We are something new. A co-operative of local organic growers and restaurants working together to provide fresh, seasonal food of the highest possible quality.
We supply produce to restaurants, caterers and public sector organisations in and around Greater Manchester. All the produce is grown within 50 miles of Manchester city centre and as far as possible is picked to order the day before delivery so it's really fresh and we cut down on waste.
Buyers and growers are working together as a co-op to help coordinate supply and demand locally and to ensure growers are paid a fair price for their produce. This is truly local produce at it's best.
Jobs with Veg People:
We're currently recruiting for a Customer Service and Sales Worker to join the team, deadline for applications is 9am Tuesday 22md April. Please see the Jobs page for more information.
An opportunity for public sector organisations:
The Kindling Trust and Manchester Veg People are looking public sector partners to pilot an exciting package that will enable you to incorporate fresh local healthy produce into meals, at a price supporting local growers – but coming within the costs of the current menus.
This is an exciting opportunity for schools, care homes or other public sector institutions to be one of the first to develop and start using a healthy and more sustainable menu, with support from an amazing group of experts - we are working in partnership with The Kindling Trust, Climate Friendly Foods and Cracking Good Food on this project.
We have been funded by the Ashden Trust to run pilots with three different organisations over the next year, so get in touch as soon as possible to let us know you want to be involved. Please download the document at the bottom of the page (below the photo) for full details of the project and how to apply.
We're now right in the middle of the 'hungry gap' where the selection of local produce available is quite small as winter veg ends and new season veg is yet to come through. With the relatively mild weather we've had recently we're hoping that the new season produce will start to come through earlier than it did last year when we had a particularly cold spring. Very soon we should have our first asparagus harvests from Moss Brook Growers near Leigh, they've already managed to pick a few spears and they're looking great! Coming through in May we should have cavolo nero, spring cabbage, herbs, lettuce heads, radishes, rocket, spinach and spring onions.