Kentish Town Vegbox is our community-led organic vegetable box scheme with a weekly selection of fresh seasonal produce, sourced as locally to Kentish Town as possible. We started Vegbox as part of the Transition Kentish Town initiative.
How does 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.
We want to invest our profits in 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.
We are local and seasonal – we source as locally as possible, encourage urban food projects in our immediate community and work within the limits of what is seasonally available in England. All our produce is certified organic or grown without pesticides
We’re low carbon too! – 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.
We’re harnessing the collective buying power of our community and providing a regular outlet and fair price for small-scale organic farmers with whom we trade directly. As a not for profit organisation we reinvest any surplus we make into strengthening the organisation and growing projects. Our profits are not distributed to shareholders.
Kentish Town Vegbox operates as a consumer co-operative – our customers are our members. Members attend the AGM and have a say in how the box scheme is run and what we do with any surplus we make in the future.
We bring people together around fresh, delicious, sustainable food. By working together, we want to help build an alternative economy in which we support sustainable farms and consume our food more mindfully.
We try to make our weekly organic vegetable bags as affordable as possible so that as many people as possible can be part of changing the way food works.
Kentish Town VegBox is a key part of Transition Kentish Town – an active group of local residents aiming to make Kentish Town less reliant on fossil fuels and a happier, greener and more neighbourly place to live!