Veg for my business
Veg People, is a multi-stakeholder cooperative. The growers, workers and the buyers are all members and work together to make produce fair and affordable. They crop plan together to provide a secure market for growers. This farm to fork collaboration gives the freshest produce to restaurants and cafes all across Manchester.
Veg People, supported by Kindling, also has experience of working with the public sector, having run a successful pilot in a Stockport secondary school. We hope to be able to grow this model as we expand our farming operations in the next few years.
From a grower's perspective the Kindling Trust is there for us. In the setting up of Veg people, Kindling helped to put strong foundations in place and is providing us with a solid and dependable resource whenever we need it.
Glebelands City Growers (Veg People Grower-Member)
This map shows you some of the wonderful customers who buy from and support Veg People. Click on an icon below to find out more.
Developing a menu that changes with the seasons and works with local growers is key to achieving a sustainable and local food supply. The North-West has unique weather and growing conditions, so a calendar of when (roughly) local fruit and veg is in season is a good starting point.