Vegbox is a community-led organic vegetable box scheme based in Kentish Town in north London, with a weekly selection of fresh seasonal produce, sourced as locally as possible. We are: Local and seasonal – we source as locally as possible, and work within the limits of what is seasonally available in England. A consumer co-operative – our customers are our members. Low carbon – our members collect their weekly vegetable bag from community pick-up points around Kentish Town, a sociable way of cutting down on pollution and air miles. Not for profit: any surplus we make will be re-invested in the organisation and in growing projects. Fair trade – we’re harnessing the collective buying power of our community and providing a regular outlet and fair price for small-scale organic farmers. Accessible – we aim to make our weekly organic vegetable bags as affordable as possible. Low waste – we only order what we need each week and any left over after packing is given to local partners – currently The Fields Beneath cafe, the Calthorpe Project, Ladies and Gentlemen bar, and Camden Homeless Solidarity Space. Ambitious – by working together, we want to help build an alternative economy in which we support sustainable farms and consume our food more mindfully.
Better Food Company is an independent organic supermarket and café in inner city Bristol selling everything from bread and deli products, books, wine, meat and cleaning products, and of course fresh fruit and vegetables, many from their own organic growing operation in North Somerset. The café serves fresh and tasty organic food and snacks, Sunday roasts and breakfasts. BFC also delivers fruit and veg boxes locally, using locally-sourced produce.