Organic fruit and veg is great because:
- It’s better for the planet
- No artificial fertilizers
- It’s better for nature and wildlife
- Nutritionally beneficial (organically produced crops were found to have 68% more antioxidants than non-organic)
- Contains fewer pesticides
Information from the Soil Association – please read more here.
Where to buy organic veg
Unicorn – Chorlton
Unicorn Coop is my personal favourite place to shop, with a stunning selection of organic fruit and veg, wholesome food and household items. It’s a truly great alternative to the supermarkets.
Mccall’s organics – Northern Quarter
A gorgeous little shop on the edge of the Northern Quarter, very close to the Arndale. With a great selection of produce and household items.
Eighth Day – City centre
Another great city center option, with a wide selection of veg, bakery goods, household items and some organic wine! They also have a lovely little cafe downstairs.
Abbey Leys Farm – High Leigh
I love Abbey Leys farm shop, their eggs are second to none and they stock a surprisingly great amount of veg for their little shop. They also stock great free range chickens, pies from Great North Pie and Trove sourdough.
Plattfields Market Garden – Levenshulme
A community market garden open Thursday- Sunday with a great selection of organic veg, veg boxes available for collection and other treats!
Village Greens – Prestwich
A new one to me but Village Greens looks like a great place to shop if you’re local to Prestwich, a locally owned cooperative with lots of organic veg, refill stations and a deli counter with food from the Ottomen.
If you can’t regularly get to any of the shops above, another great option is to get a veg box delivered weekly. In Manchester, we are lucky to have so many great options.
If you know of any more shops or veg boxes please let me know!