Why It’s Essential To Support Your Local Food Supply Chain
Times are really hard right now. Reflecting on the last two years, we can’t recall a time where the community we love so much has had to suffer a hit so hard. Amid tough restrictions, loved ones falling ill and supermarket shortages like we’ve never seen before, we’re really starting to pull back the curtains on our society and its flaws are becoming increasingly apparent.
But here we stand, we still feel so grateful to be living in such a vibrant, caring and intuitive community. And we feel so grateful that we’ve been able to help by delivering farm fresh organics. While the major supermarkets are playing host to pandemic panic shoppers, and having their shelves stripped bare without any transport available to stock them up again, we’ve been watching our model of ‘supporting local’ show it’s strengths.
At FreshBox, we know one thing (and most of our community knows this too); it’s essential to support your local food supply chain. The farmers, the producers, the local butchers… When your food comes from just down the road, you don’t run the same risk. Right now, we’re delivering more locally grown fresh food delivery boxes than ever before, and that’s pretty amazing.
If you’ve been feeling stuck or you’re struggling to come to terms with this new world, you’re absolutely not alone in this. But all of us are capable of making small shifts that can keep us safe in times like these.
Here is exactly why it’s essential to support your local food supply chain:
Buying Local Supports Local Farmers & Ensures A Secure Supply Chain
One of the best things about buying farm fresh organics is that you’re inherently supporting the local economy, so your money is going right back to your neighbour. There’s no denying the fact that Australian farmers have been doing it tough lately, and none more so than the grower next door. The Sunshine Coast is home to an abundance of amazing local farmers that have secure crops in these tumultuous times.
Foods Are Fresher
When food is only coming from the farm down the road, it was likely dug up from the ground only days before it’s on your kitchen bench. It’s estimated that the journey of locally grown food from paddock to plate is 2-3 days, whereas imported foods are oftentimes a week at the least. And we all know that fresher tastes better.
Creates A Circular Community
In this beautiful community, we all play a specific, much-needed and highly-appreciated role - we all receive and contribute equally. When you support local farmers and suppliers, you feed directly into this relationship. By supporting your growers, they can support you through times like these. It’s a beautifully symbiotic relationship that gives us all the hope we need right now.
We’re So Proud Of Our Local Farmers
At FreshBox, we work with the best local organic food farmers in the region. This means that you’re getting some of the freshest, tastiest produce, with the best service. Right now our farmers are working around the clock with us to bring you the healthy, quality food you need right now.
We have deliveries most days and every week we offer seasonal fruits and vegetables - giving you the best food at the best price.