So, you know, food, food banks and all that:
Ask Steve how he is, and he speaks positively – listing recipe ideas as we talk – but he admits he doesn’t feel healthy. “Veg, it’s not cheap,” he says. “It’s easier for me to buy two bags of sugar for a pound. If you can afford Marks & Spencer, you can afford healthy living. When you’ve got no money, your ‘five a day’ go out the window.”
The most astonishing thing about modern life is that vegetables, in and out of season, are dirt, dirt, cheap. It’s a gargantuan change from only 30 or 40 years ago.
Everyone’s been talking about our £3.50 Wonky Veg boxes
So today 5,000 boxes packed with Wonky Veg will be going out to 250 stores – see the store list here – and 10,000 boxes will be going out in 550 stores on a monthly basis from March.
Each box contains 5kg of fresh produce – carrots, potatoes, peppers, cucumber, cabbage, leeks, parsnips and onions – and is 30% cheaper than standard lines. The exact contents will depend on the season.
I’m sorry but this simply isn’t expensive.