Farmdrop: the ethical grocer

Busy lives have made us all about convenience and speed. Admittedly, I am as guilty as anyone in giving in to the convenience of an online supermarket shop. A quick scroll through my app and all my food and home needs are delivered as quick as the next day. There has however been a bit of a step change in consumer behaviour recently; once again we are caring more about where our food comes from.

To help us further understand the journey from “click to harvest” and how we can better support our local independents, Farmdrop has recently arrived in Bristol and Bath! With a mission to fix the food chain, this “Ethical Grocer” deliver delicious food direct from local farmers and producers (and ensure they are paid properly for their fab products and hard work!) It’s even delivered in their zero-emission electric vanimals, taking away all packaging so there is zero waste.

cow print electric vans
Deliveries powered by Vanimals

I was lucky enough to try out their service for my last weekly shop. As cold nights are drawing in, I chose a lot of comfort food. Their website was easy to navigate and I could pick a delivery time convenient to me. Note: you can pay to choose a one hour slot, or there is a free delivery option for orders over a certain amount within a six hour window and you get a friendly text the day before with an hour window so you don’t need to wait around!

Alongside a few cupboard essentials I needed at the time, I picked out a selection of scrummy goats cheese from White Lake Dairy, to go perfectly with a glass (or two) of port picked up from my recent trip to Porto.

two glasses of port next to two rounds of cheese
Port and cheese should not be restricted to festive times!

A free range, organic chicken from Wood Green Farm and an organic veg bundle from Purton House Organics in Wiltshire also contributed to an epic Sunday roast. Cleaning the veg was rather nostalgic for me, with memories of helping my Grandad clean the potatoes from their garden. 🙂

Bundle of organic veg
So much organic veg to eat!
Roast chicken
This weather is calling out for a comforting roast chicken
Two plates of roast dinner and two glasses of wine from above
Yummy Sundays!

Their wide range of fresh produce, larder essentials and household items ensure you can easily complete a full weekly shop. You also get a lovely welcome pack with information and tips around shopping in a more ethical manner and recipe inspiration. I will definitely be making chicken kievs soon!

Page from Farmdrop recipes
My next culinary task

I also asked my housemate for any additional points she wanted to add about the food….

“I want to say something about potatoes…as I love potatoes…and they were pretty fucking lush potatoes.”

Whilst I received a complimentary £40 credit this in no way impacted on my opinion. I was not obliged to write a positive review, and the venue did not see this review before it was put up on the site.

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