Hi, my name is Emily and I’m so happy to have been given the chance to write for Jasmin’s blog! I’ve known Jasmin for four years now, and she’s always been a little happy human; always keen to blast Disney songs and spend time outside, so to write for her blog is an exciting thing for me.
I’m a student at Exeter University in the beautiful south west of England. I would love to start writing a bit more about food, student life and travelling, and I already love taking photos of all the places I visit. I’m not sure which direction I want to go in when I leave university, I’m going to experiment a bit in different jobs and then find something I love!
I’m currently studying Human Geography so naturally I am interested in the way society works and how networks form throughout society. This said, in one of my modules this year I was introduced to the idea of Alternative Food Networks, which are initiatives that look to source food in different ways that are often more sustainable. The food scene in Exeter is vast, with a lot of it being independently or locally run which is amazing! One initiative I have found, and taken advantage of, is the “Eat Your Greens” network hosted by the local fruit and veg shop. It is run through Facebook and is essentially a delivery service for fruit and veg. Once you message the shop on Facebook, the box is made up in the shop from fresh and locally sourced produce, and delivered the same day straight to your front door.
The initiative currently offers a range of boxes, from small fruit and veg boxes, to deluxe combo boxes, and is soon expanding to include meat for BBQs and curry specialist boxes. The Facebook page (Click here for the link) shows all the different fruit and veg options and because the boxes are all made to order, you are encouraged to swap different items in or out to fit your needs.