Amarkt now has an online platform for fresh food, which allows consumers to have easier access to seasonal clean fruit and vegetables harvested in a more conscious way. This platform puts the best interests of both producers, in this case farmers and/or merchants and final consumers. It has never been so easy to have access to great quality fresh food and to support the local economy as well as the environment. It is as simple as ordering the more convenient box for you, full of fresh food from the comfort of your own home and receive it in a short period of time.
It is a fact that we can find almost all kinds of vegetables in our nearest supermarket or grocery store regardless of the season we are in. However, it is also important that those vegetables and fruit are fresh and, most of all, clean of harmful bacteria and pesticides. Consuming fresh food with the minimum amount possible of chemicals has been a growing concern of people nowadays. Because of this, Amarkt guarantees to distribute only the best vegetables and fruits that meet those requirements.
When it comes to choose good vegetables, you will have to keep in mind more factors than just opting for organic vegetables. It is true that it’s a good starting point, since you’re aiming for freshness and thus, your mind tells you to choose the most natural option. But you will also have to keep in mind where those vegetables came from. The nearest and fastest those vegetables come from the ground to your plate the better. This is not a problem for Amarkt as they can deliver fresh food to your home the next day you make your order, provided you submitted it before 4.00 pm.
Another reason for opting for buying local products is that, if you really want to take the most out of the vegetables you include in your diet, you will want to go for the freshest ones. This way, their nutritional value will be at its highest and any harmful bacteria that may exist is at its lowest making the cleaning process simpler.
A good tip for choosing fresh vegetables is to choose them according to the season you’re in. There are many good things you can gain from doing this and one of those is that you get fresher vegetables and thus, more nutritious ones. The reason for this is that the vegetables that are in season have higher values of vitamins that you will need to consume in order to stay healthy during that particular season. Besides, growing seasonal vegetables requires less manipulation of the environment and less involvement of chemicals to make them thrive, since this is their natural season to grow. You also avoid buying and ingesting vegetables and fruits that were harvested from another country and kept in a freezer for a long time which can make them lose their fresh taste. That’s why Amarkt established connections with local farmers and markets, so that they can sort out the best quality fruit and vegetables for you. In a way, this method supports the local economy as well as local businesses.
Eating fruit every day is a habit that you might want to get in to. Fruit is a great source of vitamins and minerals and eating the right pieces of fruit at the right time will keep you away from any kind of problems like deficiency of vitamin C or vitamin A. Some fruits are also a great source of water and minerals that will keep your levels of hydration in check. However, you should pay attention to the methods used for growing and transporting that fruit before arriving to your plate. All types of fruit are prone to withhold chemicals in them if those were used to help their growth process, but the types of fruit that have more water in them and/or have a thin skin are found to have higher levels of bad chemicals in them. Luckily, Amarkt also offers the possibility of buying fresh fruit on their platform.
Local farms or street markets are the best places to choose from, in order to have a higher chance of finding fresh fruit and vegetables without any nasty chemicals in them that are bad for you. If you find organic fruit and vegetables in your local supermarket and don’t mind paying the extra money for them, it can also a good choice to buy fresh food. Once more, Amarkt has created a shortcut for this. If you find yourself without much time to go out to go shopping for fruit and vegetables of high quality or if it’s more practical to you to just head out to your local supermarket, despite knowing that those vegetables and fruits might actually not be that good for you, health wise, you can just opt to go to the Amarkt’s online platform and order a Veg Box with a much better selection of fresh food for you. This way, you save to trips and precious time to keep doing whatever you need to do.
Due to different needs that different costumers might have, Amarkt created three boxes that are available for you to choose from: The Fresh Vegetables Veg Box if you are just looking for vegetables, The Fresh Fruit Veg Box if, otherwise, what you need is fruit and the Fresh Vegetable and Fruit Veg Box if you need to restock your pantry on both. All of them packed with fresh produce locally harvested. The Veg Box has a very affordable price (13€), but, in any case, you should keep an eye out for potential promotions on the website. It comes with approximately 6-7 items which is a more than fair amount for the quality/price ratio. Another good aspect of this solution that Amarkt came up with is that shipping is free for all Portugal areas, which can come cheaper than if you decided to go out and buy those products for yourself.