If you want to get organic produce delivered to your house, you have a plethora of options. Greenling, Farmhouse and Instacart are the biggest options, but farms including Green Gate and Johnson’s Backyard Garden also offer home delivery.
Last fall, another company entered the Austin market. Freggies launched in Seattle but expanded to Austin, where they are now delivering two sizes of produce boxes to households, restaurants and offices in many of the city’s ZIP codes.
The company says that it’s different from community-supported agriculture programs and traditional grocery stores because it offers a middle ground of fresh organic produce delivered to you without the limitation of seasonality. The Austin branch does work with local farms, including Springdale and Johnson’s, but in a sample box a few weeks ago, the local produce wasn’t apparent in a mix of fruits and vegetables that included plums, apples, carrots, zucchini, beets, tomatoes, collard greens and lettuce.
As with a CSA, customers don’t get to select which produce comes in each box, but you can order from two sizes: The big box feeds 2 to 5 people and costs $39.99, or the smaller box, which appears in the photograph, and feeds 1 to 3 people for $29.99. You can subscribe to have the boxes delivered every week, every other week or just for a single delivery.
The company recommends that someone should be home to receive the delivery, but you can also leave instructions for them to leave it in a cool, shaded spot. You can find out more about the service or place an order at freggies.com.