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RIVERFORD ORGANIC FARMERS HAVE BEEN GROWING ORGANIC VEG & FRUIT SINCE 1987. AT RIVERFORD FLAVOUR COMES FIRST, GROWING ONLY PRODUCE THAT TOP THEIR TASTE TESTS & WITH OVER 100 VARIETIES THROUGH THE YEAR, SEASONAL COOKING IS ALWAYS FRESH & INSPIRING - AS OUR EDITOR, DISCOVERED WHEN SAMPLING ONE OF THEIR DELICIOUS RECIPE BOXES
LIV E LIF E
ON THE VEG!
to make tasty organic home-cooked meals, including a step-by step recipe card and the exact amount of ingredients needed, all measured out for you. No waste. No missing the vital ingredient. All you have to do is cook.
It’s all too easy, for even the most competent and keen cooks among us, to fall into the trap of preparing the same meals week in week out, so I jumped at the chance to try out Riverford’s organic recipe box, to see what new dishes I could add to my culinary repertoire.
For many of us, organic means the very highest standards of animal welfare, and at Riverford they work with small-scale producers who really care about their animals. Organic also means working with nature, not against it. No system of farming does more to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture, or protect natural resources like fresh water and healthy soils. So by eating and drinking organically produced food and drinks, you can reduce your exposure to potentially harmful pesticides.
n a society where our demand for good quality, local produce has been on the incline, many of us are now electing to fi ll our fridges and store cupboards with more organic produce than ever before. For the third consecutive year, the UK’s appetite for the niche food sector has continued to grow, along with our conscious decisions to change our eating habits.
The box contained three delicious vegetarian meals for two people, including stuffed mushrooms and gnocchi with basil pesto, curried quinoa and halloumi and courgette kebabs; it was genuinely a refreshing change to enjoy some deliciously tasty, meat-free alternatives. These recipe boxes are a simple and inspiring way to cook and arrive with everything you need
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Everything grown and sold at Riverford is 100% organic and meticulously sourced – so you can be sure that only the very best, freshest, seasonal ingredients are selected each week for you to enjoy.
September/October 2016 Wedding Special - A local Leicestershire publication