Veggy Malta met up with Anita and Emanuela of The Veg Box at Villa Bologna in Attard. Nestled inside the grand gardens of Villa Bologna this a woman powered farming venture. Even Monika, the part-time farmer is female. The Veg Box can be defined as urban farm, a concept that has taken off in Europe and North America in gardens and also on rooftops.
The two women emphasised that they do not use pesticides on their produce. A lot of the produce found inside the veg shop are grown in the gardens, yet other vegetables are sourced from organic certified local farmers or importers. In fact you can see the product you buy, moving from garden to basket.
The shop is certainly different and clearly reflects the colourful characters and personalities of both Anita and Emanuela. The shop décor, placed in the context of Villa Bologna and the gardens, is quite impressive. The Veg Box tries to get to know their clients, and offers the clients tailored advise. In fact they state that their clients are concious about what they eat.
Where to find The Veg Box
You can find the shop in Attard, just 30 meters down from Ceramika Maltija at Villa Bologna. The shop is open three times a week. On Tuesday, Friday 11am till 4pm and Saturday 9.30am till 1.30pm.