We’re Good Hemp and we’ve made a London guide for all the best food delivery services, along with local grocers, recipes from our community and ideas for growing your own food. Think of it as a one stop shop, a lockdown larder if you please, with all the ingredients you need to start buying more sustainably online from local veg boxes to seed deliveries to grow your own. Here’s why:
Who would have known that getting a fruit and veg delivery would be so tantalisingly exciting in the year 2020? The hollow knock of a door, the sound of a cardboard box being dropped on your doorstep, the rush of excitement to speak to someone – anyone – other than your housemates/partner/mum.
Building Better Food Habits
Globally, we’re all having to change the way we shop and as a result how we think about food. The early lockdown panic of searching for bananas has led us to subscription services or local green grocers that we might not have otherwise used. We’re thinking more about the ingredients that affect our mood (no one wants a low during lockdown) and how we can minimise waste. It’s brought things like shopping locally and supporting small businesses into the public conversation. And that’s a positive. But we need to make sure all our new delivery habits are as sustainable as possible, and that they last long after lockdown is over.
We’ve been having these conversations for a while here at Good Hemp. (One of our favourite articles from last Summer was all about buying things in season). We’re a small and sustainable business that’s been around since 1998 making honest food and drinks out of hemp seeds – that are as good for the planet as the people on it. So when we were deciding how we could contribute, we thought we’d stick to what we know. Which fortunately for our team is not dance videos or workouts. It’s eco-friendly food that makes you feel good.
How We’re Contributing to the Cause
Firstly, we’ve made all our products shoppable online, so you can get your hemp goodness delivered straight to your door. That’s hemp milk for the dairy-free, hemp seeds which are great for plant protein, and hemp oil to replace your everyday olive, along with our CBD oils and milks. No 25 minute queue outside your local supermarket or online Ocado purgatory – number 3745 of 3750 (three months in, and it still persists). Some of our favourite cooks have written some recipes too, to start bringing hemp into your daily routine.
We’ve also pulled together our collection of small businesses, local initiatives, homegrown independents and sustainable companies that can deliver to your door. It’s important that we have access to healthy and sustainable food – and that it doesn’t break the bank trying to get it. And those that need their dairy free milks, gluten free pasta, and meat free substitutes can get them too. We see the hard work that big supermarkets are doing, but we also know that there are other companies who can satisfy all our essential food needs. We want to shout about those companies.
Welcome to Good Hemp’s London Online Delivery Guide.