Farmbox Direct Reviews

Published on March 24, 2021
Last modified on July 8, 2021

This Farmbox Direct reviews post contains affiliate links and we were given a sample.  We may be compensated if you make a purchase.  All opinions are our own.

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By Alison Chew

Reviewed by Rebecca Housh, MS, RDN

Farmbox Direct

Farmbox Direct delivers fresh, seasonal produce directly to your door throughout the Continental United States. Many hours are spent sourcing the best organic and all natural produce from what is freshest and in season so that you receive the most delicious fruits and vegetables available.  Now everyone can enjoy the benefits of eating fresh, healthy produce. Shop now >>
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What We Like

  • Organic and all natural box options available
  • Several box sizes available to fit your needs
  • Can make up to 5 substitutions
  • Free delivery and environmentally-friendly packaging

What We Don’t Like

  • Box is only semi-customizable
  • No recipes included

Farmbox Direct Reviews

Farmbox Direct makes it easy to enjoy fresh, seasonal produce throughout the year without having to go to the farmer’s market or grocery store.

To get started, enter your zip code to ensure delivery to your area.  Then choose your box (more on each box option below) from four sizes, all natural or organic, all fruit/all veggies/mixed, or select a juicing box from three options.  Finally, customize your Farmbox to your liking with up to 5 substitutions.

Farmbox Direct changes its menu every week as they source produce that is fresh and in season so that you receive the most delicious fruits and vegetables available (and so you don’t get bored!).

For our Farmbox Direct reviews, we received a Medium Organic Mixed box.  Our box included 3 potatoes, 3 tomatoes, 1 avocado, 1 zucchini, 4 large carrots, 1 head of celery, 1 heaf of lettuce, 2 mangos, 3 apples, 4 pears, 3 oranges, 3 kiwi, 1 yellow bell pepper, 13 asparagus stalks, and around 10 Brussels sprouts. Shop now >>

Farmbox Direct Unboxing by MealFinds

All the packing materials that come with your box are either biodegradable or recyclable, helping to reduce your impact on the environment while helping the farm community and your health.  Included in your box is a guide to the packing materials and how to recycle each one.

When we unpacked our box we were impressed by the thought that was put into the packaging and care taken.  For example, some items were wrapped individually in paper to help absorb moisture during transit and to keep the items fresh.  We also noticed that our produce was at various stages of ripeness – meaning we didn’t have to eat everything immediately for fear of it going bad.  We could take our time and enjoy fruit as it ripened throughout the week.

It would’ve been nice to receive three or four seasonal recipes in our box to help us decide what to do with all of our yummy produce.  This isn’t a deal-breaker as Farmbox Direct does have recipes on their site, but we love seeing new recipes especially for ingredients that aren’t often used like kiwi. Shop now >>

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Throughout the week we made so many delicious snacks and meals with our fresh produce.  Here are a few of our favorites:

  • Snacks: tomatoes with mozzarella, celery with peanut butter and dark chocolate.
  • Juice: fresh-squeezed orange juice
  • Smoothie: mango, kiwi, lettuce, and apple smoothie
  • Dessert: carrot cupcakes
  • Dinner: tacos with yellow bell pepper and avocado crema on top
  • Dinner Sides: asparagus with butter and garlic, baked Brussels sprout chips, and loaded baked potatoes
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I’m not one for wasting food, and I have to say that I ate better this week with all of the fresh produce around than I would in a normal week.  I not only enjoyed the seasonal produce, but I ate things like kiwi and celery that I wouldn’t normally buy. Shop now >>

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Our Medium, Organic, Mixed box from Farmfresh Direct cost $53.95 and we received around 35-40 servings of produce.  It’s hard to compare a Farmbox Direct box with the farmer’s market or grocery store because most produce is priced by weight, but in our rough calculations comparing organic prices in our local WholeFoods, the price was roughly the same. Shop now >>

Farmbox Direct Reviews: Produce Boxes

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With Farmbox Direct you have several box choices.  There are 4 box sizes – Essential that feeds 1-2 people, Small that feeds a small family, Medium that feeds an average-size family, and Large that feeds a large family of 6+.  In addition, you can select an organic box or an all natural box, with the all natural box being the more economical option.  Finally, you can select a mixed box with both fruit and vegetables, an all fruit box, or an all vegetable box.  In addition, Farmbox Direct has 3 juicing boxes which are all organic.

