For some Valentine’s Day is a reminder to tell those we love how much they mean to us. For others it’s another commercial invention to make us spend more money. Either way, we thought it would be great to do something different this year – and we’d like to invite you to join us.
This Valentine’s day we’re going to take the opportunity to love our local farmers: we want to tell the people who are out in the fields, come rain or shine growing our lovely local organic veg, just how much we appreciate them.
While Valentine’s might feel like an odd day to think about food and farming, it perhaps wouldn’t be such a leap of the imagination in Slovenia. For the Slovenians Saint Valentine, or Zdravko, was in fact the saint of spring, good health and beekeepers – so we think that makes it a perfect day to celebrate all things veg! By signing up for a weekly box of fresh, delicious, healthy and local veg you can both offer local growers some security at spring planting time and give your own health a bit of a loving boost too.
Our partner co-op Veg Box People has a number of collection points across Greater Manchester where you can pick up your weekly veg bag – including the University of Manchester (Tuesday), Manchester Metropolitan University and Stockport Train Station (Thursday) and The Kitchen in Bolton (Friday), so come along to one of the stalls and find out more, or sign up for weekly veg online. Go on, why not give it a try and see if you love it as much as we do?