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Farm Fresh Goodness Delivered To Your Door!

Every now and then I mention that I get my greens delivered to me each week and a few people always ask me for the hook-up, so I thought I’d share the information in one spot once and for all; especially since I have now come across other companies that do this!

This is one of my smaller deliveries from my original farm delivery, one clamshell of mixed greens and a pound of button mushrooms. How do these things work? All of them that I have come across thus far send out an email each week with what’s available, you make your order and voila! Farm fresh to you!

Food Basket Delivery 

Food Basket is my original delivery straight from farm. They own a farm and restaurant way up in the hills of the Blue Mountain which I’ve been meaning to visit because the food must be spectacular coming straight from the farm to your table! I’ve also heard that it’s a European kinda menu and I’m very intrigued. The restaurant has a facebook page here, which though isn’t updated often, gives you a couple views of what they offer. I always get their mixed greens clamshell along with a selection of herbs, whether parsley, cilantro, black mint, french thyme, basil, chives, oregano etc etc and they also sell bananas, plantains, sweet peppers, scotch bonnet peppers, cho-cho, turnip, mushroom, radishes, carrots as well as herbed infused dressings, oils and butters. They have incredible prices and variety! To sign up with Food Basket, simply send an email to foodbasketjamaica@gmail.com. Here’s a snapshot of their weekly pricelist, remember, these prices and produce can change depending on availability.

 

Real Farm Freshness

This one is new to me. I haven’t ordered from them as yet as I just found out about it a couple of weeks ago. What I gather is that it’s a service that goes to the market for you, so it’s a middle man per se, not direct from a farm. A great option for things like ground provisions etc as I wasn’t get much of that from Food Basket. To get on their list, email goodystuffco@gmail.com. Here’s a snippet of their order email that goes out every week:

 

Potosi Farms

I’m over-the-moon excited about this one! Look at this picture:

They look so fresh and crisp! And rare! Some of these things I never knew were grown locally! Is that zuccini? I’ve never tried that, but I will now! And that type of cucumber in the upper right corner?!?!?! I’m over the moon! Who are they? Why, they say it best:

Located inland from the coastal town of Falmouth, and nestled in the foothills of Jamaica’s Cockpit
Country mountains, we take pride in offering the finest of sustainably grown produce.
Our harvest thrives within a fertile valley among the cockpit hills. Isolated from development, the land
is segmented beyond a mile by the beautiful Martha Brae River, providing us with pure untreated
hydration.

Our passion is sustainable farming. This means producing without depleting Earth’s resources or
polluting the environment. We follow Mother Nature’s lead in maintaining her best health, by
employing a variety of environmentally sustainable methods to grow, care and nurture our farm. Our
consumers appreciate the authenticity, quality, and personal nature of our offerings. We grow with
them in mind.

Our mission is to narrow the gap between grower and consumer by providing freshly harvested earth
to plate produce. Our personal delivery service ensures you receive your produce at its peak so you
can prepare meals with ingredients at their freshest.

At Potosi Farms we reintroduce the lost comfort of knowing how, where, and by whom your food is
grown.

I emailed them to ask them out their organic practices, since, you know, I’m an expert now -__- and it was explained to me super simply:

We farm using organic principles. Our produce is grown using NO chemicals for pest control, fungus & disease control, fertilizer, or anything else.  We only utilize Neem oil & soapy water as ourpest control spray if necessary, and fertilizers are a combination of our on-farm compost, worm castings (have a small vermiculture experiment underway), liquid kelp extract, and Johnsons Organic Fertilizer – a locally made high quality fertilizer that meets international organic standards.  Made up of rice hull, banana, ackee skins, bagasse, poultry litter, and a few other natural ingredients.

Even our tractor, pickup, generator, and irrigation pump runs on filtered waste vegetable oil as often as the supply allows!

Excuse me while I break into the dutty wine real quick! I can’t wait to get my first box! I need to step up my kitchen game stat! To get on their list, simply email veggies@potosifarms.com. Here’s a look at what they had in season for Spring/Summer, I can’t wait to get my first box!

Follow me on twitter: @iriediva, Facebook: /loveiriediva and Instagram: LoveIrieDiva as you know I will be sharing pictures from my unboxing!

 

EatFRESH Movement

This one isn’t about the greens and the yams, it’s what you eat them with!

Introducing the Eat FRESH line of products with an approach to food
that is founded on serving up good local FRESHness. This product line
features products that are based on delicious ingredients sourced
locally out of the abundance of the seasonal offerings of our island
nation Jamaica. Eat FRESH is bourne out of what we like to call
“seasons of abundance”.

Eat FRESH top offerings include FRESH Fish, Spicy Fruit Salsa and Fish
Ceviche. As advocates of a FRESH lifestyle, our FRESH Fish is never
frozen or dipped in chemicals. They are all sourced locally from
fishermen who have been trained in the practices of sustainable
fishing. We cut your FRESH fish into premium filet and steaks ready
for you to season and serve. We have also added a line that is pre
seasoned frozen FRESH line, great for grilling and kebabs featuring
mouth-watering flavours such as lemon pepper, asian rub, ginger
scallion, honey jerk and sorrel jerk BBQ  .

We like to call those who enjoy the Eat FRESH offerings our FRESH
Crew. The FRESH Crew receives news of our local FRESH catch via SMS,
email and Twitter blasts. They then reserve their orders (2 lb
minimum) for delivery ($200 fee). You too can subscribe for news of
our FRESH catch by emailing your preferred method to receive the news.

Snapper, Black Fin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Lobster and more from the EatFRESH crew! Email them at eatfresh.ja@gmail.com to get on the list and get your fish at your doorstep.

Now, don’t you just love me? Irie got your back! Go get your fresh, local eats on! And if you know of any other similar services please let me know!

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18 thoughts on “Farm Fresh Goodness Delivered To Your Door!

  1. Nique, I got so excited when you posted all the details for these delivery sites on your blog that I immediately emailed each in hopes that I’d at least get added to their mailing list for orders in the following week. I have yet to receive a response from any of them. Is there a specific format to follow? I asked to added to their mailing list, should I have said something else? *shrug*

    1. I think it’s because some of them are really a one man/woman show so it takes a while for them to get to all the emails. I did vex and a cuss to cause it took me a while to be added to Food Basket’s email list lol. I’m gonna forward them to you and then you can respond to the emails and I’m sure they’ll get that!

  2. Wow, information is knowledge. IrieDiva, Thank you , thank you, thank you. I accidentally came across your blog on a Fbook post, and was intrigued by the Green Smoothie is the business title, but you have harmed me with so much more than that. I too want to get back to a certain size, 30lbs is my goal, and your blog has truly inspired me. I’m buying my bullet today. Wow, what a motivation on this Sunday morning. Looking forward to my 3 month target…by the way, I’m definitely trying that oatmeal and banana recipe. Slap Weh.

    1. thank you so much for the kind words Natalee, so glad you’re inspired to join me on this journey! Welcome, looking forward to seeing you more around these parts 🙂

  3. Stumbled on my FB TL and Man I could just give you a big hug!.. THANK YOU! I am culinary student cant tell you how hard it is to find some of these herbs and vegetables not to mention expensive :\ … Emailed 3 of the business mentioned hope i get a response soon!

  4. Do you still get farm produce delivered? I came across your post searching for delivery in Mandeville, Manchester, without success so far. Are potosifarm still in buseiness? I’d be interested to know. Thanks

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