Cut your Food Bill in Half
    
         Come on the journey with us
               Un-Supermarket
 
We're farmers and fed up with the way the food system currently operates.
 
Working together with Western Sydney Diabetes Alliance we have created Box Divvy™.
 
Pay farmers fairly by buying direct and purchasing as a group.
                  *  Low food miles
                  *  No packaging
                  *  Join a food community
            Around 70% is from local growers.
               Make a difference
       Reduce your carbon footprint
How? Using the Box Divvy ordering platform you join a Hub™ & order online with our group. Join a Box Divvy Food Hub™ in your area (Sydney & Central Coast at the moment).
                 
It's a fresh food & grocery online box sharing system using an App for ordering. It connects farmers and food wholesalers directly with your Food Hub so you can get groceries with prices
30-40% less than online supermarkets. Saving you some serious dough on food.
You have someone in your community, your Hubster, who is passionate about real food.
No fee to join - you can cancel orders when not wanted BEFORE 'Order Creation'.
Two parts to ordering.
1. STARTING ORDER - can take out 3 things. Roughly $20-$25. How much you get depends on how many people in your household.
2. OPT IN to SPLITS. Let's share boxes.
 
If you just want a Fixed Box just take the Starting Order.
What? No Box Divvy Hub in your area?
Maybe someone you know wants to start a Box Divvy Hub. They earn good income & only need 2-3 hours a week. No investment needed. Not a franchise. 
                   Unsupermarket now.
Read more under Run a Hub or Join a Hub.

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How to Ripen

The ‘life force’ of fruit & vegetables – what you need to know.

 

Harvested vegetables are still ‘breathing’ or respiring when they are picked and give off a plant hormone known as ethylene.

There are 4 things to consider:

  1. Light (especially for potatoes);

  2. Temperature;

  3. Moisture in the air;

  4. Air circulation – drying out of the produce.

 

COLD TEMPERATURES
The cold temperature of your refrigerator slows the respiration of fruit and vegetables.

 

DON’T WASH

Don’t wash your vegetables before you put them in the fridge. Water sits on the vegetable or fruit and stops them from ‘breathing’ plus it encourages bacteria to activate which will speed up the wilting process. So leave the dirt on and also leave the outer leaves on – they are nature’s packaging. That’s why we leave as much as possible there for you.

 

Simple: You need to store fresh produce differently. Not just in the crisper.

 

  • Keep heavy ‘breathers’ away from ‘light breathers’.

  • Some need humidity, some don’t.

  • Others want a little bit of air flow, others don’t.

 

Two Display Bowls With Fruit

Keep heavy breathers away from light breathers.

Make up two fruit bowls with high breathers in one (bananas, apples, pears) and low breathers in another.

 

When to eat your fruit or vegetables:

Sort out those fruit & veg that need to be eaten within a day, those in 2-3 days and so on. A good idea to communicate this to the family or those sharing your food.

 

RIPENING

Some produce does need storing in the fridge when you get home; others will need ripening. Most ripening can be done naturally by putting the vegetable or fruit in a warm spot (but away from direct sunlight). To speed up the process put it in a paper bag with a naturally high ethelyene producing fruit such as apples, bananas, peaches, pears and tomatoes.  When the fruit is ripe then, store it in the fridge for a few days more until ready to eat.

 

Freshly picked produce can look very different from store bought because it hasn’t been through  the supply line, distribution centres, coolers holding the produce at a specific temperature. So don’t let the look of the produce fool you. Learn what ripe looks like, feels like and smells like.

 

For example, oranges can be green but be ripe. Often an orange exposed to sun will protect itself with a green coating whilst it ripens inside. Certain types of pears are meant to be firm on the outside like beurre bosc – leave these too long and you’ll start seeing it rapidly soften.

 

Don’t store in a crisper in the fridge – unless you know what you want it to do.

 

There is a difference between ‘humidity drawers’ and a crisper. Humidity draws will allow Airflow reduction or lots of air which is what assists in keeping your fruit and vegetables pristine. If you close off the air you will create humidity but make sure you are putting the right produce in together otherwise it will end up mushy.

 

Don’t put potatoes in the fridge. Keep potatoes, kumera separate to onions in a cool dark dry spot.

 

Within the crisper you might need containers ie Carrots do not put them in crisper they will go limp.