We hate food waste here at Riverford, and compared to farmers who supply supermarkets we have very little; selling direct to the customer means that every vegetable already has a home in our veg boxes before it is even planted.
We are big supporters of Hugh's War on Waste campaign; you can sign the petition to stop the supermarkets' shocking treatment of food and the farming families that produce it here.
Our grade-out system
If any of our crops produces more than we expect, we are usually able to accommodate the surplus in our veg boxes. Often it means that our customers get larger portions for free!
We also work with the Gleaning Network UK if we have crops in the field that we can’t harvest in time. Watch our 2 minute video to find out what happened when we have a 10 tonne broad bean glut.