This week I made my first delivery of plants to Stroudco Food Hub. Stroudco is an innovative local online shop, matching local producers with local consumers. You can buy everything from locally-baked sourdough bread to local veg and Essentials Wholefoods via Stroudco. It’s well worth trying – it gives consumers convenience and lower than retail prices, and gives producers much better returns than selling wholesale. It really is a win-win system, pioneered in Stroud and inspiring the setting up of other Food Hubs across the UK and the world.
I’ve been working with Stroudco in my other guise for a few years (as an IT person, providing technical support for their software), so it’s nice to now also be part of Stroudco as a producer.
I’m continuing to sell plants via word-of-mouth/email, and via a stall outside my house, and sometimes at the Country Market stall at the Shambles Market on Fridays.