Full Circle Farms doesn't use any chemicals to grow their produce and because they fly it up ethylene isn't used ***. Ethylene diminishes the nutrient value and the taste, that is why the produce at the local stores in Alaska are bland and so many of us need vitamin supplements.
The week before, you can see what they are shipping and can add more and substitute items you may not want. When the product comes into Anchorage, it is distributed to various pick up spots, I go to Kaladi on the corner, closer then the grocery store.
We received our first box, last Thursday. It was two days late, but they kept me informed the whole time. I was worried what the produce would look like being late and all, but it was in great shape. I had the BIGGEST head of red leaf lettuce, a leek, 3 zucchinis, celery, peas, broccoli, red chard, kiwis, Clementine's, Fuji apples, and oranges. I have never had an apple like that.
A small box, the size of one those cardboard file folder box, cost me $40.00 and I can stop shipments anytime, or put a hold on my box if I am away for the week. They say a small box would feed a couple (that's two) for a week. My family of five is still eating it. Someday, I will compare their price to Carrs and Costco, just to see how it compares cost wise.
I will continue getting my bi-monthly delivery's but I am thinking we may be ordering weekly, if we are as happy with the next few boxes. My favorite part... it is so much fun to play with produce I wouldn't normally buy.
Thanks for the e-mail. We use nothing but good old fashioned timeliness and refrigeration to get our produce to Alaska in the best shape possible. We pride ourselves on being 100% organic and as sustainable as we know how from field to table. Thanks for joining!