Meet Julie and her husband Bela, they founded Veg in a Box back in 2015 when Devon veg delivery was almost unheard of and the only person to come to your door was the postman (those were the days).
Julie started making veg boxes for her friends, gathering produce from farms around her house. Surprised at how fresh and colourful they looked, she couldn’t resist posting them on Facebook. Word spread about her wonderful boxes and she soon had a whole heap of orders…
Julie and Bela saw this as a sign. Ready for a change, they decided to put all their eggs into one basket and set up Veg in a Box: a family company supporting local farmers and suppliers by delivering delicious produce across the county.
Always on the go, Veg in a Box is now based at The Old Piggery in Clyst St Mary, growing from a team of two to a crew of fifteen (with plenty of family and friends hopping on board along the way).
We love eating local. We could chat about it until the cows come home. It’s a great feeling to know what you’re eating has been grown close to where you live. Full-to-the-brim with fruit, veg, salads, meat and farm shop goods, our boxes change with the seasons, depending on what’s growing well in Devon’s fields that week.
We work with local people all over the South West and source only the best. Like the guys at Veysey’s butchers, who stamp their packs proudly with the farm it’s been raised on, or local grower Anthony Thorne who picks our cauliflowers from the ground every morning. We know what good Devon food looks (and tastes) like. But these people aren’t just our suppliers, they’re our nans, our neighbours and our friends. The future of food lives in our community.
We make new boxes for all occasions with everything from Mother’s Day to Halloween; Steak Night to Vegan delights. You can swap, change or add anything and tailor your delivery to exactly what you fancy.
Our boxes aim to bring a lil’ bit of inspiration to people’s kitchens and get them cooking food they might not have tried before. Catering for all tastes, ages and budgets, we’re on a mission to get everyone eating fresh, local produce. We don’t pack anything in plastic because we like looking after the planet, just as much as our tummies.
As the world continues to change, we’ll always be here. Cheerily picking, packing and boxing up the freshest, tastiest produce as we wind our way around those country roads to your doorsteps, every day.