North-East Organic Growers

Box scheme information

Our box scheme is a pretty simple system. Customers place a regular order for the type of veg and fruit bags they want, and contact us to add extra items to their order. The veg is harvested and bags put together at our premises near Bedlington. On Wednesdays and Thursdays the bags are delivered to our Collection points throughout the region and then collected by you.

What is the Hungry Gap?

The ‘Hungry Gap’ is that period of the farming year when all of the last year's harvest has been taken in, but nothing of the new year’s is ready to harvest. Things will be being planted and prepared for planting, but there will be very little fresh UK produce around. Many items, such as root crops (potatoes, beetroot etc) will have been in storage prior to use and so may not be at their best. Traditionally people would have eaten a lot of dried and pickled foods at this time. The whole of the UK is affected by this phenomenon, and much of what we sell during the months of April to June may be imported. Our importing policy is that we buy in from as close to the UK as possible and nothing is air-freighted.