Between the almond milk craze, the lemon-honey shots and raw juicing, we are up to our ears with healthy fads that are countering the gorengan and our MSG-laden lives here in Jakarta. But let’s be honest, we can’t really survive on liquids alone, sometimes we need real food, although our busy lives and macet can sometimes be major barriers to getting our hands on amazing whole foods. Luckily, a few awesome organizations are making it a whole lot easier for us with their delivery services that bring fresh seasonal vegetables directly to our door.
Green Initiative Foundation
In addition to healthy green veggies, Green Initiative Foundation (GIF) also has a small selection of organic fruit. GIF delivers weekly on Wednesdays, and offers a monthly invoicing scheme so you don’t even need to be home when the delivery arrives. They also have several different-sized basket options depending on your household needs. If you are interested in a weekend getaway or growing your knowledge about organic farming, GIF provides great organic farming courses and homestay programs.
Green Initiative Foundation, Utan Kayu 68H, Jakarta, Indonesia 13120. p: 62-021/851-3386.
Another amazing option, FAM Organic has reasonably prices kale (did we just hear all of the health foodies swoon?) and other super greens, although they do have a maximum order limit due to the high demand and limited supply. At FAM Organic, you can mix and match your order instead of getting a basket of whatever is ripe and ready. Your options include herbs, microgreens, and sprouts. You just need to send them an e-mail to get their price list!
FAM Organic, Jl. Cilandak No. 8. Sarijadi, Bandung 40151. p: 62-22/8202-7272.
YUM Organic’s mission is to provide delicious healthy food for Indonesians, and one of the ways they intend to accomplish this is through their biweekly vegetable delivery service. Sign up with them via e-mail and every week they will send you a reminder every week to place your order. A basket of six assorted vegetables runs Rp. 65,000 and easily feeds two people for a few days. They have a couple of add-ons as well including sweet potatoes, mushrooms, and homemade sourdough bread!
Yum Organic, Jl, Mariwati, Kampong Sindang Layung, Rt. 06/02 Desa Cibadak, Kecematan Sukaresmi, Cipanas, West Java. p: 62-263/51- 805.