the fruits of cooperation
Monday 10th May 2010
It is easy to feel that prices everywhere are relentlessly escalating. The BBC has reported that supermarket fruit and veg has risen by 14.7% since January; possibly a reflection of the energy consumption within the multiple supply chain and production processes.
Here at Riverford organic growing methods, coupled with over 80% of our produce coming from less than a 30 mile radius, have helped us keep our costs in check. The 5% price rise earlier this year covered the significant increase in what we pay our co-op growers. Paying them a fair price isn