Bath’s Riverford Farmers team given the go-ahead for another five years

Owners of the Bath franchise of organic food delivery service, Riverford Farmers, Vicki, and Alan Mowat, have announced they’ll be continuing to deliver veg boxes to the area for “at least another five years.”

The news comes following a five-year review from the company’s HQ in which Vicki and Alan were “approved to continue” the Riverford Bath franchise for a further five years.

The couple took over the Bath franchise in 2012 and say they have built the business up by “over 50%.” Their team of drivers now makes “nearly 900 deliveries” of organic veg, fruit, meat and other groceries every week around Bath and North East Somerset.

Vicki explained, “we’ve come a long way in the last five years. As well as growing our customer base, we’ve set up community initiatives like our Veg Fund fundraising and healthy eating scheme for schools, and a series of cookery workshops around Bath. We’re passionate about spreading the message about where our veg comes from and how important it is in our diet – particularly with the latest recommendation that we should now be eating 10 a day!”

She continued, “we want to develop our Veg Fund scheme so we can help local charities with their fundraising. We’re also looking to develop partnerships with similarly-minded local businesses, like nutritionists and fitness professionals. And we’d love to talk to businesses about how we could help their staff to eat more healthily.”

Set up in 1987 by Guy Watson, BBC Farmer of the Year in 2004 and 2012, Riverford Organic Farmers is now the “UK’s biggest 100% organic veg box scheme,” delivering over 47,000 veg boxes a week throughout England and Wales.

Alan added, “Riverford is a great brand and company – their ethos and concerns about the environment are at the forefront of everything they do – and despite significant rapid growth they have managed to hold onto everything they stand for, which we are proud to also represent through Riverford Bath.”

To try a veg box go to: www.riverford.co.uk

Pictured above: Vicki and Alan Mowat

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