All information included below is of the time of this posting.  Produce menus are updated weekly and change with the seasons. Shop now >>

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All Natural Essential:  Fruit and Vegetable Mixed box that can feed 1-2 people

  • Includes: 1 Carrot Bunch,  2 Apples, 1 Potato, 2 Pears, 1 Brussel Sprout Bunch, 2 Tomatoes, 2 Kiwi, 2 Green Beans Bunch, 2 Cara Cara Oranges, 1 Butter Leaf Lettuce Head
  • No substitutions
  • Feeds: 1-2 people
  • $33
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Small – All Natural: Ideal for a small family for one week.  More economical than the Only Organic box.

  • Includes:
    • Fruit Only -4 Apples, 2 Avocado, 1 Grapefruit, 2 Pears, 3 Kiwi, 2 Mango, 3 Cara Cara Oranges
    • Vegetables Only- 1 Carrot Bunch, 2 Potato, 2 Avocado, 1 Celery Bunch,  1 Zucchini, 1 Brussel Sprout Bunch, 1 Onion, 1 Sweet Potato, 2 Tomatoes, 1 Green Beans Bunch, 1 Kale Bunch, 1 Butter Leaf Lettuce Head
    • Mixed- 1 Carrot Bunch,  2 Apples, 1 Potato, 2 Pears, 1 Mango, 1 Brussel Sprout Bunch, 1 Celery Head, 2 Tomatoes, 2 Kiwi, 1 Green Beans Bunch, 2 Cara Cara Oranges
  • Up to 5 substitutions
  • Feeds: Small family
  • $43.95
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Small – Only Organic: Ideal for a small family for one week

  • Includes:
    • Fruit Only – 4 Organic  Apples, 2 Organic  Avocado, 1 Organic Grapefruit, 2 Organic Pears, 4 Organic Kiwi, 2 Organic Mango, 3 Organic Cara Cara Oranges
    • Vegetables Only- 1 Organic Carrot Bunch, 2 Organic Potatoes, 2 Organic Avocado, 1 Organic Celery Bunch,  1 Organic Zucchini, 1 Organic Brussel Sprout Bunch, 1 Organic Sweet Potato, 2 Organic Tomatoes, 1 Organic Green Beans Bunch, 1 Organic Kale Bunch, 1 Organic Butter Leaf Lettuce Head
    • Mixed-1 Organic Carrot Bunch,  2 Organic Apples,  1 Organic Mango, 1 Organic Potato, 2 Organic Pears, 1 Organic Celery Bunch,  1 Organic Zucchini, 1 Organic Brussel Sprout Bunch, 1 Organic Tomato, 2 Organic Kiwi, 1 Green Beans Bunch, 2 Organic Cara Cara Oranges, 1 Organic Kale Bunch
  • Up to 5 substitutions
  • Feeds: Small family
  • $47.95
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Medium – All Natural: With a wider selection of fruit and vegetables than the small box, the medium box is perfect for average-size families. More economical than the Only Organic box.

  • Includes
    • Fruit Only – 4 Apples, 2 Avocado, 1 Grapefruit, 2 Pears, 4 Kiwi, 2 Mango, 3 Cara Cara Oranges
    • Vegetables Only- 1 Carrot Bunch, 2 Potato, 2 Avocado, 1 Celery Bunch,  1 Zucchini, 1 Brussel Sprout Bunch, 1 Sweet Potato, 2 Tomatoes, 1 Green Beans Bunch, 1 Kale Bunch, 1 Butter Leaf Lettuce Head
    • Mixed-1 Carrot Bunch,  3 Apples,  1 Mango, 2 Potatoes, 1 Grapefruit, 3 Pears, 1 Celery Bunch, 2 Brussel Sprout Bunch, 3 Tomato, 3 Kiwi, 2 Green Beans Bunch, 3 Cara Cara Oranges, 1 Kale Bunch
  • Up to 5 substitutions
  • Feeds: Average-size family
  • $48.95
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Medium – Only Organic: With a wider selection of fruit and vegetables than the small box, the medium box is perfect for average-size families.

