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How does Kentish Town Vegbox differ from national veg box schemes, farmers’ markets or wholefood shops?
- We’re not trying to offer everything, just the weekly basics: an ethical and affordable organic vegetable bag, with an optional fruit supplement.
- All our fruit and vegetables are sourced as locally as possible
- We are
a cooperativeand not run for profit. This means any surplus we make will be re-invested in the organisation, the community or into other local food projects.
- We’re focused on supporting small-scale, sustainable farmers in the London hinterland.
- The scheme is run by and for our local community in Kentish Town and its surrounding areas.
Why isn’t the produce as cheap as the organic fruit and veg sold in supermarkets?
Unlike the supermarkets, we are local and seasonal. This means we source our produce as locally as possible, and work within the limits of what is seasonally available in England. We also support fair trade, meaning we’re harnessing the collective buying power of our community and providing a regular outlet and fair price for small-scale organic farmers.
Can I opt out of a certain vegetable?
Can I have a bag every other week?
Can you deliver to my house?
What happens if I’m away on holiday?
What if I’m missing an item or have a problem with something in my bag?
How can I get more involved?
We also hold an AGM every year for all of our members, when we elect our Board of Directors.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Why are some veg so muddy?
Why do you use plastic?
So, we want to ensure that your vegetables remain as fresh as possible to reduce food waste. Certain food types such as leafy vegetables and salads will start to dehydrate and wilt as soon as they have been picked. Plastic packaging slows downthis process by maintaining the air humidity around them. However, we rely on our members to return these to us, so that we can reuse them. We use paper bags where possible to protect vegetables such as mushrooms from damage.
We deliver our produce to you in the packaging that we receive it. We encourage our suppliers to look for new and more environmental packaging solutions, and are sure these will become more widely available soon.
Please return any packaging including the plastic bags, fruit punnets, paper bags and the nylon Vegbags back to the pick up points so that we can reuse them.
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