HOW IT WORKS

Okiwi Passion Produce boxes will be available on Tuesdays and Fridays from November 19, 2019.

Demand always outstrips our capacity, especially from mid-December through to mid-Januay. Boxes are allocated on a first come first serve basis, so it pays to get your orders in early!

Ordering Box by Box

  • to order a single produce box for a specific date select your
    • What size? > How often? (Single Box) > For how long? (One Time Only) 
  • enter any omissions (optional) 
  • add on extra mesclun and/or herbs to your cart as required 
  • you can also add other items from the website for the same delivery date
  • view cart > choose delivery mode (collect/deliver)
  • proceed to checkout
  • choose delivery location and delivery date at checkout
  • payment is required when you place your order (options Credit/Debit Card via Stripe)

Ordering Several Boxes in Advance/Subscriptions

You may pre-order your boxes to be delivered on a regular basis for a set number of weeks or as an ongoing subscription. You may have them delivered once a week (Tuesdays or Fridays)  or twice a week. This is a great way to ensure you receive your boxes through the busy summer period. 

Once Weekly, Tuesdays or Fridays  

  • What size? > How often? (weekly Tuesday OR weekly Friday) > For how long? (number of weeks/ongoing)
    • enter any omissions (optional)
    • add on extra mesclun and/or herbs to your cart as required 
    • you can also add other items from the website for the same delivery date
    • view cart > choose delivery mode (collect/deliver)
    • proceed to checkout
    • choose delivery location and first delivery date (make sure you choose the same day of the week ie a Tuesday for weekly Tuesday boxes!)
    • payment is required when you place your order (options Credit/Debit Card via Stripe)
      • you will be charged for your first delivery on placement of order
      • from your second delivery onwards, your credit/debit card will be charged automatically
  • You can change your order if the unexpected happens (via My Account > Manage > Subscriptions)

Twice Weekly Boxes (Tuesday and Friday)

      • To receive boxes (or any product) twice a week, you will need to complete two separate transactions, one for the Tuesday order and one for the Friday order
            • select What Size? > How often? (weekly Tuesday) > For how long? (number of weeks/ongoing)
            • enter any omissions (optional)
            • add on extra mesclun and/or herbs as required
            • view cart > choose delivery mode (collect/deliver)
            • proceed to checkout
            • choose delivery location and first delivery date (make sure you choose the same day of the week ie a Tuesday for weekly Tuesday boxes!)
            • Payment is required when you place your order (options Credit/Debit Card via Stripe)
              • you will be charged for your first delivery on placement of order
              • from your second delivery onwards, your credit/debit card will be charged automatically
              • GO BACK TO SHOP AND REPEAT FOR FRIDAY
  • You can change your order if the unexpected happens (via My Account > Manage > Subscriptions)

We offer five different sizes of produce boxes, with the opportunity to add on mesclun & herbs.

Larger boxes often have a greater variety of produce than the smaller ones. Size suggestions below are only guides, people all have such different eating habits!

Grazer $20 Produce Box: suits a single person or a couple supplementing their own garden  produce

Muncher $40 Produce Box:  suits a couple or a single person who eats lots of veg

Feast $60 Produce Box: suits a household of around 4 adults

Banquet $90 Produce Box: suits a group of 4-6 adults

Revel $120 Produce Box: Revel in all the produce! This box gets plenty of everything we grow including special things we may have in season that no-one else gets!

There are a few ways people may want to order extras. Here is how we suggest you go about doing so..

Add-ons with every box: 

Add your mesclun, herbs, etc. into your cart with the same frequency “How often?” as your boxes. We will combine them together on our packing and delivery days. You’ll choose the start date of these at check-out. 

Add-ons for a certain date: 

Come back to the shop at any time and purchase mesclun, herbs, etc. and choose your delivery date at checkout. If you already get a produce box, we suggest choosing the same day (i.e. Tuesday or Friday) so we can combine it with your box! 

  • Prepping for box days is a large task so we need some lead time! Boxes must be ordered a minimum of 36 hours in advance. The website will not accept orders after the cut-off. 

    Tuesday boxes

    Friday boxes

    order by 5pm Sunday prior

    order by 5pm Wednesday prior

Over the summer we usually deliver the produce boxes ourselves. 

Boxes can be delivered on the main route North/South between Okiwi and Stonewall.

  • We have prearranged drop-off locations which will appear on the drop down menu at checkout
  • We do not do door to door deliveries
    • If you are located on the main route and do not see your address, please send us a message and we will add it to the list!
  • Delivery is $5 per order
    • Alternatively, customers may collect boxes from Okiwi Passion, free of charge. 

We aim to have the boxes to their destination by 3.pm.  Please note, sometimes in the peak of summer, boxes will be arriving slightly later & we will notify customers as such.

If you have any concerns about a box not arriving on time please contact 

  • Caity 021-212-7153
  • Gerald 022-074-8545
  • Bree 022-037-4226
  • Farm landline 09-4290-137

If you are choosing to pick your boxes up at the farm, they will typically be ready by 2.p.m.

You can manage your Okiwi Passion orders through ‘My Account’. There you will see a list of all of your orders and subscriptions and can manage them as necessary (i.e., pause a subscription, add an item, cancel an order, etc.) 

Some of these are restricted by timeframes and need to be done 36 hours in advance of the next delivery. 

Our produce is packed in recycled banana boxes for delivery.  Please place your empty produce box with its clean liner bag  in either Medlands or Claris bus shelters for us to collect and reuse.

Over the years we have almost completely eliminated plastic packaging from our Produce Boxes. However at this stage we are unable to source appropriately sized home compostable bags for our salad mix, so it is packed in re-usable zip lock bags, that can be rinsed, dried and used multiple times by the customer (we are unable to reuse these ourselves due to health regulations). Smaller sized compostable bags are available, but are too small for the larger quantities of (300g, 500g, 1kg) that we offer direct to our customers. Smaller amounts of our salad are available from all the stores on the island. 

Currently we line our produce boxes with plastic liners to retain the freshness of the produce  – in the heat of summer, greens that were harvested at peak freshness in the morning will wilt and become limp very quickly without some sort of moisture retentive packaging. Which defeats the purpose of harvesting fresh to order! We are investigating other, cost-effective options – so watch this space! Meanwhile, we lay a sheet of newspaper under the produce to protect the bag from any juices. Please return your clean box liner with your banana box, so we can re-use them, to either the Medlands or Claris Bus Stops. 

If you are just visiting GBI and are trying to order a produce box, we will help you determine your closest pick-up location. Please send us a note via the contact form or info@okiwipassion.co.nz and we will let you know what delivery location you should use.

Please contact us with any questions or concerns. We are just launching this site and understand that there will be a learning curve for everyone. We are keen to help and learn with you to suit our customers needs.  Please contact us via the ‘Contact Us’ page, call us at 09 4290 137 or email us at info@okiwipassion.co.nz

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