Veg Box People is a box scheme providing super-local organic veg in Manchester. Most of our veg comes from within 50 miles of Manchester, from the well-established horticultural areas of Lancashire as well as a couple of unique urban growing sites in Sale and Stockport.
We started with a collection point in the heart of the main University of Manchester campus, and have a fantastic engaged set of customers there. There is a real buzz around the quality (and sometimes unusual) veg that we provide, and lots of suggestions for recipes amongst our customers. From this base we expanded to delivering delicious veg to 17+ collection points around the city centre and beyond, even reaching Macclesfield, as we see a huge demand for delicious local veg.
We are a workers’ co-operative, which means no shareholders, no high margins, no ruthless pursuit of profit – instead just an honest living wage for us and fair prices to our farmers. We’re in it for the love of good food and a passion for making it affordable (and exciting!) for everyone.