Reviews for: Out of the Box Collective
Better than you can do for yourself
By: Charles Barth (Apr 28, 2011)
I'm a huge fan. This is as good as it gets without running to 3 or 4 farmers markets a week. I know because that's what I was doing. The greatest benefit is that you get the products from the Santa Barbara area food shed (which is the best in my opinion) delivered to your door in the greater LA area. Calculate your personal time and gas and you cannot bring this food home for these prices. I still keep in touch at local farmers markets as it's a big part of supporting farmers - but this is an anchor to that process - especially if you are tight on time.
From Chuck Barth - customer and friend.
Gourmet all the way, worth every penny
By: jeanne ringe (Apr 13, 2011)
I can't believe I'm lucky enough to live in the delivery area for this weekly harvest of local, sustainable, gourmet meats, fish, fruits, vegetables, pies, nuts, coffee, preserves, etc. etc.
I joined CSA's when I lived in other states and I was a regular at the one in Topanga when I lived there. This is a very different experience, and I find the variety and substance of the Couples box is enough to get my family of 3 through most of the week (leaving 1 night to go out, or two, if I want to freeze something). There are bigger boxes for larger families.
One of the best features is the meal plans. I don't have to think about what to make for dinner each night; the recipes are all made from what's in the box.
My local market, Maddy's, is sorry to see me join OBS, I'm sure. I was spending quite a lot there every week but now I only buy cleaning supplies and dog food there.
This actually saves me money on groceries!