Vege-Box Schemes

Vege-box schemes (veggie-box or vegetable-box schemes) are agreements between growers and consumers or marketers of fresh produce. The produce, usually fresh and locally grown, is delivered to a fresh produce stand, a larger fresh foods store, or directly to individual customers. It is viewed as a green enterprise using less energy than commercial farming or importing produce.

In many places, especially in the urban areas of the United States and many other industrialized countries, the demand for fresh food has been increasing. In previous decades, grocery chain stores with displays of virtually blemish-free fruits and vegetables was a great attraction to customers, many of whom had never visited a farm or seen fresh vegetables in a garden. Many customers abandoned smaller fruit stands or neighborhood vegetable ...

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