Riverford Organic Farmers

Riverford Organic Farmers

Phone Number
01803 227227
Website
https://www.riverford.co.uk/mai/
Email Address
help@riverford.co.uk

The Riverford box scheme began when Guy Watson started delivering his organic vegetables locally to 30 friends in Devon. We now deliver around 47,000 boxes a week to homes around the UK from our regional farms.

Over 320 pesticides can be routinely used in non-organic farming. Some remain in the food we eat, despite washing and cooking. We’ve been growing organic veg since 1987 and know there’s a better way than using nasty chemicals – nature provides the solution.

Whether that’s using natural predators to control pests, growing crops in their natural season, looking after the soil, encouraging bees and other wildlife on our farms – it can be done without a barrage of sprays. Plant, insect and bird life is 50% more abundant on organic farms.

“A few years ago I was wandering through the fields of a non-organic farmer, who was growing lettuces for the supermarkets. I bent down to pick and taste a leaf. He stopped me and warned ‘Shouldn’t do that, boy’. His lettuces were sprayed every week for aphids.

Hang on – this is a farmer who wouldn’t eat his own food. Intuitively, anybody knows that’s crazy. Food should be fit to eat out of the field.”

Guy Watson, Riverford founder

Comments from Nudi Organics;

Did you know that Riverford boxes work out about 20% cheaper than buying like for like from the supermarket? And did you also know that they guarantee vegetables from the farm to your door in 48 hours, with no air freighting?

We have been using Riverford for several years now and we love how fresh the produce is. Organic farming is such a fundamental part of their way of live and is rooted in everything they do. To me, the company goes far beyond just meeting organic standards, it really feels like vegetables I have just dug up from the garden.

Riverford also sell organic meat boxes, recipe boxes and a range of other produce.

If you would like to try a box, check out their website here. If you decide to purchase a regular box, either weekly or fortnightly, then remember to use code Nudi-gift in the section where it asks about relevant offers or promotions, and you will be sent a free cookbook!

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