"If we grant ourselves the right to kill other animals for food, then the least we can do, is strive to give them the best life in our care."
Creedy Carver, Devon.
Healthy fresh food
It should come as no surprise to anyone that eating fresh food is better for you than processed 'engineered' food. We're constantly reminded of that fact through the media and yet still large swathes of the population choose not to partake in a regime of healthy cooking perhaps due to time constraints, perceived additional costs or just a lack of interest.
Fairness to UK producers and growers
In the UK in the main supermarkets are constantly competing with each other in a never ending battle to offer the customer the lowest possible price. This comes at a huge cost to national farmers who are being pressured more and more to supply the supermarkets with cheap produce. Often the farms are actually operating at a loss with the farmer relying solely on annual subsidies from the government. As these subsidies are directly proportional to the amount of land the farm owns, many small scale farmers simple become bankrupt. The result of this?
The Convenience of using food boxes
Local economics of food boxes
Cost effectiveness of food boxes
Supermarkets in the UK unsurprisingly have massive buying power and therefore one would assume that they can offer some seriously cheap vegetables. However the truth is, is that food box schemes are consistently cheaper than the major supermarkets. The big supermarkets will buy from the growers at the lowest possible rate, often squeezing them, and from anywhere in the world. By selling direct, the producers can offer their goods at an even lower price which is greater than what the supermarkets would give them.
About food boxes
Food box schemes have become very popular over the last few years as a way of buying fresh organic vegetables and meat and their popularity is certainly gaining momentum as shoppers concern themselves more and more as to exactly where their food comes from and whats in it. Additionally, organic vegetable and meat box schemes are remarkably cost effective when compared to the big four supermarkets, Tescos, Sainsbury's, Aldi and Morrisons. In almost all cases the shopper will make a saving by subscribing to a food box scheme.