Dec 03, 2012 Fans Of Five A Day Flock To Local Company A new Nottingham(shire) based vegetable box company has signed up over 200 customers in the last eight weeks, following a hugely successful pilot scheme. The business is now preparing for a full launch across the NG4-6 and NG8-16 postcode areas on 3rd September 2012, expanding its services even further at the start of next year. The aptly named Parsnips and Pears sources its produce from local farmers and growers which means that the offer is totally seasonal but without the premium price tag associated with organic vegetable box products. Sara Barlow is the force behind this new business; “This is honest to goodness, great quality, great tasting seasonal produce delivered directly to the door .... and that common sense offer has really resonated with our customers. “Some miss the demise of their high street greengrocer and are delighted to find a service that fills the gap. Others have families to feed with healthy appetites and are savvy enough to know that you don’t have to pay a hefty price for good quality if you know where to look. “Why rely on supermarket produce that’s been half way around the world and back, when something can be picked from a nearby field and on your fork soon afterwards?” The Parsnips and Pears vegetable boxes are already available in different sizes, from small to medium, large to extra large and special occasion. Prices start at £7.99 including delivery and all are very generously packed full to bursting with nutritious, seasonal items. Sara added: “Eating seasonally makes for a far more varied diet and allows us to offer fair and reasonable prices. This is not produce that has been imported or freighted from one end of the country to the other and so that’s a cost we simply don’t have to bear. “We can pay our suppliers a fair price for their produce and still deliver it at a great price to our customers – which certainly stacks up economically when compared to an equivalent supermarket shop.” The new Parsnips and Pears website www.parsnipsandpears.co.uk will also go live on launch date and will be a source of seasonal information, recipes, competitions and news. Vegetable boxes can be ordered online through the website or by calling 0115 822 8622. Parsnips and Pears delivers seasonal produce directly to your door. We offer fresh, British food, that tastes great and comes at an affordable price. Full details about our product range can be found on www.parsnipsandpears.co.uk . Follow us on Twitter (@parsnipspears), find us on Facebook, Pinterest and LinkedIn.