I am so excited to be getting my groceries delivered again! Ocado put on a deal where you can get as many mid-week (Tues-Thurs) deliveries you want for £2.99 a month. Or was it £3.99? Cheap anyway. Even if I only use it once or twice a month.
So the groceries just came and just in time too because we have been running out of basics like eggs and fruit. I nearly had to give my son ice cream for breakfast! (He usually refuses oatmeal).
The funny thing is though, that I actually struggled to fill my basket with £40 worth (the minimum order). This is because I am trialing a new vegetable box scheme tomorrow. The company I chose provides fruit, veg, meat, dairy, and pantry items. So I am trying out their medium fruit and veg box, eggs, milk, chicken, beef, and sausages. As a result I didn't want to put any of those items in my Ocado delivery. If the veg box works out well, I may not need Ocado nearly as much. The veg box scheme people have a minimum order of £25 for their meat products, which is certainly more meat than we eat in a week. Or rather, more than we can afford in a week. So I will have to weigh up the pros and cons of local, organic, expensive meat, versus Ocado's meat prices from not so local farms....
I am also thinking about trying a few different veg box schemes over the coming months. To see which companies, produce, and prices I like the most. I chose this one to try first because they sell dairy as well.
I am not sure that we will be self-sufficient in veg this year because I am too big and uncomfortable to dig in the garden at the moment, and I don't know how much I will get done with a small baby. The nice thing about all of these schemes is that you can order for the weeks you want and stop when you need to.