Edible futures is a CSA Market Garden founded on the principles of food sovereignty and located in Bristol. We grow salad, herbs and vegetables over two sites and supply them to our local community through a weekly Salad Drop and Veg Box scheme, our new weekly Solidarity Veg Box and direct sales to restaurants and shops.
We grow all produce ourselves over two sites at Grow Wilder in Frenchay and at Lilliput Farm near Wick. All our produce is grown without chemicals and under systems that maximise biodiversity.
Edible Futures Solidarity Veg Box
The Covid-19 crisis has lead to an unprecedented rise in the need for local food. It has also lead to a spike in food poverty associated with increasing destitution, with more than 3 million people now reliant on food banks each week to feed themselves. Our response to this situation has been to increase our production of vegetables and devise a distribution strategy of Solidarity Veg Boxes to reach local people in the greatest need.
We’ve managed to scale-up our production after a generous land share arrangement was offered by Lilliput Farm (Demeter Organic certified, Pasture Fed Livestock Association), in April in response to our public campaign searching for land. They’ve given us free access to a fantastic 2 acre field for the 2020 season. To work at this increased scale we’ve also bought a tractor and taken on another two members of staff.
Solidarity Veg Boxes are available now. For every purchase we provide a box of freshly harvested produce for a local family in food poverty. We're working with grassroots organisations in Bristol, such as Borderlands, to distribute the boxes.