Riverford is supplying West Bridgford householders with wonderful Organic Vegetables!

Riverford is supplying West Bridgford householders with wonderful Organic Vegetables!

Serving West Bridgford for the past 7 years, Riverford (formerly known as River Nene) is now a well-recognised presence throughout Nottinghamshire with well over 1500  loyal customers receiving their fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and dairy produce and much more direct to their kitchen tables from the farm. Allan and Annette live in West Bridgford and have supported the West Bridgford Summer Gathering every year since its inception.

Allan and Annette (pictured) first set up a home delivery vegetable box scheme in the West Bridgford area as part of Peterborough-based River Nene Organic Vegetables in 2005. The scheme has proved so popular that the couple now deliver to homes and businesses throughout Nottinghamshire.

Seventy five per cent of the Riverford produce comes from its own organic farms around Peterborough which have been managed organically since 2000, and from a cooperative Organic Grower Group whose farms are all within a 50-mile radius of the Riverford farm. The group grows an amazing 85 different varieties of vegetables, all seasonal of course.

Allan said "we find that most customers buy from us purely for the quality of the taste of the naturally grown and reared produce. The flavour comes from not intensively growing produce using pesticides and other products conventional farmers use to increase the speed of growth and the yield.
We easily beat the prices supermarkets charge for organic produce and we deliver it to your home free of charge.”

Allan adds “we are about 7% more expensive than the supermarkets better quality non organic produce which means that a typical customer spending £15 per week with us are paying a small premium of just 98p and for that they get not only free delivery but also great tasting healthy organic produce thrown into the bargain”
“In terms of food miles too, a recent and very detailed study conducted between the 5 Riverford farms around the country and Exeter University shows that each delivery to a customer’s home requires only 4 miles of transportation which is very impressive."
“In addition, we now employ 4 local drivers to deliver the produce to your door, two West Bridgford garages to keep the vans lean and mean, a West Bridgford based book-keeping and accountancy service, local ink suppliers and computer support technicians and a host of others that help us keep our business in good health and reinvesting in the local community.”

You can order online or by phone or e mail. If you need any help or advise Allan and Annette are there to help”.

Further information is available by visiting www.riverford.co.uk or calling 0845 078 6868 or call Allan and Annette direct on 0115 981 0002. We look forward to seeing you at the West Bridgford Summer Gathering