In the wake of the incredibly poor service and lack of any proper resolution to this whole sorry episode, I have been investigating veg and meat box schemes. I'm still researching the meat box side of things but until our allotment produce kicks in I've plumped for Riverford Organics based here in South Devon.
Their website is very nicely designed, clean and well thought out and their ethos seems to be sympatico with our own thoughts on food. I had thought that living in the middle of urban sprawl would disbar us from this kind of thing but apparently not. So until I can get the allotment up and running again they will fill the niche nicely.