, but other pickup times vary. They try and share out the picking andnpackingnduties. I try and do one shift a school term during the school holidays,as that’s when they seem to have a need. The last time I did a stint, it was 845-about 11 and then I have time for a coffee before everyone started picking up at noon. It was pretty easy, and the guys who run the picking/packing end have it dialled in.

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