Why get a Plowright Organic veg box if you live in Clevedon and Portishead?
Plowright Organic runs one of the only farm grown and packed, organic veg box schemes in Somerset. This means that your vegetables will only have to make one short journey – from our farm at Over Stowey to your home. The vegetables are harvested and packed here at the farm on Tuesdays and delivered to homes in Clevedon and Portishead on Wednesdays. You can exclude items from one of our standard veg box or pack a veg box yourself in our online shop. Your order is easy to manage online and there is no need to be at home for delivery. Our drivers will leave the box wherever you specify.
Veg box contents are displayed on our website week by week and indicate which lines are grown here on the farm. For most of the year the produce is 100% homegrown and we always have something from the farm even during the lean 'hungry gap' period from April to June. The number of boxes that we deliver means that we now average only one food mile per customer, so not only will you be getting some of the freshest veg available to buy, but also some of the most sustainable.
We choose to sell direct to customers through our veg box scheme, small farm shop and farmers’ market. This direct link with the end customer means that we can be viable while growing a wide range of crops and enhancing diversity on the farm. Without this link we would have to specialise and look for economies of scale on fewer vegetable lines.
Our goal has always been to develop a sustainable organic system that provides good quality seasonal vegetables to local people in Somerset, and in so doing, helps to remake the connection between land and people. Organic farming promotes healthy soils for healthy crops and healthy people.