KaiBOX is moving up to CBEC on Pukepoto Road this week, so if you’re one of the lucky ones getting their weekly veg boxes you’ll need to head up there on a Wednesday afternoon to collect them from now on rather than collect from the EcoCentre.
KaiBOX is a fruit & veg box scheme supplying food that is as locally grown, organic, spray free etc as possible. Some produce is fully certified, the rest either in transition or somewhere along the spectrum. When supplies are scares like now due to all the wet weather the veg is ‘as good as we can get’ along the continuum, coordinator Cheryl Toka always tries to get the best value for her customers and as organic as possible.
The bad weather means several growers have lost crops and/or have little available at the moment so Cheryl is even more keen than usual to hear from anyone in the local area who might have suitable surplus produce either on a one off or regular basis that she could buy for the box scheme.
Once the weather improves and growers have more produce Cheryl hopes to be able to add more customers into the scheme, there is already a waiting list! If you’re on it, or would like to be you can help KaiBOX and your own cause by spreading word about the need for growers around friends and whānau.
Cheryl can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org