It's a well documented fact that the TAT family has been happy customers of Full Circle Farm for years. But, when we saw an advertisement for the Alaska Food Network on Facebook, we had to check it out.
I signed up and received an e-mail on a Saturday indicating that my order was ready to modify. I logged in and had the option of changing the quantities or adding items to my order. The interface wasn't quite as slick as Full Circle's, but it was manageable.
The box arrived on Ravn Alaska and was dropped off at our door. The "fragile" and "chill" stickers were a nice touch.
This is the inside of the box. A little bubble wrap, some plastic and mesh bags, and a paper sack for packaging, much like Full Circle Farm. The packing slip didn't indicate the contents, so I had to go back to my order confirmation e-mail to make sure everything was there.
One of the highlights was the Thai Basil. Mmmmmmmm...can't wait for green curry...
Another highlight was the salad mix. Mmmmmmm...can't wait to make my lunch for school days...
The rest of the box contained:
- 1 Tomato
- 2 Avocados
- 8 Bananas
- 1lb Carrots
- 5 Nectarines
- 3 Yellow Onions
- 3 Green Bell Peppers
- 3 Plums
- 2 Big-ishPotatoes
- 1 Grapefruit
Total cost for the box and shipping to Brevig Mission was $57.30
Things I liked:
- Box choices included organic and conventional options
- Multiple options for produce grown in Alaska
- Almost thirty dollars cheaper than a comparable box by Full Circle Farm
Things I'm wondering:
- Will the variety be as good as Full Circle's through the winter?
- Will I get account credit for the smooshed/slimy/kind of gross bell pepper in my order? I contacted Alaska Food Network customer service to report it. Full Circle has always been amazing about crediting our account for damaged produce.
We may not be ready to abandon Full Circle Farm completely, but it's nice to have more options. After a few more orders with Alaska Food Network, TAT will be ready to write an in-depth comparison of the two services.
Note to readers: If you're interested in getting a $10 credit to the Alaska Food Network, fill out a referral form. We'll get a $10 credit too! If not, that's cool too. We can still be friends. 🙂
Additional note to readers: This post is not sponsored by Alaska Food Network. But, wouldn't it be cool if it was?