Better Food Traders
Paying fair prices to local, sustainable farmers.
Bringing communities together around great food.
Growing Communities has helped ten other groups across the UK to set up community-led veg schemes based on Growing Communities' successful model. Together, we're the Better Food Traders.
- Growing Communities, Hackney
- Burnley Crop Share,
- Local Greens, Herne Hill, London
- Windmill Community Box scheme, Margate
- Vegbox, Kentish Town, London
- Field to Fork, Kensal Rise, London
- Crop Drop in Haringey, London
- Enfield Veg Co., London
- Lee Greens, Lewisham/Black Heath
- Veg Box People in Manchester.
- Coming soon (2016) - Angel Greens in Islington/Kings Cross.
We're all governed by a set of key principles that ensure the food we trade is farmed sustainably, the way we trade is fair to farmers and transparent to members, that we are building community and helping to inspire and drive change in the food system and the wider world.
"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
The Better Food Traders all took part in Growing Communities' Start-Up programme. This includes training, mentoring, specially designed materials and web-tools to help groups plan, launch and run their business. Visit the dedicated Start-Up Programme website if you would like to find out more about joining the programme.
Watch a short presentation given by Julie at the Transition Network's Reconomy day, explaining our community-led model and the Start-up Programme.