There are so many food delivery box schemes available now that if you wanted to, you’d never have to visit a supermarket again. Whether they’re all good is another matter. I’ve been fortunate as a blogger to have sampled quite a few and they are a mixed bag for sure.
The earlier generation of boxes tended to be recipe led – with the likes of Hello Fresh and Gousto but now, we’re seeing a rise in locally sourced veg and food delivery which I am LOVING. They are connecting small producers and farmers with new customers. And, making it easier than ever for us to shop locally with much lower food miles than the big supermarket players offer. Here in Bristol, we have Good Sixty (which is slightly different but follows the same principles), the amazing Riverford Organic and also now, I’ve discovered the rather fabulous Fresh Range!
I hadn’t heard of Fresh Range until they got in touch to send me a box. Surprising really because now that I read about them, I can see that they are growing FAST! Since starting in 2014, they now have over 2500 customers in Bristol and Bath. They also supply fresh vegetables, meat and baked goods to schools and universities all over the area. All of their produce is locally sourced directly from producers and there is complete transparency on the provenance of everything they sell.
Their founder Rich Osbourn said:
“We’re on a mission. We believe local, fresh, seasonal food should be available to all, at an accessible price.”
So, what did I get in my box?
Everything required for a kick-ass chilli, cheese and bacon burger night! The ingredients were all in perfect stunning quality. We tucked into our giant burgers in agreement that they were as good as any we’ve ever eaten!
- Kitchen Garden chilli jam – hand made in the Cotswolds
- The Story organic beef burgers – hand made in Gloucestershire
- Denhay cured streaky bacon – from Dorset
- Castle Farm organic pink fir apple potatoes – from Bath
- Farringtons Farm organic red oak leaf lettuce – from Bristol
- Wootton Organic Dairy Old Burford cheese – from Somerset
- Hobbs House Bakery jumbo seeded baps – from Bristol.
To accompany our burger feast we had a selection of amazing local beers and ciders including Bristol’s own Wiper and True and fully organic Stroud Brewery. The Dawkins Alex Bristol Gold was our favourite though, a mellow amber ale which suited the meaty burgers perfectly.
If you want to try a Fresh Range box for yourself, simply order online here in the same way you would with any major supermarket – it’s that easy! They deliver to every postcode in Bristol and Bath too! Wahhoooo!
Fresh range is currently offering an equity investment opportunity, following a successful crowdfunding campaign over the summer. They are looking to raise £550,000 for nearly 15% equity and you can find more information and next steps over at Seedrs.com. If you’re interested though, be quick as the campaign closes on 20th September!