For twenty years, Hackney-based Growing Communities have been changing the food system. Their groundbreaking 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 working to make our food system more sustainable and resilient in the face of climate change. We work with 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