the fruits of cooperation
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