Veg Exchange Scheme Celebrates 10 Years at Keelham

Keelham Farm Shop in Skipton is calling out for more green-fingered Craven customers to join its award-winning Veg Exchange scheme, which is celebrating ten years of helping to combat food waste in the region.

The ground-breaking initiative, which started at Keelham’s Thornton shop in 2009, offers keen growers the opportunity to bring in their surplus fruit and veg crops in exchange for credit to spend at Keelham. Over the last decade, the scheme has helped save hundreds of kilos of surplus foodstuffs from going to waste.

There have been more than 630 Veg Exchange transactions at the Skipton shop alone since it opened in 2015, and the scheme recently won gold at the Craven District Council Green Apple Awards whichrecognise and promote environmental achievements across the district.

The initiative will now go forward to the International Green Apple Awards to compete against examples of environmental best practice from around the world.

Our Veg Exchange Scheme starts on the 19th June and we can’t wait to see a wonderful variety of home-grown produce in our shops.

This is a great way to stop your carefully grown fruit and vegetables from going to waste by swapping your excess for credit which can then be spent in our shop. Who knew that it was possible to grow a pork pie!?

Pop in to our shop to pick up a leaflet and find out more.