Malaysia has implemented a partial lockdown since 18 March 2020. In this two weeks, it is everyone’s duty to do our best to stay home to curb Coronavirus transmission.
My family has been strictly following the Movement Restriction Order. We are staying as much as we can. Even though we are allowed to go to the supermarket or wet market near our home, we try to order meat and vegetables online.
SOME ONLINE GROCERIES DELIVERY SERVICES IS NOT AVAILABLE
Then I realise that online grocery shopping is not that easy! As of the time of writing, Jaya Grocer has stopped online delivery services. Even though you can still order from TESCO, you will have to wait until April for the next delivery slot. My friend could still order from Happy Fresh but I found that it’s not available at my area.
SUPPORT LOCAL FARMERS & SMALL BUSINESSES
Perhaps, now it’s the best time to support farmers and small businesses. I’ve found a few independent vegetables supplies and contacted every of them:
1. Agro Fresh
Agro Fresh is a supplier fresh produce planted using modern integrated farming techniques. Their farm is situated about 1,400 meters above sea level at Kinta Highland, Perak. Delivery fee is RM 8.
I’ve called to confirm that they are still delivering fresh produce as usual. This the the email that I’ve received from them:
Thank you very much for your call and it was a great pleasure speaking to you earlier on.
As spoken, we are pleased to inform that we will still be delivering as usual directly from our farm to the customer’s doorstep. To better accommodate to the needs of the public during this period, we have introduced:-
– An increased selection of fresh vegetables
– Next day delivery service ( orders to be placed before 12PM)
– Reduced our delivery fee to a flat fee of RM8 for all Klang Valley areas
– 10% off orders RM88 and above
A Malaysian who wanted to get consistent supply of healthy produce and ingredients from chemical-free farms started Everleaf. They nutritious and zero-chemical products from small farms to your doorsteps.
I’ve contacted them through Instagram and this is their reply:
Yes we are doing delivery this period.– Everleaf
3. Selayang Market
We’ve received a forwarded message from a vegetables and fruits supplier from Pasar Borong Selayang. They are selling fresh produce using a van around KL and PJ area.
I’ve contacted them using Whatsapp and this is their reply:
After checking with related dept (Police), we only allowed to do delivery services with zero contact with people. Thus, we come out with the following packages (Exclude delivery charges) :
Red Chili 500g
Long brinjal 1kg
Carrot (Aust) 1kg
Shimeji Mushroom 2pkt
Green capsicum 3nos
Red shallot (Siam) 1kg
Yellow onion 1kg
Orange (Spain) 5nos
Fuji Apple 5nos
Banana Montel 5nos
Spring onion 500g
Total 20 items :
Plus additional delivery charges for :
RM15 (Selayang/ Kepong)
Rm25 (Mont Kiara Solaris/Segambut/ Damansara)
Rm30 (Jalan Gasing/ Bandar Utama/Ss2/ Bangsar/Jalan Klang Lama/Damansara)
Items will be delivered on the following day after bank in.
Please Whatsapp your bank in slip and your address after bank in.
We will deliver straight to your doorstep and will call you, after seeing you from a distance of 3 meters away, we will put the items on the floor and leave immediately to avoid any contact for both parties.
Sorry for any inconvenience caused. Thank you for understanding. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
Kindly make sure you enquire for stock availability before you bank in.
Kenji @ 0162055050
Public Bank : 4883478719
Cheam Eng Seng
Note: I’ve yet to try their service personally. This supplier is unlike Agrofresh and Everleaf who are more established. So buyers beware.
4. Graze Market
Graze Market started when they saw much good food is thrown away just because they do not meet the aesthetic criteria of the retail space. They sell vegetables that looks less than perfect: ‘A little blemish here, a little black speck there, oddly-shaped figure and discolouration are some of the reasons food gets rejected and discarded’.
I’ve contacted them via Whatsapp and this is their reply:
We operate a shop in Sunwaymas Commercial Center but we have decided to close the shop during the lockdown period and focus on vegetable bag deliveries.
A typical order will be a bag value of RM20 with a delivery fee of RM5.
Our usual deliver areas are to Petaling Jaya, Mont Kiara, TTDI and Bangsar. However, customers from other areas can contact us to see if we can deliver to them too.
Our bag consists of rescued and surplus vegetables. It may not look aesthetically nice but they are still good to be eaten. Due to this, our vegetable list changes on a daily basis.
Our customers can contact us to find out what is our available vegetables and select their choices or they can choose to be surprised with a random selection of vegetables.
Our aim is to reduce food waste in Malaysia and to increase awareness of how we can play our part in saving the environment.– Graze Market
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/grazemarket/
Whatsapp contact: 016-666 1782 / 019-2481630
UPDATE 21 MARCH: Agrofresh next delivery is 24th March. Everleaf’s 30th march. Graze Market doesn’t support delivery to certain places e.g Bukit Jalil.
MONTHLY VEGETABLE SUBSCRIPTION BOX?
You may also want to consider having a box of vegetables delivered to you monthly. Check out 4 Vegetable Box Subscription in Malaysia
Now more than ever, it’s important to eat well to keep ourselves healthy. Stay home and stay safe, fellow Malaysians!