Hi All,

 

Thought I'd put up some veg box notes about what I've found out and who I've talked to so far...



SIMILAR SCHEMES


http://www.growingcommunities.org/

not-for-profit (? 3-5 full time + some part time paid + lots volunteers)

been around 10 years

salad leaves grown in patchwork farm in stoke newington

organic veg mostly from within M25 direct from farmers

rolling pre-order (veg box) + pre-pay via standing order

~800 customers, various pickup points around stoke newington

did days volunteering there with sara (grower)

also spoke to mickey east (veg box coordinator)


http://www.ttkingston.org/groups-and-projects/ground-up/

not-for-profit (all volunteer)

been around 1 year ?

had some funding from http://www.esmeefairbairn.org.uk/

pre-order (veg box or pick and choose) and pre-pay

part of ttkingston

most goods come direct from one organic supplier, packed by volunteers

spoke to stephanie


http://www.suttoncommunityfarm.org.uk/veg-box/

? was charity now social enterprise

just launched

veg grown locally in sutton on community farm

spoke to anna francis


http://www.vegvan.org.uk

had some funding from http://www.esmeefairbairn.org.uk/

had some funding from http://www.bioregional.co.uk


queens park coop (beethoven centre)

http://www.sustainweb.org/foodcoops/finder/?outlet=142



ADVICE / TOOLKIT

http://www.sustainweb.org/foodcoops/



POSSIBLE FUNDING

http://www.esmeefairbairn.org.uk has food strand - 1 million p/year

http://www.co-operative.coop
http://www.localfoodgrants.org/
http://www.unltd.org.uk Almaz - Funds 2-5K when project is ready to go  
http://www.bioregional.co.uk  worldwide eco projects,





 

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