- 10kg box of British seasonal produce includes asparagus and Jersey Royals, plus ribeye steaks, sausages and cheeses -
- £1 from every box will be donated to farming charities through The Prince’s Countryside Fund to support farmers through the pandemic -
From today, Morrisons customers will be able to order a British Farmers Food Box bursting with UK seasonal produce including meats, vegetables, milk and cheeses.
The British Farmers Food Box contains 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 vegetables - including asparagus and Jersey Royals. The 10kg box is priced at £45, which includes next day contact-free delivery.
Created to support vulnerable and self-isolating customers - and 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.
Many farmers have been unable to sell produce that might have been destined for the restaurant trade. So, one pound from every British Farmers Food Box will be donated to The Prince’s Countryside Fund which is coordinating donations on behalf of Farming Help charities.
Additionally, the box will contain milk and cheese from the Morrisons For Farmers range which return more money directly into the pockets of farmers.
David Potts, Chief Executive of Morrisons, 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.”
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.”
A typical Morrisons British Farmers Food Box will contain all 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
The Morrisons British Farmers Food Box will be available to buy on the Morrisons Food Box website https://www.morrisons.com/food-boxes/. Customers who wish to place an order over the phone can also call 0345 611 6111 and select option four.
Recipe inspiration from Morrisons chefs can be found here https://groceries.morrisons.com/content/recipes.
Morrisons produce 30,000 food boxes a week and customers can choose from nine options including a Vegetarian Food Box, Gluten Free Food Box, BBQ Food Box and an Assorted Fish Box. For more information, visit: morrisons.com/food-boxes.