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Here’s a little about us, our
produce and how we work

Where we've come from

Local Farm Box mission is to act as a sales window for the district's farmers, growers and producers, and offer the general public the best quality and best value for money fresh produce available in the area. Purchasing your fresh vegetables, fruits, salads, meats, and dairy products from Local Farm Box means that you will be directly contributing to the local economy - helping to put the £ back into local producers' pockets.

Our aim to is be the number one delivery service of fresh produce to customers within the catchment area of North Devon + the coast from Bude to Minehead, Tiverton - Exeter - Holsworthy. We believe we have shared values with our customers - as fellow believers of eating local produce, as keen Internet users, and hardworking people.

Summary of our service:

  • Huge range of fresh produce sourced from local farmers, growers and producers • Free delivery available within our catchment area - Monday to Saturday
  • Next day delivery option for orders that do not include meat
  • Our weekly boxes are signficantly cheaper than if purchased via the supermarket • Secure online shopping

Meet the Farmbox family

Local Farm Box has been created by lifelong friends Ian Manix and John Ward.

Ian is the 4th generation in his family business Edd's Greengrocers in Braunton, and has over 20 years experience himself with buying, selling and delivering fruits, vegetables and other produce to the catering trade - pubs, restaurants, hotels, schools, and shops. What Ian doesn't know about this trade you could write on the back of... a carrot! Ian's a keen surfer of Croyde, Woolacombe and Saunton, and can be often seen carving through the waves (and novice visiting surfers!) on his longboard! Ian's always been a keen sportsman, and has made it his mission to get on his bike more regularly - and maybe regain some of the old glory!

10 reasons to choose Farmbox

1. Support your local farmers

We believe our local farmers produce the best quality produce in the land, and we want you to benefit from it. Buying your fresh produce from Local Farm Box means that you will be actively supporting your local farming community and contributing to the local economy. Support your local farmers!

2. Save money

Buying your fresh fruit and vegetables from us will save you money. We will always aim to offer like-for-like produce at a cheaper price than the supermarkets, and once more you know you will be buying fresh local produce. What’s more, delivery is free!

3. Eat More Healthily

Having fresh produce delivered to your home on a set frequency is essential to obtaining the recommended 5+ daily servings of fruits and vegetables.

4. Nutrition

Supermarket produce is often over a week old, losing more nutritional value each day after harvest. Our produce is picked daily from our local farmers’ fields, whereby it is collected by us before being delivered to your home.

5. Environmental

Although admittedly difficult to quantify, we are very confident that purchasing Local Farm Box produce will have far less environmental impact than buying from a supermarket. Our seasonal produce is grown locally to you, we do not use unnecessary packaging, we encourage the re-use of our boxes, and compared to the supermarkets our transport mileage is negligible.

6. No Commitment Required

Local Farm Box requires no long-term commitment and allows you to cancel or suspend deliveries at any time.

7. Flexibility of the service

Choose the delivery frequency that fits you best: whether it is the one-off ‘try us out’ option, a weekly delivery, every other week, or every 3rd week. Going on holiday,
or need a break from deliveries? No problem - just let us know when you would like to resume your service. Also, it is straightforward to customise your standard delivery to exclude items you do not wish to receive or add additional servings for items that you would like more of.

8. Variety and Selection

We are able to choose varieties from our local farmers that are grown for flavour and are suitable for the local growing conditions, rather than for ease of handling or cosmetic perfection.

9. Convenience

Take away the hassle of driving and parking up at the supermarket in order to get your fresh produce. Shop via this website, we will deliver to your doorstep. Jobs a goodun!

10. Delivery

We deliver Monday to Saturday, 6 days a week. Next day delivery, if ordered before 12pm (for a non-meat order), if required. There is no delivery charge. Our delivery service covers a large area – basically a circle from Bude to Minehead, Tiverton to Exeter then Holsworthy back around to Bude.