Morrisons launches new food box to support British farmers – full list of what’s inside

Morrisons launches new food box to support British farmers – full list of what’s inside

British farmers have been struggling to stay afloat through the coronavirus pandemic along with many other businesses, as restaurants and high street stores remain shut due to the lockdown. However, supermarket Morrisons has come up with a new way to support the country’s farmers with its latest food box. The new delivery service provides customers with fresh essentials that they can order direct to their door. 

The new British Farming Food Box includes seven packs of meat, cheese, milk, butter, and vegetables including a kilo of potatoes. 

The 10kg box is £45, including next day contact-free delivery so that customers and staff can keep their distance. 

Morrisons’ new box contains produce that would usually be destined for the restaurant trade, but as businesses have to stay closed as lockdown guidelines are in place, farmers are struggling to sell their goods.

The new initiative will also help to keep farmers going through a charity donation of £1 per box to The Prince’s Countryside Fund. 

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Morrisons has been producing 30,000 food boxes a week, with nine options in the full range on its website. 

The boxes include vegetarian options, a new gluten-free box, a BBQ food box, and meat and fish varieties. 

The prices of the boxes range from £35 to £55. 

The British Farmers Food Box contains a wide range of meat, vegetables and fresh staples. 

Claire Saunders, Director of The Prince’s Countryside Fund 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.”

The Morrisons British Farmers Food Box is available to buy on the Morrisons Food Box website, but customers can also place an order over the phone.

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

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

Published at Tue, 12 May 2020 10:59:00 +0000