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Did you know...? Around 600,000 tonnes of rubbish a year goes into landfill in Devon alone. That’s the same weight as 7,6082 Jumbo jets!
Ensuring we have enough food for the future and looking after our planet for the next generation is really important to us as a business. Reducing our food waste is a key part of preserving a healthy and sustainable countryside.
Food waste is actually a fabulous source of fuel. It creates energy as it rots to create power, and once the process is complete, compost to go back onto the land.
Every week we separate our waste into items that can be recycled and items that are food waste that will head off to the biodigester to create power for the region. We work closely with other zero to landfill heroes like Devon Contract Waste but we go even further:
We use the whole animal carcass
From turning offal into pet food, bones into stock, or fat into dripping, nothing is wasted. We even provide local schools with weird and wonderful bits such as eyes and lungs for their biology classes!
We encourage our customers to cook ‘from nose to toe’
Some meat cuts and ingredients could be erroneously perceived as waste or as of little nutritional value. We work hard to inspire and educate all our customers about the huge variety of meat cuts available.
We educate chefs and restaurants
We work with restaurants like the River Cottage Canteens to help educate their team on how to
We blast-freeze our products
By freezing our products at the right moment to preserve them, we use nature’s best preservative.
We package our items individually
This means you only take out what you need and leave the rest for another day.
We encourage you to be hands-on with your food
It’s a wonder the human race managed to survive before the advent of the date sticker. Mostly we sniffed our food and decided whether to eat it or not. These days often food that is perfectly safe is thrown out because of a date label. Touch it, smell it, look at it, do not throw out good food. You can always call us if you are unsure.
We use minimal, recyclable, recycled and sustainable food packaging
We encourage you to reuse, recycle and
Individually packed to
Each item of meat is wrapped individually to
We have made it even easier... simply drop one of our packs in cool water for 15 minutes and it's ready to cook!
All our packaging is recyclable, too.