Julie and a group of friends set up GC more than 25 years ago: tired of simply talking about how to change the world, they decided to do something practical to make a real difference.

Senior manager

Zosia worked in the digital and film industry before she got involved in community food. She’s covered many roles at OrganicLea and used to be one of our patchwork farmers.

Senior manager

Katy’s background is in the non-profit sector. She’s a green-fingered food grower in her spare time.

Better Food Traders project lead

Julia has a background in broadcast journalism and strategic comms, and is a Trustee of the campaigning food charity Feedback.

Better Food Shed project lead

Danny Fisher played a key role in planning, designing and launching our London organic wholesaler while working at Organiclea, a growing coop and veg scheme in the Lea valley.

Better Food Shed operations manager

Mathew worked as a butcher working with small farmers across the UK before making the switch to working with fruit and vegetable growers.

Marketing coordinator

After 20 years in journalism Chen progressed from veg scheme member to delivery worker & market manager before the lure of the warm(-ish) office proved irresistible.

Farmers' market coordinator

Kerry coordinates the market, working with our farmers and producers. She also works on food policy issues and mentors food startups.

Veg scheme coordinator

Jo has run the GC veg box scheme since 2017 after retraining in sustainable food systems with an MSc in Food Policy from City University.

Assistant veg scheme coordinator

Ellie was a civil servant for nine years until she decided to pack it all in and pursue a career in sustainable food. Provenance is her passion and the health of our soils is what spurs her on.

Grower - Hackney

Sophie's done almost every job at GC and was one of the first urban farm trainees.

Head grower - Dagenham

Alice has spent many years working on farms, including a two-year Soil Association apprenticeship and managing a 100 acre farm in Wales.

Assistant Veg Scheme Coordinator

Dom's background is in TV production. But after a few years of being on the veg scheme he made the shift to working in sustainable food.

Finance officer

Rachel’s background is in the public and voluntary sector. Originally our office manager, she left to do an MA in Creative Writing, but we lured her back.

Better Food Traders network coordinator

Nicki has worked for GC in many guises - at the market, on the veg scheme and running the start-up programme, which was the precursor to the BFT project.

Marketing assistant

Kyra is a writer and social media expert who joined GC with a bundle of veg scheme experience from Crop Drop. Her work has been published in Time Out, Londonist and the Guardian.

Customer experience assistant

Helena has a masters in the Anthropology of Food, and while her main interests are in food and culture, she became increasingly concerned by the problems in our food system.

Delivery team

Helen (left), Ian (centre), David and Val (not pictured) make up our dream team for the veg deliveries, working through sun, wind, rain and snow to deliver the fruit and veg bags. 

Market team

Kerry (left), Kwame (third from left) and Bren (not pictured) take turns to manage the farmers' market on Saturdays, while Kwame and Maddy keep them supplied with excellent coffee.

Better Food Shed team

This is the valiant team who rise at dawn to deliver fruit and veg from the Better Food Shed in Bow to veg schemes, shops, schools and food projects across London.