Local Business Makes National Press

Local Greens a not for profit weekly veg bag scheme based here in Herne Hill made it to the 10 Best Vegetable Box Schemes list compiled by the Independent newspaper. Local Greens provides the area (Herne Hill, East Dulwich, Dulwich, West Dulwich, Brixton, Camberwell, West Norwood, and Crystal Palace) with great tasting, seasonal veg from small organic or spray-free farms, which are as near to SE London as they can find, the closest farm is less than 11 miles away.

Local Greens is different because they buy seasonal veg direct from small organic or spray-free farms, which are as close to Herne Hill as they can possibly find. The veg is delivered to Herne Hill on Wednesday or very early Thursday morning.

The weekly veg bags, either standard or small, with or without potatoes, are packed on Thursday mornings. Local Greens delivers the bags (in their electric van) to the collection points. Customers pick up their veg bag from their nominated local collection point on Thursday or Friday. So all the veg is as fresh as possible. In fact it could have been still growing in the ground the day before you collect your bag.

Jean, local resident and director of Local Greens says: 'This is a great acknowledgement of all the hard work put in by staff, volunteers and directors of the scheme (past and present) and recognises that British, local and seasonal vegetables, as grown by our farmers, are the best.