This guest blog comes courtesy of Helena Fazeli, Geography Undergraduate and part of the student team running Fetch Ur Veg.
Local, seasonal, organic vegetables delivered straight to the Maughan
FetchUrVeg is a student-run scheme that organises weekly deliveries of vegetable bags. For £7 you get a selection of 5 seasonal, local and organic vegetables – enough to provide the bulk of your weekly groceries.
“I joined because I wanted to find an affordable way to buy my groceries whilst knowing they were from sustainable sources. After starting, I continued because I loved the small and wholesome community as well as cooking with vegetables I usually wouldn’t buy!” – Mia
Why should you join?
1. SUPPORT LOCAL FARMERS
All vegetables are locally sourced, from independent producers.
2. LOW CARBON
What you get has therefore travelled less.
3. LOW FOOD WASTE
Everything ordered is used up – help reduce our huge amounts of food waste.
4. LOW PLASTIC WASTE
Cut down on plastic packaging
5. EAT MORE VEGETABLES!
Eat a more plant-based diets and reduce your carbon footprint
6. TRY NEW INGREDIENTS
Each week is a surprise assortment of vegetables – get creative with your cooking.
How does it work?
Sign–ups open every two weeks, at which point you sign up for two weeks at a time —> Sign–ups are open now (until 15/01) for the deliveries on the 22nd and 29th of January HERE – make sure to add two bags to your basket before checking out!)
Want to get involved?
We’re always looking for volunteers to come join us – even if just a few hours over the term. We have two volunteering shifts a week:
The morning shift (9-11) takes place at Kentish Town vegbox and you’ll help pack all the bags. It’s a great way to spend two hours outside every week, connecting with like-minded people and helping support this wonderful community co-op. Morning volunteers are welcome to take any surplus vegetables home, as well as stay for a home-cooked meal at the end of the shift.
For afternoon shifts (12-14) you’ll be stationed at the pick–up location in the Maughan.