***Edit (08/2017): Gachi CSA is no longer in service. As far as I know, Veggie Hill is still available as a organic produce provider***
I feel like there is a movement towards organic, healthy eating in Korea…and I LOVE it! Most major grocery stores have an organic section for both produce and non-perishables. The products here are very expensive, but the quality is excellent. Sometimes I splurge and buy something, usually sticking to items that fall under the “dirty dozen” category.
For those wishing to have organic produce delivered, there are two major English delivery services; Gachi CSA and Veggie Hill. If I learn about the sites offered in Korean, I will update this post later.
They cater to a different type of customer. Veggie Hill is designed for you to order each seasonal item separately, so it is like grocery shopping from home. You simply pick and choose what you’d like, but the minimum order is 30,000 won. They personally deliver to some regions in Seoul for 3,000 won, and use the Korean Postal Service to deliver to other areas for 6,000 won.
Gachi CSA is the traditional Community Supported Agricultural program where you can choose your basket size (couple or family) and how long you’d like to be in the share for. Each weekly delivery has an assortment of seasonal produce with ways to customize your order. Plus with add-ons like meat, bread and juice, you may not need to visit the grocery store. With the surprise of not knowing what is in the weekly share, you’ll be forced to get creative in the kitchen.