About Better Food Traders
The food system needs transforming – so let’s do something about it.
For twenty years, Hackney-based Growing Communities have been changing the food system. Their ground breaking organic veg scheme, farmers’ market and growers apprenticeships are now feeding the inner city with local, delicious, organic fruit and veg. By paying a fair price direct to organic farmers, they’ve created a vibrant local food economy that’s good for growers, good for consumers and great for the planet.
They’ve also helped social entrepreneurs and community groups across the UK to set up their own community-led veg schemes.
Together, we’re the Better Food Traders – and our network is now expanding to support and amplify the voice of the nationwide movement of food traders who share our values.
We’re governed by principles that ensure the food we trade is farmed sustainably, the way we trade is fair to farmers and transparent to our customers, and that we build community whilst creating change in the wider food system.
Aspiring Better Food Traders have access to an online start-up toolkit and training and mentoring from established enterprises. Find out more about how to become a Better Food Trader here.
So whether you’re buying a Better Food Traders veg bag or running a Better Food Traders fruit and veg scheme – it’s good to know you’re part of a Better Food system.
Get involved today and find out that change tastes good!
We’re working to make our food system more sustainable and resilient in the face of climate change. We want to work with other people who are passionate about providing their communities with real alternatives that make a direct link between those communities and the people producing their food.
Between us, we can share learning, inspire more people, give ourselves a louder voice and bring about more change for the better.
Julie Brown, Growing Communities