Do you want to know where your family’s food comes from? The horsemeat scandal made a lot of us think twice about what we were buying at the big supermarkets. But few mums or dads with small children have the time to go to lots of different local farms, dairies or bakeries to buy their fresh food.
A new online shop for Bristol and Bath, www.fresh-range.com, allows you to do this, but from the comfort of your sofa! You can buy wonderful fresh food directly from dozens of local farms, dairies, fishermen, makers and bakers around the region and have it delivered straight to your door.
Most of the food is baked, caught, cooked, cut, laid, picked or produced just before being delivered. This can mean better tasting food and superior nutritional value for your family.
What’s more, food prices are kept low as the food comes directly to you, with very few food miles and minimal storage. For example, on fresh-range.com, you can order six large free range eggs from the happy hens at Silverthorne Farm in Dorset – who live freely amongst sheep and horses on 15 acres of shared pasture – for only £1.30. This compares to £1.65 for six large free range eggs from Sainsbury’s*.
Or how about rump beef steak from award-winning Gilcombe Farm near Glastonbury Tor, who use traditional farming methods and are firmly focused on the welfare of their animals, at £17.61 per kg compared to £20.00 per kg at Sainsbury’s.*
Using www.fresh-range.com, you can see exactly where each piece of meat, dairy item or egg is from and find out about the people who produced it. Local produce has the fresh-range mark, and when food is out of season in the area it is sourced from ethical local wholesalers.
This local supply chain means outstanding fruit and veg, organic or non-organic, for your family at amazing prices. On writing, organic broccoli was 23% lower price than Sainsbury’s, organic vine tomatoes were 32% less expensive, and a saving of 76% can be had on baby potatoes!
It’s also perfect for busy families as there’s no need to be at home when your food is delivered – you can choose an ‘all-day’ delivery slot from just £1 and your fresh food can be left in a safe place of your choosing. Sustainable packaging will keep food fresh until you are ready to unpack it.
fresh-range.com was founded by Rich Osborn, a local food-loving dad with two small hungry boys! Bristol born and bred, he believes passionately that there is an alternative to the dominance of the supermarkets, and that food prices can be fair both for the people that make it and the people who buy it.
One of the farmers selling on fresh-range.com is Luke Hasell from The Story Organic, finalist for Outstanding Farmer of the Year in the BBC Food and Farming Awards 2014.
He said “We’re selling on fresh-range.com because it enables more people to enjoy our pasture fed 30-day dry aged organic beef from our farm in Chew Magna, along with our organic chicken, lamb and pork. It’s brilliant that customers can buy from so many local producers like us all in one place like this.”
Visit www.fresh-range.com now to start buying fresh, delicious food at lower prices, and support all of our wonderful local producers!
You can find out about what’s on offer at fresh-range as well as competitions and special offers by following @FRESHRANGE on Twitter or by liking Fresh-range on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/freshrangeUK).
*Prices correct at time of writing.
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