Farming News - Morrisons backs British farmers with seasonal food boxes

Morrisons backs British farmers with seasonal food boxes

13 May 2020
Frontdesk / Arable / Livestock

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Morrisons has announced the launch of the 10kg British Farmers Food Box.

The new home delivery option has been created to help British farmers sell through their produce, with £1 from every box will also be donated to farming charities through The Prince’s Countryside Fund.

Included in the box are seven packs of meat (including ribeye steak), two blocks of cheese, four pints of milk, a block of butter, a kilo of potatoes and five packs of British vegetables

The new food box has been launched to support vulnerable and self-isolating customers, as well as those limiting trips outside of the home, the British Farmers Food Box will also support UK farmers who have been struggling since the outbreak of Covid-19.

Chief Executive of Morrisons, David Potts, said: "Being the biggest customer of British Farming, we want to help farmers while also playing our full part in feeding the nation.

"Our farmers produce some of the world’s finest meats, vegetables and cheeses which we want to offer to our customers."

Director of The Prince’s Countryside Fund, Claire Saunders, said: "We are immensely grateful to Morrisons and their customers for backing British farming.

"This contribution will allow us to support farming groups across the UK - including the five Farming Help charities.

"It will also ensure that British farmers have the support they need through this difficult time to keep producing healthy, nutritious food for our tables."

A typical Morrisons British Farmers Food Box will contain the following:

  • Rib Eye Steaks 400g
  • Pork Loin Steaks 500g
  • Chicken Thigh Fillets 600g
  • Lamb Mince 500g
  • Beef Mince 500g
  • The Best Unsmoked Bacon Rashers 200g
  • The Best Thick Cumberland Sausages 400g
  • The Best Red Fox Mature Cheese 200g
  • Salted Butter 250g
  • For Farmers Semi-Skimmed Milk 4 pints
  • For Farmers Extra Mature Cheddar 350g
  • The Best Jersey Potatoes 1kg
  • Chantenay Carrots 500g
  • Brown Onions 1kg
  • Asparagus 300g
  • Portobello Mushrooms 200g
  • Cauliflower 500g

The Morrisons British Farmers Food Box will be available to buy on the Morrisons Food Box website for £45.

Customers who wish to place an order over the phone can also call 0345 611 6111 and select option four