The majority of our fresh produce will be from farms within 100 miles of each hub (London, Bristol and Bath) because food produced closer to home tends to be fresher, more seasonal, and less carbon intensive.
The slick supply chain developed by the Farmdrop team means your food will be more than five times fresher than what you would get from the supermarket.
Local food is at the heart of everything we do but we know that some household staples simply aren’t available from local sources. We are most effective at helping local producers grow their businesses if customers can do their entire grocery shop on Farmdrop. So ironically, being too rigid about local sourcing would actually hurt local producers’ sales since people would have to go elsewhere for some items. For this reason, we supplement our local selection with some carefully chosen products from elsewhere.
This is a win-win: customers have better options and full transparency into where their food comes from so they can make informed choices, and small independent producers reach those customers who otherwise might have turned to industrially-produced food.
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All our beef, lamb, poultry and pork is 100% free range. All animals are allowed to express their natural instincts in a harmonious environment. The majority are fed on grass and pasture for their whole life because meat fed a natural diet is leaner and contains higher levels of good fats and vitamins.
Local suppliers of fresh produce like meat, eggs, dairy, and fruit and veg are paid 75% of the final retail price. Farmers would be lucky to receive 50% from the supermarkets.
Farmdrop then takes what’s left over (roughly 25%) which covers the cost of moving the food from the farmer and into our customers’ kitchens.
Every decision taken across the Farmdrop supply chain - from the specific variety grown, the methods used by the farmer, the time of harvest, the storage and handling techniques, and processing methods - will be designed to maximise freshness and flavour. And wherever possible, food will be picked, harvested, or made to order so as to eliminate waste.
All our farmers follow sustainable and environmentally sound farming techniques that preserve natural resources and help to enrich the soils for healthier animals and crops. Imported produce will be transported using the most sustainable means available and not be air freighted.
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