We all know that shopping for organic produce is not as easy in Hong Kong as it is in other parts of the globe, but the people over at Providence Family Farm in Ruijin, Jiangxi Provence are making it so much easier. When fashion designer Barney Cheng asked a few friends to try the boxes pre-launch last year – his family are behind the farm – I quickly agreed. My boys declared the sweetcorn the best ever, and for me that was the ultimate seal of approval as it’s not always easy to get them to eat all their veggies, let alone enjoy them.
Grown within a day’s trucking distance from your doorstop means unnecessary packaging, storage and transportation is kept to a minimum, and all is farmed organically and certified by French certification body Ecocert– without the use of synthetic fertilisers, herbicides and pesticides – making the process kinder to the environment and, arguably, better for our health.
Providence Family Farm also gives back to the local community by partnering with the farmers, providing employment to the older members of the community so that sustainable organic farming will once again be a viable option for supporting the livelihoods of the villagers.
So what can you expect if you sign up? Each Providence Beautiful Seasonal Box is packed with delicious, nutritious USDA, JAS, EU certified vegetables and comes in two sizes: the Boutique Box designed for a family with two or three people or the Big Box with a wider selection of vegetables which will work for a family of four or six people.
They deliver on Mondays or Tuesdays and delivery areas include HK Island and Kowloon. For now, they are unable to deliver to New Territories or Outlying Islands.
Sign up for their Family Tree Membership and get a discount of HK$50 for the first order of a one-off boutique box for new members.