Monday, January 16, 2012

A box full of dreams and schemes

I have often considered the idea of selling vegetable boxes from my garden.  I am inspired by businesses such as Hilbarn in Tasmania who pack seasonal, locally sourced fruit and vegetables into boxes and distribute them to their subscribers on a regular basis.

Currently I pack vegetable boxes on a very tiny scale for a small group of customers (really they are friends!) depending on what is prolific in the garden at the time.  I get immense satisfaction from this and it is fun to share my excess vegetables with people who share my passion for food.

Anyone who has grown vegetables will know that it can often be a case of feast or famine.  One week I might have 5kg of excess cucumbers and the next week the patch can be a bit bare.  Variety and consistency is perhaps one of the biggest challenges in the vegetable garden.

On Sunday morning after I packed this box I once again considered the idea of Shady Yards Trading  vegetable boxes…another plan for the future perhaps.


  1. Just beautiful! Images like this just fill me with inspiration!

  2. Helen at Casa CostelloJanuary 17, 2012 at 5:55 AM

    Fantastic colours - perfect way to cheer up a dreary Monday.

  3. Replies
    1. I think you should deliver to Sydney...if only hey? And you have chooks I see??? I'd love to see a post about them...I love chooks!

  4. What a fantastic idea! You should do it. I love the name too. Maybe you could recruit a few more growers so you can offer more variety to customers.

  5. Oh Jane - a woman close to my own heart!!!! I would love to do this also and often when produce is in abundance I am lucky that I can sell it 'market style' in my knitting shop.

    You truely are an inspiration...

    Joie :)


Hello and welcome. I will try to reply to all comments eventually because I love the conversation! Jane