Stay Home, Stay Safe & Support Local Businesses

It’s a crazy time we are living in at the moment, with many unexpected challenges.

Many of us are struggling to stay on top of our physical wellbeing and mental health, as well as making sure the cupboards are stocked.

Online supermarket delivery slots are like gold dust, and with many smaller retailers closed for business, it’s certainly a difficult time for shoppers.

Here are a few tips:

  • If you are lucky enough to already have a regular Riverford veg delivery, consider asking your neighbours if they would like to add a box onto your order.
  • Dove’s Farm are offering a £25 gluten free goodie box with a limit of one per household.
  • Share or preserve any surplus food that you have bought. Freeze food in portions. Make pickles. Food waste is never good, but it’s time to step it up and eat it up!
  • For ethical chocolate and Easter goodies, check out Cocoa Loco
  • Check which of your local shops and restaurants are offering a delivery service or a ‘takeaway’ option. Many small businesses are doing all they can to survive in these unusual times and will be happy to help if you call.
  • Try to order directly from producers or suppliers instead of ‘third-party’ retailers.
  • Find your local Community Supported Agriculture scheme to see if you can help.
  • Minor Figures and Plenish both sell a range of long life ‘plant m*lks’ and will deliver multipacks directly to your door.
  • The Brew Tea Co  sell plastic-free tea online. They are Rainforest Alliance and Ethical Tea Partnership certified.
  • Steenbergs  have organic loose leaf tea, herbs and spices, home baking ingredients and coffee.
  • The Ethical Dairy will deliver organic, high-animal-welfare cheese to your door.
  • Use the Zero Waste Near Me site to find producers and retailers in your area.

Have you got any top tips for keeping your cupboards stocked with ethical goodies?

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