2007 +, VistaVeg

VistaVeg is a small grower’s co-operative based in the village of Crosby Ravensworth near Shap in Cumbria. Initially a ‘Vista Project’, it is now independently consitituted as an Industrial and Provident Society with eight co-op members, who grow and deliver veg via a veg box scheme to 140 families locally. All you need to know (and much more!) can be found at www.vistaveg.co.uk.  This enterprise is project-managed by Lynn Barnes.

http://www.vistaveg.co.uk

11 Comments

  1. Posted July 13, 2010 at 8:18 am | Permalink

    Hello, whats the weight of a weekly bag of veg.Anne.

  2. lynn simpson
    Posted July 14, 2010 at 10:38 am | Permalink

    how do u go about ordeing can u do it on line or do u ring order in

  3. N Scott
    Posted July 14, 2010 at 12:09 pm | Permalink

    Hi
    Can you let us have a few more details about the veg box scheme please. ie what veg is actually in the box -quantities etc.
    thanks
    N Scott

  4. vicky
    Posted August 1, 2010 at 9:52 am | Permalink

    Definitely interested in this service. Would be most convenient if I could order and pay online.
    Also, could you give more details as already suggested. Thanks

  5. Rob MacFarquhar
    Posted January 27, 2011 at 4:26 pm | Permalink

    I was just wondering about the details of delivery, i.e. what area? what cost? what quantity? what? I’m sure these details must on one of the sites that you are mentioned on but I have, as yet, been unable to find them and I apologise if this causes you any inconveience.

  6. Catherine Harrison
    Posted April 26, 2011 at 11:49 am | Permalink

    Hi, really interested in the box scheme but would love some more information about the type and quantity of veg we would recieve for £10/week. Maybe a photo of a typical box would be a useful addition to the website? Many thanks, Cathy.

  7. Naomi
    Posted August 28, 2012 at 8:52 am | Permalink

    I see there are lots of questions about the veg box and how much it weighs. I don’t think you can assess in terms of weight because lots of the nicest things don’t weigh as much! I have been enjoying a veg box for a while (but am not part of the company, so I hope they don’t mind me answering).

    Last week I got :
    * Potatoes (about 1kg – very fresh new potatoes so the skins just rub off),
    * onions (~4 large), and
    * a lovely bunch of fresh carrots tied by their leaves (probably 8-10 carrots?). This is pretty standard. There was also:
    * lovely ripe tomatoes on vine (~5 large),
    * broccoli,
    *a big bag of sugar snap peas,
    * handfuls of broad beans, and
    * a huge lettuce of purple and green crinkly leaves such as I’ve never seen in the shops but made our salads and sandwiches look and taste amazing.

    Compared to what I was paying in the veg shop for this, I have found it to be a really good deal. I hope you enjoy it too.

  8. Posted November 30, 2012 at 10:28 am | Permalink

    Hi Lynn,
    I’d like to run an article about Vista Veg can you get in touch / let me have a couple of paragraphs on the background to the project and some pics please? Let me have anything you’d like me post on our Specials Boards – Xmas Bag / delivery dates and areas etc
    Anything you’d like us to promote for you!
    Cheers
    Roe – (met you a while back at Increadible Edibles in Penrith)

  9. Posted December 15, 2012 at 7:25 pm | Permalink

    Just had a delicious veg casserole made with your latest wonderful bag of root veg. Throw in a tin of tomatoes, handful of lentils, turmeric, garlic and cumin. Slow oven 3 hours. Perfection.

  10. Posted May 19, 2013 at 12:00 pm | Permalink

    can we have more details plz

  11. Pete
    Posted September 10, 2013 at 6:42 pm | Permalink

    I note that all my veg requirements are being met this week so please deliver a ‘normal’ bag, thanks.
    Love the hessian bags, good to handle and their firmness helps protect the contents

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