If you are interested in signing up to the basket scheme we will ask you to fill in a questionnaire to give us a good idea of what sorts of things you would like in your weekly basket. Once we have an idea of what you like and don’t like we can make sure that each week we’re giving you a basket full of produce that you’re going to love. You can then leave the basket on your doorstep on delivery day when it will be replaced by a new basket full of veg. Each week we ask for feedback so we can continue to get to know you and tailor your baskets to suit your needs. We can even start growing produce specifically for you. We’ll be growing fruit, veg and flowers in a couple of small sites in Bristol and in a Walled Garden in the Forest of Dean. We will be growing the majority of the produce ourselves but we will also be tapping into local small-scale growers like allotments and small-holdings, or even people who just have an apple tree in their back garden and don’t want the apples to go to waste. We will be exchanging their produce for our produce with the aim of redistributing surplus food to the people who want it, and helping to cut down on food waste at the same time. We hope that you will have peace of mind that your food has been grown in a sustainable and safe way, as well as satisfaction that you are giving power back to small-scale growers and your local community and reducing pollution by keeping food miles so low. We really want you to feel connected to the land where your food is grown, and the people who are growing it.
We offer three types of baskets:
Standard Basket £28 - Minimum of 10 items as well as a bunch of flowers, fresh herbs and sometimes foraged produce
Small Basket £19.50 - Minimum of 7 items as well as a bunch of flowers, fresh herbs and sometimes foraged produce
Essentials Basket £14 - Minimum of 8 items, no flowers
We are aiming to use as little packaging as possible, and where we do it will be 100% biodegradable or reusable. The salad packs and leafy greens will be packed in starch-based clear bags that are compostable. Like with many small growers it’s not financially viable to be certified organic but rest assured we are growing without the use of any pesticides, herbicides or artificial fertilizers and we grow in a sustainable way. We will be increasing the fertility of the soil and improving the soil structure using the ‘no-dig’ approach by adding organic matter like local muck, spent hops from Bristol breweries and council compost from the roadside collections. The aim is to produce a lovely rich, deep soil for growing in – I hope this will be reflected in the flavour and quality of our veggies. When we source produce from local growers we will ensure that they have a similar approach to growing and never use chemicals