  • Includes
    • Fruit Only – 8 Organic Apples, 3 Organic Avocado, 2 Organic Grapefruit, 4 Organic Pears, 6 Organic Kiwi, 3 Organic Mango, 4 Organic Cara Cara Oranges
    • Vegetables Only- 2 Organic Carrot Bunch, 3 Organic Potato, 3 Organic Avocado, 1 Organic Beet, 1 Organic Celery Bunch,  2 Organic Onions, 2 Organic Zucchini, 2 Organic Brussel Sprout Bunch, 2 Organic Sweet Potato, 3 Organic Tomatoes, 2 Organic Green Beans Bunch, 1 Organic Kale Bunch, 1 Organic Butter Leaf Lettuce Head
    • Mixed-1 Organic Carrot Bunch,  3 Organic Apples,  2 Organic Potatoes, 1 Organic Grapefruit, 3 Organic Pears, 1 Organic Mango, 2 Organic Brussel Sprout Bunch, 1 Organic Celery Bunch,  2 Organic Zucchini, 2 Organic Tomatoes, 3 Organic Kiwi, 1 Organic Green Beans Bunch, 3 Organic Cara Cara Oranges, 1 Organic Kale Bunch, 1 Organic Butter Leaf Lettuce Head
  • Up to 5 substitutions
  • Feeds: Average-size family
  • $53.95
  • Shop now >>

 

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Large – All Natural: Can feed a large family for the week.  More economical than the Only Organic box.

  • Includes
    • Fruit Only – 6 Apples, 4 Avocado, 2 Grapefruit, 6 Pears, 5 Kiwi, 4 Mango, 5 Cara Cara Oranges
    • Vegetables Only- 2 Carrot Bunch, 4 Potatoes, 4 Avocado, 1 Celery Bunch,  1 Onion, 3 Zucchini, 3 Brussel Sprout Bunch, 3 Sweet Potato, 4 Tomatoes, 3 Green Beans Bunch, 1 Kale Bunch, 1 Butter Leaf Lettuce Head
    • Mixed-1 Carrot Bunch,  4 Apples,  3 Potatoes, 2 Grapefruit, 4 Pears, 2 Mangoes, 3 Brussel Sprout Bunch, 1 Celery Bunch, 4 Tomatoes, 4 Kiwi, 3 Green Beans Bunch, 4 Cara Cara Oranges, 1 Kale Bunch
  • Up to 5 substitutions
  • Feeds: Large family
  • $53.95
  • Shop now >>

 

Large – Only Organic: Can feed a large family for the week.

  • Includes
    • Fruit Only – 10 Organic Apples, 4 Organic Avocado, 3 Organic Grapefruit, 6 Organic Pears, 8 Organic Kiwi, 4 Organic Mango, 5 Organic Cara Cara Oranges
    • Vegetables Only- 2 Organic Carrot Bunch, 4 Organic Potatoes, 4 Organic Avocado, 2 Organic Beets, 1 Organic Celery Bunch,  1 Organic Onion, 3 Organic Zucchini, 3 Organic Brussel Sprout Bunch, 3 Organic Sweet Potato, 4 Organic Tomatoes, 4 Organic Green Beans Bunch, 1 Organic Kale Bunch, 1 Organic Butter Leaf Lettuce Head
    • Mixed-1 Organic Carrot Bunch,  4 Organic Apples,  3 Organic Potatoes, 2 Organic Grapefruit, 4 Organic Pears, 2 Organic Mangos, 3 Organic Brussel Sprout Bunch, 1 Organic Celery Bunch,  3 Organic Zucchini, 3 Organic Tomatoes, 4 Organic Kiwi, 2 Organic Green Beans Bunch, 4 Organic Cara Cara Oranges, 1 Organic Kale Bunch, 1 Organic Butter Leaf Lettuce Head
  • Up to 5 substitutions
  • Feeds: Large family
  • $68.95
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Farmbox Direct Reviews: Juicing Boxes

 

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Green Juicing Box:  Get everything you need to make it at home with our Green Juicing Produce Box.

