Sourcing Fresh, Local, Seasonal Food

Sourcing Fresh, Local, Seasonal Food

In June Reuben Crouch, the Ludlow Food Centre’s Buyer, visited one of our growers in Worcestershire. B & G Nurseries supply the Food Centre with fresh produce such as salad leaves, peppers, chillies ,a range of brasicas and fresh plums. Reuben was looking at the freshly grown lettuces and some more exotic plants such as B & G’s Pak Choy. He met with Dan Byrd, the proprietor’s son, who showed him around the 300 acre site including the 12 acres of computer managed glass houses. B & G are a family owned and run business that grow and wholesale quality produce and Reuben was in his element perusing what the next selection of produce would be in the Food Centre. Reuben says,

‘We are committed to buying as much local produce as possible. Suppliers such as B & G are really important in helping the Food Centre keep to its policy of sourcing at least 80% of its produce locally and we have built up a very strong relationship over the last three years...Being able to visit our suppliers and see the produce growing is so important because it helps us to ensure the produce in the shop is as fresh, local and seasonal as possible’

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