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.
Pipers Farm is a zero to landfill business
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 embrace nose to tail eating
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 tail’
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 blast-freeze our products
By freezing our products at the right moment to preserve them, we use natures 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 re-love your packaging.