Become a Better Food Trader
Do you want to bring more sustainably produced food to your community? We can help you.
For the past 20 years, Growing Communities has been creating a highly successful model for sustainable food. Their Hackney-based social enterprise brings together a community-led fruit and veg scheme, direct trade with local, organic farmers and inner city food production from their own growing sites. They know all about the challenges and excitement of running a social enterprise that is transforming the food system!
To help other areas set up their own sustainable food enterprises, Growing Communities created their StartUp Programme – which has so far helped nine other community-led box schemes to start trading.
Along with Growing Communities, these are the Better Food Traders:
- Pennine Crop Share, West Yorkshire
- Local Greens, Herne Hill, London
- Windmill Community Box scheme, Margate
- Kentish Town Vegbox, London
- Field to Fork, Kensal Rise, London
- Cropdrop in Haringey, London
- Enfield Veg Co, London
- Lee Greens, Lewisham/Black Heath and
- Veg Box People in Manchester.
The StartUp Programme offers a toolkit and detailed programme to take you through the process of setting up your community-led veg scheme. It also gives you access to a network of support from experienced Better Food Traders across the UK.
Contact us today to find out if the StartUp Programme can help you!
Being part of the Start-up Programme is one of my favourite things in my life at the moment. Planning and ordering vegetables every week and devising recipes for the newsletter just does it for me – who’d have thought it?!
Tom Steele, Kentish Town Vegbox