  • Includes: 2 Organic Carrot Bunches, 4 Organic Apples, 2 Organic Avocados, 2 Organic Lemons, 4 Organic Pears, 2 Organic Beets, 4 Organic Celery Heads, 1 Organic Ginger, 1 Organic Kale, 2 Organic Butter Leaf Lettuce
  • Feeds
  • $57.95
  • Shop now >>

 

Red Juicing Box: Create a unique red juice each week with our Red Juicing Produce Box.

  • Includes: 2 Organic Carrot Bunches, 4 Organic Apples, 3 Organic Grapefruit, 5 Organic Beets, 2 Organic Celery Heads, 1 Organic Ginger, 2 Organic Kale, 2 Organic Butter Leaf Lettuce
  • Feeds
  • $57.95
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Orange Juicing Box: For orange juice that packs a nutritional punch, just blend the ingredients in our Orange Juicing Produce Box.

  • Includes: 5 Organic Carrot Bunches, 4 Organic Apples, 3 Organic Mangoes, 2 Organic Celery Heads, 1 Organic Ginger, 2 Organic Kale, 2 Organic Butter Leaf Lettuce, 6 Organic Cara Cara Oranges
  • Feeds
  • $57.95
  • Shop now >>

 

Farmbox Direct Reviews: Subscription and Shipping

Farmbox Direct ships throughout the continental United States.  And with their flexible subscription, you can choose your delivery schedule, skip deliveries or cancel at any time.  Plus, there are no registration or membership fees.

In addition, Farmbox Direct offers eGift Cards for those wanting to give the gift of fresh, seasonal produce to friends and family. Shop now >>

Farmbox Direct Reviews: Bottom Line

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Farmbox Direct delivers fresh, seasonal produce directly to your door throughout the Continental United States. By sourcing the best organic and all natural produce from what is freshest and in season you receive the most delicious fruits and vegetables available.

We love Farmbox Direct’s commitment to environmentally-friendly packaging and appreciated the guide included in the box with instructions on how to recycle everything inside.  We also love that they offer both organic and the more economical “all natural” box options in several sizes to fit your needs with all boxes supporting local farmers.

And while you can make up to 5 substitutions per delivery, we would love to be able to fully customize our box with fresh, seasonal produce.  We would’ve also liked to have received seasonal recipes within our box to help with meal prep using all of the fresh produce we just received.

Compared to other produce delivery services, we like that Farmbox Direct includes free shipping with every delivery and offers a lot of options.  When we compared the price of our organic medium mixed box to the price of the same organic items at our local WholeFoods, we found the price to be similar, but that the convenience of Farmbox Direct can’t be beaten.

We would recommend Farmbox Direct to anyone looking for fresh, seasonal produce delivered directly to your door.  For those that don’t have access to quality produce or organic produce, Farmbox Direct is a great option as you can’t be the convenience.  Shop now >>

Enjoy!

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This post has been reviewed and approved by our dietitian Rebecca Housh, MS, RDN, LDN for nutritional accuracy.
rebecca-housh-ms-rdn-ldn-registered-dietitianRebecca Housh is a registered dietitian based in Chicago, IL. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Physiology from Boston University and a Master of Science in Human Nutrition from the University of Illinois in Chicago. Rebecca is passionate about the idea of food as medicine in both preventative and therapeutic care. Her current professional interests lie in food security, food access, and nutrition for chronic disease.

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