A co-operative approach to feeding a city

Manchester Veg People is a multi-stakeholder co-operative (of growers, buyers and workers) aiming to create a viable new market for locally grown organic fruit & veg in Greater Manchester. The produce is grown within 50 miles of Manchester city centre and the buyers are catering businesses ranging from small cafes to bigger institutions like the University. This session will look at the progress we have made so far, including the unusual structure of the co-operative, attempts to crack into public procurement, logistics and our work towards basing the prices on true costs of production.


Theme: business markets
Published: 22nd January 2014
Author: Rob Alderson