Local fruit and veg is fresher, healthier and tastes better.
I signed up for my first local veg box when I was at the University of Sussex about 20 years ago. Getting a veg box opened up a whole new world of cooking for me, as before that I don’t think I’d ever eaten things like celeriac or kohlrabi, or even beetroot or squash. Since then I’ve set up and run a farmers market and veg box scheme in Hastings, and also worked with CSA farms around the country. Of course I still eat some imported fruit and veg, like bananas, oranges or avocados. But most of the vegetables I eat are from local farms, like Shillingford Organics.