We are so used to seeing supermarket vans deliver goods to their customers houses, but what about your local farm shop? Recently, farm shops all over the UK have realised the importance of their customers being able to get their fam food delivered straight to their door, and now, people all over the country are able to receive parcels full of fresh farm food without leaving the comfort of their own home.
Farm2Fridge have teamed up with farm shops from around the UK so people can order their food online with ease, it’s as simple as finding your local farm shop by typing in your postcode, picking your favourite and choosing your produce.
There are many benefits to getting farm food delivered straight to your door, and below we have curated a list of the most important ones that might just convert you from a supermarket shopper to a farm food fanatic.
Convenience & time
Ordering online from your local farm shop is easy and fast. Sometimes, farm shops are out in the countryside, and can take a little bit longer to get to, but by using Farm2Fridge’s services, you can get the same range of fresh local produce delivered to your door, without taking the time out of your day to travel to the rural area of your farm shop by car.
Helping the environment
By staying at home and ordering your fresh farm food online instead, you are also saving the environment. Waiting for the farm food to be delivered to your house means you’re not venturing on in your car or on the bus, which directly impacts pollution. Cars and buses emit carbon dioxide and greenhouse gases, which is one of the biggest sources of pollution in the UK, contributing to poor air quality, noise disturbance, congestion, and climate change. So, removing your weekly drive to get the weekly food shop will make a huge difference to car pollution.
Eating farm food is also great for the environment, as this too can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This is due to a number of reasons, such as British beef producing much less carbon dioxide than beef in other parts of the world, and local farm food having to travel far less miles to reach the consumers plate.
Staying & supporting local
Supporting local farm shops reaps so many benefits, for the consumer and for the farm itself. Firstly, by shopping at local farm shops your are supporting the local economy, this means any money you spend at your local farm shop helps the people around you, as they will in turn spend more money locally, therefore, every penny you spend at your local farm shop will have a much greater impact on the local community than you think.
Also, by shopping locally you are supporting local farmers and their business. By simply choosing to shop at their farm shop instead of a supermarket, you are helping them stay in business and you are creating jobs for local people.
Supporting local additionally helps reduce food miles, reduce packaging, and reduce waste. Local farm food doesn’t travel around the globe to get to your plate, which will reduce the amount of carbon emissions your weekly food shop usually makes. Also, as the farm food isn’t travelling very far, packaging, such as paper, plastic and cardboard is far less.
No extra cost
Some people might think ordering your farm food online is expensive, but its not! Ordering from your local farm shop with Farm2Fridge is completely free. So, by getting your farm food delivered by Farm2Fridge, you are saving money on delivery costs and fuel for your car, it’s a no brainer.
Farm food is well known for being fresh, flavoursome, and healthy. Unlike supermarkets, farm food delivers only seasonal food, so you can be sure that everything you order from your local farm shop is fresh, grown or produced recently and bursting with natural flavour.
There are also a number of delicious recipes you can make with farm food ingredients only, including spaghetti Bolognese, roast chicken with vegetables, full English breakfast, chicken pie, and shepherds’ pie. For an ingredient list, take a look at the best 5 recipes to make with farm shop ingredients blog.
So, are you tempted to switch from a supermarket shopper to farm food fanatic? With the endless list of benefits shopping at local farm shops brings, such as being able to get farm food delivered straight to your door at no extra cost, we think swapping out your weekly shop from supermarket food to fresh farm food will be one of the best decisions you make, for yourself and for the environment.