What is brown box veggies:
We are a semimonthly (1st and 3rd Saturday) fresh fruit and vegetable service that allow families to purchase seasonal, local and even organic produce. Participating in our service is an awesome choice for families who make good nutrition an important part of their lifestyle and make time to cook healthy meals. No membership fees and no participation requirements...order when you want too.
Because brown box veggies has built close relationships with our South Carolina farmers and local distributors, our weekly goal is to fill our brown boxes with as much local produce as possible. However, we cannot provide this service year-round without going out of state through our local produce distributors on occasion. Many of our SC farmers grow produce year-round though so we try to get as much as we can from our SC farms.
Once the produce has been brown box approved it is taken back to our central location where it is sorted by hand into each brown box. From there, the boxes are loaded up and delivered to our convenient host sites, three of the Ole Timey Meat Markets, Four Oaks Farm, Irmo Elite Personal Training and Pivotal Fitness! Just choose which of our 6 locations is convenient for you to pick up from. The cost of the box is $24.00 and each box will contain a great mix of produce. Have each weekend begin by opening a box of nutritious produce for you and your family!
*NOTE: We have to limit the boxes on Saturday’s pick-up to the first 216 families who order. This allows us to protect the integrity of our produce and still be able to purchase from our small SC farmers. So get your orders in early!
Did you know that with the new dietary guidelines for American and the Fruit and Veggies More Matters Campaign, children and women should consume 1 1/2 cups of fruits and 2 1/2 cups of vegetables each and every day? Men should consume even more - a combined total of 5 1/2 cups of fruits and vegetable. Wow!
brown box veggies will help individuals and families meet this recommendation, maintain healthy eating habits, and make nutrition an important part of their lifestyle.
Our Brown Box...a mix of fruit and veggies!
Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter so we can keep you posted on what we're packing each sort.
Hope to see you on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays
for the Irmo "all local" Farmers Market.
You'll find us on Carlisle Street in Irmo
from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Come out and support our local farmers,
artisans and crafters!