MORE THAN A BOX OF VEGGIES

Out of the Box is a subscription to a weekly box of 100% local and organic fruit & veggies.

By subscribing to a box you are supporting new migrants to feel at home in Sunraysia.

Photo Credit: Mildura Living Magazine / Darren Seiler

100% Local

All produce is grown here in Sunraysia.

Affordable

Eating organic, locally grown produce shouldn't hurt your back pocket.

Environmentally Friendly

Better farming practices, less food miles, brighter future.​

BUILDING COMMUNITY

Out of the Box is a social enterprise run by Food Next Door Co-op whose mission is Nurturing Land, Nourishing People.

MEET OUR GROWERS

We work closely with small‑scale farmers within a 150 km radius of Mildura.

Growers set the prices so you can be sure that they are receiving a fair return.

They deliver the produce freshly picked to go straight into your Out of the Box and into your home.

Britt & Carl MacNamara

Two energetic growers from Gol Gol growing diverse crops including broccoli, cauliflower, fennel, cabbage, zucchini and capsicum.

Ben's Bona Fide Food

Ben’s small-scale regenerative farm in Merbein supplies high quality nutrient-dense greens and veggies.

Joselyne Majambere

Co-Manager of Food Next Door’s Community Demonstration Farm, Joselyne specialises in traditional African crops, carrots, beetroot and sweet potato.

Joel Sindayigaya

Co-Manager of Food Next Door’s Community Demonstration Farm, Joel specialises in maize, beans and chard.

Out of the Box is cheaper (or equivalent to) supermarket prices*.

*When comparing equivalent products

Pound for pound, our produce is on par with the corporate giants – and that’s without considering the inherent benefits of buying locally-grown produce.

Click on the sizes to shop for different boxes.

Environmentally Friendly. Naturally.

Food Next Door is developing a regional organic certification for local small-scale farmers. 

Out of the Box values transparency with our customers and we work closely with our growers to build soil health and eliminate chemical use. 

Although some of our growers are organic, others are not. 

We cannot guarantee our produce is 100% free of chemicals due to issues beyond our control such as spray drift and residual chemicals in the soil from former farming methods. 

When we are aware of any chemical exposure you will be notified.

Frequently Asked.

Out of the Box has a standalone site for subscriptions – click here to visit.

Box produce is pre-selected based on seasonal availability from our growers.

If you pick up your box from Fosseys Gin, you will have the choice of a bunch of greens to add to your box and access to a swap table to exchange anything you don’t want that week.

There are 3 box pick up locations:

  • Fossey’s Gin, 110 Eighth Street, Mildura on Thursdays between 2.00-6.00pm;
  • Nichols Point Store [day and time];
  • Gol Gol Store [day and time].

We do our best to make remembering your Box pickup as easy as possible!

You will receive a text message reminder each week.

Important information is sent via e-news each Wednesday, including what’s in the box, some recipes, grower updates and local food stories. 

And if you do forget? Don’t worry! Uncollected boxes are donated to local families in need and to further support our local food system.
Unfortunately, no reimbursement will be offered for uncollected boxes.

Out of the Box aims to build a regular and predictable income for our small scale farmers. 
By guaranteeing a consistent weekly or fortnightly order, growers can invest more time into doing what they do best –  growing the best quality produce for you!

If you are unable to collect your box on a given week, how about finding a friend or family member to take it or let us know if you want to donate it to someone in need. You can also post on our facebook page to see if anyone out there would like your box (and arrange the financials between you.)

This also minimises the administration required at our end, and being community run this is most helpful!

As well as supporting growers, we want Out of the Box to be flexible and meet your needs. If you need to suspend your subscription for any reason, or are going away for an extended period of time, contact us on 0459 958 549 and we’ll arrange it for you.

You can manage your subscription by logging in. Options available are to change box sizes, skip a week if you are away, and cancel with the option or resuming at any time.

You can follow us on Facebook, Instagram and also join our mailing list to receive the weekly e-news. 

Food Next Door is developing a regional organic certification for local small-scale farmers.

Out of the Box values transparency with our customers and we work closely with our growers to build soil health and eliminate chemical use. Although some of our growers are organic, others are not.

We cannot guarantee our produce is 100% free of chemicals due to issues beyond our control such as spray drift and residual chemicals in the soil from former farming methods. When we are aware of any chemical exposure you will be notified.

Out of the Box is run by Food Next Door Co-op. Find out more about us here.

We are always looking for support in various roles!

If you’re interested, please send us a message or give us a call on 0459 958 549.