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Press Release - 1st October 2007

Time To Get Veg Box Voting - Nominations open for the 2007 UK Veg Box Awards

Download logo fileNominations for the 2007 UK Veg Box Awards open on October 1st. Sponsored by, this is your opportunity to tell your box scheme what you think.

If you get a veg box, it's in your interests to vote. You can give your veg box provider a chance to win and you can also to make sure they know what they're doing well - and tip them off about anything they could do to improve. But don't worry - voting is anonymous!

The UK Veg Box Awards are important for box schemes.

Clare Josa, founder of, says "Every vote counts. It doesn't matter whether a scheme is big or small, they've all got an equal chance of winning. But even if you think your scheme provider isn't a winner yet, your views can make a difference, by voting and telling them what they could do to improve."

Helen Case of Linscombe Farm, the 2006 winners, said, "That our customers voted for us to win this award shows they appreciate our efforts, enjoy our vegetables and the process of cooking and eating them, and that makes it all worthwhile."

You will be able to rate your veg box scheme on quality of produce, seasonality of box contents and customer service, as well as commenting on their strengths and what they could do better.

So make your voice heard by going to and voting now.

Nominations close on December 31st 2007. The winners will be published in January 2008, along with analysis of the feedback.

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For more information please see or contact Clare Josa on 07712 675 085 or email For photographs please see

Direct link to voting page:

    Download graphic for Awards logo

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    Download picture of veg box

Notes to editor - about

Over 50% of people who give up on their veg box do so because they don't know how to cook the vegetables they receive. This includes broad beans and beetroot, as well as butternut squash and Romanesco. aims to solve this problem by providing veg-box-friendly recipes that make it easy to use even obscure veg box or farmers' market ingredients.

The recipes use seasonal food, with a strong UK-grown bias.

The site has:
  • Hundreds of seasonal recipes.
  • A free seasonal food guide.
  • A picture gallery, to help you identify mystery veggies...
  • ... and plenty of advice on what to do with them, once you've found them.
  • Plus Green Guides, a forum for all your burning questions and even a kids' activity section. now has over 125,000 unique visitors each month and is run by Clare and Andy Josa.

Please note: is an independent website, not affiliated to any veg box scheme, farm or shop.

Vegetable box schemes support the local food economy and reduce the burden on the environment, as well as providing fresher, more local food than supermarkets. Our research shows that subscribing to a veg box improves your diet, by increasing the amount of vegetables you eat and getting them to you while they're still fresh and full of nutrients.

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