Important notice - Online Ordering Closed Temporarily - Please Read Carefully

The Apricot Centre is doing everything it can to help deliver local fresh food to the community. We have however now hit the capacity for what we can deliver and therefore will not be able to accept new orders for the time being. We still have a limited number of places available for the following groups:
 - self-isolating WITH symptoms
 - self-isolating due to underlying health problems
 - over 70's who have difficulties accessing shopping
 - key workers (as defined in the government guidelines)

If you fall into one of these groups, you are welcome to create an account and order. Following that please email bob.mehew@apricotcentre.co.uk and let me know so that I can try and put your order as a priority (and I will try to let your order go through) until we have reached our ultimate maximum capacity.

For others, we wil have a waiting list for new orders, so we would encourage you to create an account and order the items that you would like. We will then put these orders on hold and then let you know. We will then reinstate these orders on a first come first served basis as availability arises, and we will inform you that we are ready to deliver to you. We are working to try and increase our capacity but we need to hold out at the current number for the weeks commencing 23rd March and 30th March.

Thank you for your support and understanding

Warmest Wishes, 

The Apricot Centre Team

The Apricot Centre Local Food Round FAQ

Q. What is the local food round?

→ The local food round brings together high quality nutritious vegetables, fruit and other produce, grown as much as possible from local small scale producers, and delivers to your door or to local food hubs near you.

Q. How do I order?

To order a box, use our online shop to create an account and start choosing which products you would like. To discuss your order email bob.mehew@apricotcentre.co.uk or call / text 07507841158.

Q. How much does it cost?

→ These are the prices of the veg bags

  • Small: £9.50 1-2 people
  • Standard: £12.00 2-3 people
  • Medium: £15.00 3-5 people
  • Large: £17..50 (for those who really like a lot of veg!)

Q. What fruit and veg are in the bags?

→ We try to be seasonal and local as far as possible, and mix things up so you don’t get the same veg every week. Recent ‘autumn’ bags had the following: Potatoes, carrots, onions, salad bag (most weeks), Plus: crown prince squash, leeks, curly kale, swede Previous week plus: beetroot, chard, savoy cabbage, purple carrots

→ Larger bag customers get the same veg, and have more of each veg

→ In the fruit box recently we have had apples, pears, bananas, oranges, grapes. Next summer there will be soft fruit from Huxhams Cross Farm, and we are planting apples, plums, damsons etc so that the autumn bags become more local

Q. How do I pay?

→ We would prefer customers to pay by setting up a direct debit mandate with our Gocardless software. Once you have done this, we will process your direct debit once your produce has been delivered, we do it this way in case there was a problem with the delivery. An alternative way to pay is set up a regular standing order for the relevant amount. Contact Bob to arrange. If you need to pay cash or cheque, please pay the driver on delivery.

Q. Can I change the bag size?

→ Yes you can move between sizes as your needs or diet changes. Let us know by Thursday for the following weeks delivery

Q. Can I change the bag contents?

→ We will accept substitutions of items if there is veg you really don’t like or can’t eat them. Sometimes this will mean doubling up of other items.

Q. Can I have a bag bi-weekly or occasionally?

→ Yes this is no problem. You can use the website to set-up a bi-weekly delivery, or to re-order bags as and when you need them.