Covid changed the way we interact, work and shop. Panic buying made us look for alternatives ways to source groceries and we saw more businesses pivot their model into an e-commerce store. Supermarkets aren’t the only way to stock the fridge anymore with more households looking straight to the top of the food chain.

Here’s 4 to try:

Arc Organics

Passionate advocate for chemical free food with a keen interest in reducing waste and plastics in our environment, Canberra mum Claire decided to take matters into her own hands after finding it difficult to find the food she wanted at an affordable price. Through a co-op style system ARC Organics utilise bulk buying power to offer a variety of Australian grown, GMO free, fresh seasonal produce in earth friendly packaging, in a mixed box or vegetable only box at affordable prices. Add your leafy greens for free!

Delivering to Canberra, Queanbeyan, Royalla, Googong, Bungendore and offering collection points for rural and apartment living customers weekly. Orders by midday Tuesday.

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Wynlen House Artisan Village Farm

This urban micro farm is Braidwood packs huge flavour. Growing all their produce from a large kitchen garden 1000sqm and on-selling from South Coast to Canberra to those seeking organic produce. The produce is grown altogether, thriving off one another using polyculture techniques. Depending what’s in season you can add preserves and baked goods all made from chemical free produce. Find a diverse range of seasonal produce including both Asian and European varieties, picked and sold within 24 hours. You can guarantee there will be a seasonal cooking greens medley and a seasonal salad mix in each box.

Collection from the farm, packed for easy travel.

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Alpha Fresh

Family-owned for three generations and proudly Canberran. Trading between primary producers and end users. During lockdown Alpha launched a delivery service direct to the public to enable easier, safer access to fresh produce. Each box contains hand picked, in season produce for competitive prices.

Alpha Fresh services Canberra, Queanbeyan and surrounding regions, 6 days a week, with same day delivery for any local orders placed before 9am.

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Pialligo Estate

Pialligo Estate opened its orchards and market gardens while there was a hospitality lull. As well as a box of seasonal fruit and veg you can add extra virgin olive oil from the estate grounds, farm eggs and garden produce given a new life in the form of pickles, sauce or jam. Pialligo’s famous fertile river flats have been producing food for the Canberra district since the 1820’s. It impossible to return to supermarket produce once you’ve had the real deal.

Available for local home delivery or Click N Collect contactless drive-thru.

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