About Lee Greens Organic Food Veg

About us

Lee Greens is a not for profit veg bag scheme run by enthusiastic, vegetable-loving people living in Lewisham, Lee, Blackheath and the surrounding area. We provide local people with affordable seasonal, organic vegetables from small local farms - we believe in eating great fresh food that supports local trade and minimises food miles. Community is at the centre of what we do: small local businesses serve as pick-up points for our produce because they believe in what we do, and we build strong relationships with local famers so that we can support one another in the long term.  

We are an accredited Better Food Trader, demonstrating our firm commitment to ethical principles.


 
We are pleased to support the hard work of important local causes by donating our surplus veg, donated bags and uncollected veg bags. We also supply free veg to these organisations for specific events:

  • Action For Refugees In Lewisham (AFRIL) supports refugees and asylum seekers who are in poverty. They run a weekly food bank and also give food directly to families in need.
  • The Refugee Cafe serves delicious, international food whilst providing hospitality training and a path to employment for local refugees. They are currently running online cookery classes, celebrating food cultures present in Lewisham. Follow @refugeecafe to find out about future events.
  • Free veg for local single mothers on a low income - a valuable source of nutrition which they often can't afford.

                                                    

 

Support us!

We are always looking for people to help out.  You could deliver fliers, pack our veg bags, or help deliver the bags to the pick-up points. If you are interested in joining our friendly team, see more details on our "Join Our Team" page.

 

Our Farmers

We have developed relationships with local farmers to source fresh, organic and seasonal vegetables. By having these close connections they share with us the best of their crop, and in return we support them with reliable business at a fair price for them. Find out more information on our "Farmers" page.

Our People

Chris, Director

Chris Henry provides the overall business vision and direction, so that Lee Greens meets it targets and sticks to its ethos and objectives. He works closely with the team to ensure everything goes smoothly each week and that everyone has what they need to do the best job possible.

Celia, Director

Celia Bradley set up the business in 2015, keen to combine her three passions: community, healthy eating and the environment. She supports Chris as part of the management team, providing guidance and direction.

Paula, Scheme Co-ordinator

Paula Sharp is responsible for liaising with suppliers and selecting the veg each week. She then oversees the packing team to get the veg out to our customers. 

Maria, Administrator

Maria Harrison takes care of new customer registrations and tracking changes such as holiday or switching bags. She also keeps an eye on the emails coming in and responds to queries, compliments (and sometimes complaints).

Our drivers

Dave and George work together to get our delicious veg out to the pickup points across the area. Not very long ago the delivery work took about three hours but with the big increases in customer numbers and a wider area to deliver to, it's now more like six!

Marketing team

Marina and Ceri work together on social media, our newsletter, website, recipes and photography. They both lead busy lives working on other initiatives too: Ceri is an educator and chef while Marina works in corporate marketing as well as running her own social media business.

Our volunteers

We are supported by a fantastic team of volunteer packers who spend a busy Thursday morning putting the correct veg into each bag and ensuring the right bags go out to the right pick-up points. They all agree it's fun and very sociable.

 

Why Lee Greens?

Community led

Local trade, not big business

Fresh, seasonal organic vegetables

Fewer food miles

Some of our team