Business for Purpose
Social enterprises are not typical businesses. They exist to address pressing social or environmental issues and generate revenue to achieve this purpose. Green Connect, as a social enterprise, is committed to providing employment support, reducing waste, and growing sustainable food.
One of the central challenges faced by social enterprises is the necessity to balance their social objectives with financial sustainability. We incur additional costs due to the comprehensive training and ongoing support required to empower our staff. Our commitment to employing individuals who need extra support adds expenses that traditional businesses do not face.
We also adhere to ethical practices that further contribute to our expenses. We pay our staff proper award wage, ensuring fair compensation for their valuable contributions. Moreover, we utilise environmentally friendly practices and products, which align with our commitment to regenerate the land that nourishes our food. While these choices amplify our costs, they enable us to create a positive impact on both people and the planet.
Your veg box is more than fresh, local, organically-grown produce; It is a vote for social progress and sustainable practices. By purchasing from social enterprises, we all have the opportunity to make a tangible difference in society, recognising that the value we receive as customers and citizens extends beyond the products and services we receive.
Thank you for helping us build a more inclusive and sustainable future through social enterprise and the power of conscious consumer choices.
In your box on Tuesday 20 June 2023:
In your box on Tuesday 13 June 2023:
Note: We sometimes need to make changes to what we pack in your veg box based on the quantity or quality of produce that we can harvest and source. If you have any questions about what is in your box, don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected].
Feature Veg: Cauliflower
Did you know the white cauliflower head or ‘curd’ is an immature cluster of flowers? Cauliflower, a relative of broccoli, cabbage, turnips, and other brassicas, is SO versatile! When cooked, its texture stays firm but becomes tender and it readily absorbs accompanying flavours. Try pureeing it for a sauce, chopping into rice, adding it to a curry, soup, pasta, or stir-fry, roasting it whole, or eating it raw. The leaves and stem can be eaten too.