Go Local Food is a local food co-op growing a wide range of amazing vegetables all year round. From staples such as carrots, onions and potatoes to more unusual varieties like calabrese and mizuna, we provide a wide range of high quality, nutritious and locally grown produce, hand grown in harmony with the local environment. Join us today and receive your first month of vegetables FREE.

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JOIN IN 3 EASY STEPS!

STEP ONE:
Become a member – there is an annual membership fee of £26 – your money goes directly into administering your membership and keeping you informed.

STEP TWO:
If you would like a weekly share of the crops  – we offer three sizes, small which feeds single person household and costs from £28 a month or medium which feeds 1 – 2 person household £35 per month, or large families, 3-4 people and costs from £50 per month. You can also apply for a work share where you exchange your labour for a share of the crop.

STEP THREE:
Collect your share directly from our field next to Halls of Heddon at Ovington on a Friday afternoon  or Saturday morning.  You might want to ‘buddy up’ and share collection with another member and/or you can organise for your share to be weighed in advance (there is a small additional charge for this).

Choose one of the options below

Annual Membership

£26/year
  • ♦ Support us ♦ Enjoy social events and workshops ♦ Member meetings ♦ A chance to buy other local produce and share in SUMA order ♦ Annual renewal ♦ Bring your children to the monthly Growing Gang ♦ Volunteer your services ♦ Option to crop share

Small Crop Share

Small
£28/month
  • Typically 5 items – Every Week!
  • Suitable for a 1 person household or where smaller amounts required
  • Monthly subscription
  • Support us
  • Social events and workshops
  • Take on a task, help run the co op, volunteer on the fields
  • Member meetings
  • Requires annual membership

Large Crop Share

Large
£50/month
  • Every Week – all year round!
  • 50% more of 7 items
  • Suitable for larger families, 3 or 4 people
  • Monthly subscription
  • Support us
  • Social events and workshops
  • Take on a task, help run the co op, volunteer on the fields
  • Member meetings
  • Requires annual membership

Work Share

weekly labour - weekly crops
4/hrs per week
  • Large Crop Share – Every Week!
  • 4 hours weekly labour x 40 weeks of the year
  • Support us
  • Social events and workshops
  • Take on a task, help run the co op
  • Member meetings
  • Requires annual membership

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I cancel my subscription at any time?

Yes of course you can. If you are unhappy with any aspect of your membership we would love to talk to you about it and see if we can make any changes to help you stay but ultimately you are free to cancel at any time. All we ask for is one month’s notice. We also have a 14-day cooling off period on new membership.

Can I upgrade after signing up?

Yes you can. We will need to change your monthly payment to us, so once your next payment has cleared you can start taking a larger crop share.

Do you deliver?

If you live within 5 miles of Ovington we can bag up your vegetables and deliver to your door on Fridays for an extra £2 per week. We do not currently deliver outside of this area but we do also have collection points in Corbridge and Hexham. There may be scope for bulk deliveries to a particular address or workplace so please get in touch to discuss.

Can I choose what’s in my bag?

We harvest what is in season to pick crops at their very best and so that dictates what is available each week. If you collect from the field at Ovington there is a swap box where members can trade items that they don’t like. We are sure that you will love most of what you are given and there are recipes regularly added to the website to inspire you!

What kinds of vegetables can I expect?

Every year we plan and plant a large variety of vegetables, in excess of fifty different varieties over the year. We of course supply our members with basic vegetables that people use frequently such as potatoes, carrots and onions and familiar vegetables such as cabbage, cauliflower, tomatoes, salad leaves and leeks. But we also grow things that are a little more adventurous and unusual to add variety and treat our members to some really great vegetables which are often hard to find in mainstream supermarkets such as komatsuna and kohlrabi. Members receive a regular email to tell them what to expect in their crop share that week so they can meal plan.

What happens if I am away or on holiday?

If you are not able to collect your vegetables for whatever reason we are very happy for you to pass your crop share onto a friend or family member. If you simply can’t get there on Friday or Saturday one week, we can leave your vegetables out for you to collect from the field in Ovington up to Sunday evening.

Can I buy anything else from you?

We do often have other local food to buy such as eggs, jam, fruit and fresh bread from Wylam Bakery. We also place a SUMA order for members about 6 times per year at wholesale prices plus a small admin fee. Your order can also be collected from the field.

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