The best veg boxes: from wonky carrots to local organics
Never before has seasonal, local, organic and pesticide free fruit and vegetables been more in demand so it was a great day in the office when we found out we had been included in an online review about The Best Veg boxes. Veg box sales have soared in recent years, bringing farmers market-style produce straight to shoppers' front doors. The proliferation of schemes now on offer is great news for vegans and vegetarians, as well as those simply looking to reduce their meat consumption or increase their intake of healthy fruit and veg.
The veg box phenomenon has been good news for organic farming, helping push up sales of organic food and drink by 4 per cent over the last year alone. Plus it may encourage consumers to favour seasonal, British produce at a time when farmers are nervous about the impacts of Brexit and the increasingly extreme weather.
Huge thanks to the online team The New Statesman. For the full review head here.
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