Grow Local: On Producing Our Own Produce

June 1st 2020

Social distancing measures and sparse supermarket shelves have sparked a push towards locally-produced food.

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) involves farmer-consumer partnerships where both parties share the responsibilities, risks, and rewards of food production. Examples include consumers working on shared plots of land, taking shares in a community-owned farm or, the most common, signing up for produce subscription boxes. The Food Foundation found that weekly sales of subscription boxes have increased by 111% in recent weeks, resulting in an estimated 3.5 million boxes being delivered in the UK alone.

COVID-19 has reconnected us with our communities and the farmers within them. As society leans local, sustainably-grown produce proves itself as a true contender in the #FoodFight.

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Laura De Deurwaerder Integrated Brand Strategist TBWA\Backslash

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