online ethical grocer putting a tasteful new spin on the meaning of shopping therapy
This online ethical grocer – founded in 2012 by eco-entrepreneur Ben Pugh – sources and delivers food from local producers and farmers in an attempt to re-humanise the food chain by bringing the makers and eaters of real food together online in a way that provides everyone with a better deal.
Originally launched in London in 2014, Farmdrop has been steadily growing a loyal customer base and has recently added an additional 170 West Country suppliers including Bath Soft Cheese, Somerset Charcuterie, Lovett Pies, Bath Harvest Oils and Bath Culture House to their existing 200 produce providers who currently supply more than 17000 customers in London as they launch their service into Bath and Bristol.
Put simply, Farmdrop is a 7 day a week food delivery service supplying everything you\’d buy in your weekly shop, just like a supermarket. Unlike a supermarket, however, Farmdrop is on a mission is fix what the company deems a broken food chain by sourcing all their produce locally, only harvesting produce already purchased and giving farmers and producers an unprecedented 75% share of the retail profit. And, making this already tasty news even tastier, Farmdrop use a fleet of lower-cost, environmentally-friendly electric delivery vans dubbed ‘the ‘Vanimals’ rather than large diesel lorries. Hoorah!
So, how does the service actually work? It’s all very simple. Customers place an order online via farmdrop.com and choose either a free six-hour delivery slot or a £3 one-hour slot. The farmer then harvests the produce ordered, and the order is packed and delivered to the Farmdrop hub where it will then go out for delivery on the same day, putting a tasty (and eminently tasteful) new spin on the meaning of shopping therapy.
- Gluten free options
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