Fabulous Farm Shops are delighted to announce they have partnered up with the sustainability app "Too Good to Go" to help farm shops and producers attract new consumers and fight food waste.
Every year, UK food businesses waste 100,000 tonnes of surplus food - but there is a way to help combat this...
The concept is simple.
The 'Too Good To Go' app lets businesses sell surplus food to local customers to save it from going to waste.
The individual business updates the app at the end of the day to show how much surplus food they have to sell.
It's as easy as that!
Customers can then search the app for local stores, purchase the food via the app (buying a surprise ‘Magic Bag’ of surplus food), then pick it up at a time set by the store.
There’s no need for stores to predict what won’t sell; rather than listing individual portions of food, they can simply load Magic Bags with whatever is left over that day, setting a price that is fair for them and the customer.
So far, UK food businesses have sold almost 10 million Magic Bags, recouping costs and meeting new customers at the same time. There are currently 7 million app users and 20,000 food businesses creating Magic Bags out of food that would otherwise be wasted at the end of the day.
Our farm shop members & 'A' list producer members can join this movement and benefit from having their first year's administration fee of £39 waived.
Just click HERE to get started and Freddie from 'Too Good To Go' will help you through the simple steps to get you up and running.
Read on to hear the Too Good To Go story..
At the same time, food waste is putting the planet under enormous strain. Entire forests are cleared to grow produce that will never be eaten, and scientists have discovered how food releases harmful greenhouse gases when it’s disposed of unsustainably.
It raises the discussion: if our food is putting the planet under so much strain, why are we throwing so much of it away? That’s the question several entrepreneurs around Europe - from Paris to Copenhagen to Leeds - were asking when, in 2016, they joined forces to create Too Good To Go.
They also believe that, despite how big and complicated it is, food waste is a problem we can solve together. That’s why they’re working with changemakers across society - from politicians to school children - to drive a movement that puts an end to the world’s most senseless problem.
Download the app now
IN SUPPORT OF R.A.B.I
.Fabulous Farm Shops, the one stop farm shop directory lists every farm shop in England
and on entering lockdown, the team at Fabulous Farm Shops were acutely aware of the
impact and the damage Coronavirus would have on, not only the small independent farm
shops, but the farming community and their families.
Wanting to do their bit the team actively encouraged farm shops to add live links to their
listing on their directory. This upgrade allowed farm shop owners to add extra information
about their farm shop for a year and 100% of this upgrade was donated to RABI.
R.A.B.I.–The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution is farming’s oldest and largest charity
and have served the farming community since 1860, offering financial support, practical
care and guidance to farmers, farmworkers and their dependants.
Claire Mortimer, a partner of Fabulous Farm Shops, said: ‘We had to move quickly, of
course we wanted to help farm shops, but we really needed to give something back and to
support our farmers, Covid hit R.A.B.I hard and they needed our support more than ever’
RABI Communications Manager Rob Harris quotes:
"We greatly appreciate the efforts of Fabulous Farm Shops and the farm shops who
supported us. Over many months they’ve taken the time and trouble to raise awareness of
our work, as well as donating a significant sum of money. We’re extremely grateful to Claire
and her team for all they’ve done on our behalf.”
To date, the total amount raised is £665.00
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