Aussie Farmers Direct
I had several difficulties with the website but from the newsletters I receive, I see that that's undergoing constant revision and improvement.
I would love to be a much bigger Aussie Farmers Direct customer but for me, ducking out to the shops might actually be easier.
Still, I'd highly recommend it to anyone who values quality and supporting local, and have no negatives to say about the level of service or the product standards."
I like knowing that I'm buying Australian products and the drivers are very friendly and efficient at their job."
I love the convenience of receiving a weekly delivery of Australian grown fruit and veg but get frustrated by the inconsistent quality.
The customer service is helpful and quick to refund any poor quality items. The custimer service web chat feature is very useful I just wish I wasn't so familiar with it.
I think it's a great idea having your fruit, veg, milk & general groceries delivered to your door stop - it's bringing the old days back again!"
My partner is now using up the credit ordering seafood and meats and he tells me the quality is very good (I don't eat meat). You have to admire getting up and having fresh produce already delivered to your door by 5am. Having said that, when we have used up the credit, I don't think we'll continue using them - I personally find it easier going to a store and selecting the items I want, making planning meals so much easier for our family."
That being said the quality of the produce was excellent and I found the prices fair for the service you get."
I am adding an addendum. I got an order two weeks ago. The vegetarian lasagne had no bechamel and was basically a lot of pasta with tomato sauce and no more than a handful of veges. The lamb roast has a 1cm thick layer of fat over it. When I rang them I got " I'm really sorry about that" I'll let them know. No refund or credit offered. I'd like to support them but quality has to be part of the deal"
"I wont purchase thru Aussie farmers, I had someone round not so long ago and the only way I could join was to give my credit card details which I refuse to do. I would rather buy direct off the farmer Farmers Markets are all over the place and some come with milk deliveries from Ballarat. Farmers Direct is still the middle man, Farmers Markets are directly with the farmer where the money he makes goes straight into his pocket, I know because I am one"
The main thing, the fruit is fresh. It's better than anything else I've ever purchased from a store. Milk is nice and the orange juice.
The mince cooks beautifully, more than obvious its better quality isn't chewy.
I recommend, can get some great deals and saves time searching to find a few good apples at the store"
If you join up, you get a $10 credit on your first voucher.
You gotta watch out though, I know their stuff is great, but you can get carried away and the cost adds up.
Their normal boxes are good too - couples box at $26. At first you couldn't choose and got some stuff not used, but that's changed now. There's also an organic box option.
But the big black boxes come in handy for other stuff too.
Nice to know the Farmers are benefitting from this as well."
Their range has increased since I was last using them about 8 months-1 year ago and looks fantastic.
Just gotta remember to put the esky out the night before delivery otherwise it gets left in the morning sun! Once that happens you don't forget again. (Sometimes they'll lend you one of theirs if they have a spare if you've forgotten which is good.)
Love the idea of helping our farmers and supporting small businesses."
Some items are quite expensive, but I think that this is because they are all of high quality and are Australian made and owned.
I save a lot of money shopping this way as I am not buying additional things that I just see and THINK I need when perusing supermarket isles.
I'd definitley recommend this service."