NGC, yes it does, can also buy fresh herbs, seeds, milk, bread, eggs, meat, jam, etc and the list goes on and on and on, most of it is organic, do you tend to find that its better quality and works out cheaper.
Yes, I've just had my first Abel & Cole box today - great excitement (see thread lol). It contained the world's biggest swede, amongst other things.
I'm hoping that I'll have a bit of staying power and not end up throwing 75% out and then cancelling in a few weeks. I am a bit crap like that. But so far today I have made some delicious soup with the jerusalem artichokes - something I'd never even eaten before - and am full of good resolutions. I think it's a great idea.
We have just cancelled our Abel and Cole box. We had it delivered for four weeks. We found the quality poor. On each occassion we had to throw someting out because it was rotten, crushed ,or about to go off. Also we didnt think it was value for money.
However we may resume our order after if there Quality control manager gets back in touch with as promised in two weeks time.
When we lived in Devon we used to get an organic veg box from Riverford farm, we always found the quality very good and used up everything in the box, a great inspiration to us as we now grow most of our own organic veg.
I have had a few, small gripes with Abel and Cole over rotten fruit and veg, but they have always dealt with complaints (sent by e-mail) by putting in a replacement the following week. I have also had no problems like this for a while. Sorry you had this disappointment, Cori.
I use Abel and Cole too, and I'm very happy with them (expecting a delivery tomorrow). I am having a 'box' for the first time, I usually just order from the extra's selection. Have had a couple of things go off pretty quickly - mainly because the quantities are a little unpredictable - 15 tiny apples one week, 4 huge ones the next - but I've had far more problems with food from Tesco's.
My plan was to get my veggies delivered and just do a Tesco shop very infrequently to top up, thus lowering my spending. Unfortunately it's backfired big time so far, mainly due to me forgetting to place an order and running out of stuff. My own fault for being disorganised really.
We have abel and cole too - found them to be really good - although I do know what you mean whatsername about the quantities - one week we had 11 oranges!! However I have now gone from someone who only liked mushrooms and carrots to someone that eats cabbage, broccoli, jerusalem artichokes and cauliflower - draw the line at sprouts though
I have ordered my first fruit and veg boxes from The Organic Pantry which is to be delivered on Friday, but, due to all the recommendations from mumsnet especially, i have registed with abel and cole and will order a box from them next week so that i can compare the two, i like abel and cole especially because we can get fresh fish and soya milk etc.
I get Abel & Cole too and have found the food always tastes better than supermarket organics. Am now getting more and more stuff from them, good meat and the eggs are cheaper than organic eggs from Sainsburys. It's fun to try new recipes. And no I don't work for the company!
Riverford organic deliver to quite a wide radius. I've never met anyone who had any complaints about them, (loads of my friends get a box delivered) and they are quite a bit cheaper than abel and cole.
Just to add to this - I had my box delivered yesterday, and for the first time I had a complaint. Three courgettes, in a bag, all gone bad. I emailed them last night to complain and had a reply first thing apologising and offering a refund. V impressive, I thought.