We get our vegetables from organic farms, mostly in Denmark, but also from Italy and Spain.
We chose to also source from other parts of Europe because we know that food waste is a global problem, and many organic farms in Italy and Spain contacted us themselves, and asked if we could help with the huge amounts of good quality fruits and vegetables that they're forced to throw out.
The fruit and vegetables are often already in Denmark when they get discarded, so it's very rare that we spend on transportation from other parts of Europe. When we do, it's by truck which is the most sustainable way of transporting at the moment. Other than that, transportation actually only stands for 6% of the Co2 emissions from our food chain.
It happens that we get special overseas produce, but only when it's stranded somewhere in Denmark or Europe, because some supermarket refused to take it even though they ordered it. This leaves the organic farmers in a tough spot, where they loose all the income or can be forced to sell the produce at the price of conventional produce, both resulting in a big loss for the farmers. So we sometimes buy pineapples or prickly pears to support the farmer and pay them what they deserve for the produce, and to bring some color and fun into our boxes.