Local – Ethical – Delicious

 We will re-open next week, keep an eye on this site and social media for opening times. We will move to regular opening times shortly and let you know when they are so you can plan your shop so you can buy extras to add to your weekly box.
In buying those extras you are supporting local businesses to get through the COVID crisis. Our Oxford-based independent businesses need us now. And the veg is mostly organic (around 80%) and from the UK (around 90%), primarily southern England. So it’s important to be supporting farmers who are growing sustainably and in an ethical way.
Cultivate is a co-operative, set up 7 years ago and funded by the good people of Oxford, to supply Oxford with ethical food. We prioritise low waste, low use of plastic, food that is organic and with a low carbon footprint, and we also support community enterprises.
We always give food to local charities and we’re glad at this time to be giving excellent veg that we don’t need for our boxes to the food bank at Rosehill. That is being facilitated through the great Mutual Aid community network, since the food bank has had to close. Thanks to them for great work!
Warm wishes as ever
Becks, Dido, Claire, Tom, Emma and the wonderful team of Cultivate volunteers

Switch your weekly shop to Cultivate!

We are low carbon, we prioritize local producers, so your food doesn’t travel far and we deliver by bike.
We only use biodegradable plastic or compostable packaging.
All our produce is sustainably produced; over 80% is organic.
We are low waste, and any waste we do have supports local community projects such as Waste2Taste.
We provide small local producers with a route to market and pay them fairly (50-70% of the sale price).
Our efforts boost the local economy, keeping money circulating in the community.
Cultivate is a co-operative, so our members get a say in what we do.

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