Veg Box Schemes
September 28, 2006
Veg Box Schemes is a new site worth taking a look at. Launched only a week ago, it’s an online directory of UK veg box schemes. At the moment, it’s pretty much empty – they’re asking for anyone who gets a box to write a review of it. The more people contribute, the more useful the site becomes.
Here’s what Simon and Jos say about why they built this site…
“…what really encouraged us in building this site was news that some of the better know supermarkets were launching their own schemes this year. How can a supermarket attempt to enter a market that exists to counter the very symptoms of its policy?
I order a box each week to support my local producer and cut out the supermarket, so why on earth would I want my box to come from the supermarket and do they really think the consumer will fall for the spin. That by simply using boxes instead of carrier bags we will be duped.”
Goddam those pesky supermarkets.
But for a slightly different take on the ethics of supermarket shopping check out this article from Guardian Unlimited.