We are something new. A co-operative of local organic growers and restaurants working together to provide fresh, seasonal food of the highest possible quality.
We supply produce to restaurants, caterers and public sector organisations in and around Greater Manchester. Most of our produce is grown within 50 miles of Manchester city centre on seven different farms and as far as possible is picked to order the day before delivery so it's really fresh and we cut down on waste.
Buyers and growers are working together as a co-op to help coordinate supply and demand locally and to ensure growers are paid a fair price for their produce. This is truly local produce at it's best.
You can download our brochure at the bottom of this page.
An opportunity for public sector organisations:
The Kindling Trust and Manchester Veg People are looking public sector partners to pilot an exciting package that will enable you to incorporate fresh local healthy produce into meals, at a price supporting local growers – but coming within the costs of the current menus.
This is an exciting opportunity for schools, care homes or other public sector institutions to be one of the first to develop and start using a healthy and more sustainable menu, with support from an amazing group of experts - we are working in partnership with The Kindling Trust, Climate Friendly Foods and Cracking Good Food on this project.
We have been funded by the Ashden Trust to run pilots with three different organisations over the next year, so get in touch as soon as possible to let us know you want to be involved. Please download the document at the bottom of the page (below the photo) for full details of the project and how to apply.
June produce update:
As we get towards the end of June we're starting to see the range of produce available from our local growers expands rapidly! This week see the first fo the fresh garlic available from Moss Brook Growers (photo above). This is amazing stuff and really saves on prep as you can chop the whole bulb rather than having to peel individual cloves like you do with dried.
We also have some absolutely amazing strawberries available at the moment from CHC at FarmStart. This is the first year they've cropped and they're proving to be a real hit. Turns out our novice growers are experts at growing strawberries! In the photo below you can see the strawberries along with a selection of the produce available at the moment including french breakfast radishes, salad leaves, parsely, cavolo nero, french beans, courgettes and cherry tomatoes. We're also getting the first of the edible flowers through now and the range of herbs is growing every week. Currently we have parsely, sage, oregano, coriander and yarrow, and from next week we'll have lemonbalm and apple mint to add to the list.
There'll be loads more coming up over the next few months as the new season root veg and brassicas get in full swing. Stay tuned for more updates!