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Do you want to leave the supermarket? Emily Gussin, co-founder of the 10 Miles Supper Club, shares her favorite local suppliers

Stock up on a city farm

Buying fruits and vegetables on a farm feels like a quaint dream reserved for the country dwellers, but Londoners can like organic, seasonal vegetables (look now for zucchini, beetroot and kale) from urban farms Sitopia in Greenwich. at Stepney City Farm, you can also find eggs and meat.

Swap your sweetener

We don’t use sugar in our Supper Club because it’s not grown in London. Instead, we use honey from a single source – the flavors are complex and you can taste the flowers the bees have been feeding on. Our favorite is Pearly queen honey, a cooperative of beekeepers across town, each with tasting notes unique to this beehive.

Sip on a North London plonk

Craft breweries and distilleries are all over town, but we were pretty excited to find a winemaker using grapes grown in the M25. Forty Hall vineyards makes some organic white wines and a sparkling wine in the most unlikely place: Enfield. We also use it for our homemade vinegar.

Try high-tech lettuce leaves

With hydroponics, Box to plate grow lettuce, vegetables and herbs under controlled conditions in shipping containers so that they use 95 percent less water, no pesticides and no waste. We love their wasabi rocket and genovese basil.

The next 10 Miles Supper Club will take place on October 15th. Book a ticket here.

Are you looking for more opportunities for greener living? Check out this new sustainable bar in Hackney Wick.

And with our list of independent manufacturers in town, find more ways to shop locally.