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Aug 14, 2008 07:26 PM

'In Season' produce delivery comes to Brookline and JP

Have heard wonderful things about this service...fresh produce delivery year-round. I don't know details on costs, days of delivery etc, but wanted to spread the word.


daily candy write up (from earlier this summer):

We won't be able to get it for a few weeks due to move-in and vacation, so would love to hear your feedback..

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  1. What's wonderful about it? Do they carry mangosteen?

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    1. re: joebloe

      local produce delivery year-round is wonderful for me. maybe not for you, but was alerting people who would appreciate knowing.

      1. re: joebloe

        It's advertised as "New England suppliers for fruits, vegetables, meat, dairy, bread, and dry goods" and therefore no mangosteen unless you know of where they are grown around here.

        This is another opportunity for our farmers and artesian food purveyors to sell their goods and stay in business and that is important to all of us.

      2. I'm so glad they're now servicing Brookline. I posted a think about them back when the Daily Candy article came out. I'll definitely be trying some of the products!

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        1. re: BackBayGirl

          you are now BrooklineGirl, right? Looking forward to sharing tips on our new 'hood.

          1. re: gramercyfoodie

   can take the girl out of Back Bay, but you can't take the Back Bay out of the girl. Ha! I plan to move back to Back Bay in the future, but I do love my new Brookline neighborhood for the time being. Lots of great restaurants to discover!!!! Plus, Brookline has the In Season truck which is cool, so I have to try it out!

        2. I just placed my first order. Thanks for the heads-up!

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          1. re: pomodori pelati

            I'm so glad -- would love your feedback when you get it.

          2. I am a big fan of a service called Boston Organics ('s very similar to inseason, but they cast a much wider delivery net, being based in Charlestown. You register with them directly on website, provide a "do not include" list (i.e., I don't like eggplant, I can get my own bananas) and they deliver to your doorstep a fresh box of produce each week. You can also add on neat items like local eggs, Nashoba Bread, organic cheddar from VT. and free-trade coffee. I like the 1/3 fruit and 2/3 veg box, and it's about $28/week. You can change the add-ons, preferences each week, and there is no "contract." If you are looking for strictly local, this may not be for you...some of the produce comes from out of state, but it is all certified organic. Then again, at this time of the year, the bulk is local. Wonderful service. They also include a little sheet of recipes for the produce you select, as well as updates on local farms. Try it!

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            1. re: agneaux

              i really wanted to like boston organics, but the quantities were just too small for the money. it's less than a weeks worth of produce, and for $28 i can go to russo's and pick up about 2 1/2 weeks of produce. (even including gas, it's still a better deal.)

              still though, i wish i could continue to support it because i love the idea, but it doesn't make financial sense for our household.

              1. re: agneaux

                I'd do this as it looks like a nice box o' stuff with excellent variety, however the delivery is between 10am - 5pm, and for Boston it's on a Tue. Not practical for most working folk.

                1. re: Niblet

                  They will deliver to a work address, if you can accommodate the bin at work and then carry stuff home. But, as someone who dropped the service I'm probably not the best person to promote it!

                  1. re: heathermb

                    Just curious, as someone who is interested in joining, why did you cancel?

                    1. re: lkmuller

                      A few things -

                      1. The quantity in the box was getting smaller and smaller, which I do understand - but for the $/lb I could get much more using farmers' markets - and have much more control over what I got.
                      2. Too much was coming from VERY far away - I'm more a fan of eating seasonally
                      3. My delivery was on Friday and by that day I had almost nothing that was listed on the website as "This Week's Box" so it was often a disappointment rather than a pleasant surprise.

                      So, it wasn't for me, but it might be for you - I wouldn't tell people not to join - but it's not for me.

                      1. re: heathermb

                        Are you referring to Boston Organics or In Season? I think with In Season, you choose what you want to buy.

                        1. re: beetlebug

                          sorry, I think you (heathermb) are referring to BO. I cancelled BO for very similar reasons as HeatherMB. On top of her reasons is that the produce selection was getting very predictable as well as some bad veggies.

                          1. re: beetlebug

                            You're right - I was referring to BO. In Season is something I might consider once the Copley market closes - right now it's just too convenient to consider anything else!

                            1. re: heathermb

                              I'm with you heathermb. I may try this in December. However, living in the Back Bay we will have to try to work out some more secure drop off point.

                              Even our newspapers have been stolen from the front steps. I'm not about to risk a $50 plus order of meat and cheese. I have a couple of ideas but have to see if anyone else in our building is interested so we can make an arrangement.

                              1. re: BostonZest

                                You could do what Niblet did and have the guy call you when he is at your place..of course that means that you'd be ok with getting a phone call anywhere from 5:30-7:30am. Not sure when In Season delivers to the Back Bay area but I'm sure he could give you an idea.

                                1. re: twentyoystahs

                                  Thank for the idea. I tend to work late into the night but I'm working with the building staff to see what we might be able to do building wide.

              2. They are now delivering to lots more towns:

                Has anyone tried this service? I see that they have cheese from Cambridge now as well.