Organic Veggie Delivery

I’ve mentioned this before, but if you’re looking for an easy way to buy locally-produced organic vegetables on Prince Edward Island, you should give Aaron Koleszar’s Organic Veggie Delivery service a try.

The produce is local, the schedule and mechanism for delivery and payment is easy to manage, the delivery car is powered by biodiesel, and you’ll not meet a nicer veggie delivery person than Aaron.

Here’s a snippet from Aaron’s email today, announcing his return to the fold:

I’m pleased to announce that after 6 weeks recovering from hernia surgery, I plan to resume deliveries on Thursday/Friday of next week (July 23-24). Orders will be due by the night of Monday, July 20. Later today (or on Friday) I will send out an update detailing what’s available and what’s in the veggie boxes.

I’d like to thank everyone for your patience and for all of your kind words, thoughts, and wishes of a full and speedy recovery. The surgery and recovery went well and I’m mostly healed. I’m feeling quite well, but I still need to be careful with lifting for a while.

For the time being, I will only be delivering every 2 weeks, so the next delivery will be scheduled for August 6-7. I expect weekly deliveries to begin late August or early September.

Also, you should know that my partner Jodie and I are joyfully anticipating the arrival of our first baby. The forecasted due date is August 13. However, if the actual baby delivery date happens to coincide with vegetable delivery dates, then I might have to delay the veggie delivery a bit. In such an event, I would of course be in touch to inform you.


Jedidja's picture
Jedidja on July 17, 2009 - 00:41 Permalink

Awesome :) The more people we have with CSA-type stuff on the Island, the better.

Ben Wilson's picture
Ben Wilson on July 17, 2009 - 20:37 Permalink

Very cool. Also check out to connect with local growers.

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Josh Biggley on July 18, 2009 - 19:29 Permalink

I think this email fulfills the previously debated “personal connection” you were looking for in your food procurement strategy. In a short, but efficient, email I now know more about Aaron and Jodie than I will ever know about the anonymous stockperson who puts out the organic veggies at Sobey’s.

Jules Vern's picture
Jules Vern on September 16, 2009 - 04:41 Permalink

Koleszar isn’t an Island name now is it? I wonder if he still delivers cream pies?

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Josh Biggley on September 16, 2009 - 13:17 Permalink

I was ponder CSAs this morning while I was assembling the kids lunches. (Yes, we actually still _make_ lunches for our kids — crazy, I know) I was pondering the model of a CSA with a meat option. I don’t know exactly how the whole process would work as my pondering rarely delves into the details but such a program would solve my “How do I fit half a cow into my small chest freezer?” dilemma. It would also prevent disappointment when trying to procure Montreal Smoked Meat from the Farmer’s Market and the accompanying mutiny from my children when I return home empty-handed.

Does anyone know anyone if anyone already does the weekly meat delivery a la CSA or am I just trying to over complicate the delicate meat buyer/butcher balance of the Farmer’s Market?