I have been subscribing to Lorraine Upham’s Box Scheme since its inception some 12 years ago, having previously
dealt with her in her organic shop in Raumati.
For me, a single, it has proved of immense help, the benefits being:
delivery to the door, ease of purchase and payment, personal service as well as the bonus of certified organic
I am always pleased with the quality and variety of the fruit and vegetables and look forward to the surprises on
I would not be without this means of procuring my fresh goods, long may it continue.
I have been buying organic vegetables from The Organic Connection for some years. It’s rather like receiving
a present each time they arrive, opening the box to find beautifully packed, fresh, organic and seasonal vegetables,
weekly or fortnightly according to your wishes. Even though the vegetables are seasonal the boxes always vary
in content and are given in generous amounts. To buy the same retail would cost much more.
Lorraine does an excellent and honest job of organising the vegetables from Paraparaumu. A newsletter is
produced explaining about any new type of vegetable arriving and recipes are reproduced for us as well. Any
changes in ordering are handled quickly and efficiently. I highly recommend this organisation.
We are a family of 4, 2 adults and 2 boys, and have been getting a fortnightly box of organic vegetables from
The Organic Connection for the past 6 years. Partly for health reasons, partly for ecological reasons, we made
a conscious choice to buy organic vegetables, both as a way to look after and optimise our family’s long term
health and also to support the growers who are protecting the earth and conserving ancient ways of doing things.
We love getting our box – we get heaps in it and it makes us eat seasonally and more widely than we probably
would normally. There is often the mystery vegetable or fruit that i have to think “what do I do with that?” Helpfully
Lorraine provides recipes that are easy and yummy (and now I know what to do with things like Daikon and Chokos).
We find we have very little wastage and manage to incorporate everything we get into our diet.
It also makes the supermarket trip so much quicker, not having to stop, bag and weigh veges, and although buying
organic is a little more expensive, we think The Organic Connection box is a really economical way to buy organic
and worth it for the above reasons.
Lorraine is always very helpful, friendly and efficient and we would (and do) recommend The Organic Connection
Natasha & Jack
We love getting our organic fruit and veggie box delivered every fortnight. Not only is it super convenient and hassle free, it is also really great for our children to be eating organic, healthy food. Whanau also love it and it helps to show our commitment to sustainable and healthy food practices. Cheers Lorraine!!!
Head Teacher & Fruit and Veggie Lover
Adelaide Early Childhood Centre
“We are Jason and Bianca from Tauranga. We emigrated here from South Africa via 12 years in the UK.
We have been using The Organic Connection for our vegetables for 5 years now and we think it is is great.
We love getting seasonal vegetables and also some that we have never heard of before – it is fun trying out new recipes and new tastes.
The most important thing to us though is knowing that there are no harmful toxins in our food.”
My Husband and I live rurally in the Ruapehu region and work in Ohakune.
With the nearest fresh organic food stores a few hours drive away, we love the convenience of having the parcels delivered. The boxes are great value for money and delivery is reliable.
Definitely the most convenient way to get fresh organic vegetables all year round.
My wife and I live in Paekakariki and have a young family of four. We’ve used The Organic Connection for eight years now and in all this time we’ve always been delighted by the selection and freshness of our organic produce. We hope you’ll enjoy her organic boxes as much as we do.