22
Dec
2017

South West Produce Delivered Daily by F. Milford and Sons

At F. Milford and Son’s, we supply many businesses and organisations in and around Exeter with our fresh, locally produced fruit and vegetables every day.

We have built close relationships with our customers, and are proud to have worked with many of them, including Exeter University, for several years in some shape or form.

We are proud to source as many of our fruit and vegetables from West Country suppliers as possible. Our connection with South West suppliers and businesses is one of F. Milford and Sons strongest values; we invest in our local economy as much as we can and support other local businesses and charities in Exeter and Devon.

By working with West Country producers, we lower our carbon footprint and food miles and ensure that our locally produced fruit and vegetables reach our customers as fresh as possible.

If you are looking for a local fruit and vegetable wholesaler in Exeter, with free delivery every day, no matter the size of your order, then contact F. Milford and Son’s today on 01392 274 035 or email us at steve@fmilfords.co.uk.

21
Dec
2017

Fresh winter fruit and vegetables available at F. Milford and Sons

F. Milford and Sons have a variety of fresh winter vegetables available to order now, with free delivery to your business in Devon.

We have all of the festive favourites: sprouts, sprout stems, swede, parsnips, and turnips, as well as a huge range of other fresh fruit and vegetables, which can be ordered today with free delivery fresh to your door tomorrow.

From field to plate, our fresh fruit and vegetables travel fewer miles and reach our customers as fresh as possible. We work closely with our west country suppliers to ensure that we can continue to deliver the best quality produce every day and suggest new produce that suppliers might want to grow, expanding the range of fresh fruit and vegetables that we can offer.

Whether your order is big or small, or your business is in Exeter or North Devon, F. Milford and Sons will deliver to you, free of charge, the very next day.

Why not try this turnip and butternut squash mash this festive season?

Ingredients:

1 large turnip,

1 small butternut squash

2 medium potatoes

2 tablespoons milk

50 grams butter

nutmeg

Method:

  1. Cut the turnip, butternut squash, and potatoes into chunks and place into a large pan. Cover them with water and bring to the boil. Simmer for 15 minutes, or until the vegetables are very tender and drain.
  2. Let the vegetables steam dry in a colander for a few minutes, then put them pack in the pan. Add the milk, butter and nutmeg and season to taste. Mash the vegetables to a chunky mash and serve.

If you would like to find out more information about our fresh fruit and vegetables, or put in an order for free delivery in Devon, then please contact F. Milford and Sons today on 01392 274 035, or email us at steve@fmilfords.co.uk. 

 

19
Dec
2017

Christmas Opening Hours 2017

F. Milford and Sons Ltd

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR OPENING TIMES- BREAD, DAIRY & PREP PRODUCE ORDERING TIMES

Sunday 24 December – Closed – No deliveries

Monday 25 December – Closed – No deliveries

Tuesday 26 December – Closed – No deliveries

Wednesday 27 December – Closed – No deliveries

Thursday 28 December – Normal Service – Deliveries could be later due to the Christmas Shut Down.

Friday 29 December 2016 – Normal Service

Saturday 30 December 2016 – Normal Service

Sunday 31 December 2016 – Closed – No deliveries

Monday 1 January 2017 – Closed- No Deliveries

Tuesday 2 January 2017 – Normal Service – Deliveries could be later due to the New Year Shut Down.

All orders for bread, dairy & prepared produce for Sat 23 Dec need to be in by 1.00pm on Fri 22 Dec.

All orders for bread, dairy & prepared produce for Thurs 28 Dec need to be in by 10am on Sat 23 Dec.

All orders for bread, dairy & prepared produce for Friday 29 Dec need to be in by 1pm on Thurs 28 Dec    

All orders for bread, dairy & prepared produce for Saturday 30 Dec need to be in by 1pm on Fri 29 Dec

All orders for bread, dairy & prepared produce for Tuesday 3 Jan need to be in by 10am on Sat 30 Dec

We are very sorry but unfortunately, WE WILL BE UNABLE to fulfil any orders for bread, dairy or prepared produce lines left on the answerphone after the cut off times.

Our suppliers are working to tight cut off times which we have to adhere to guarantee supplies.

Thank you for your help on this.

Please note deliveries will running later over this period due to increased volume so please order a day in advance if an order is needed for a set time.

Thanking you for your much-valued custom over the last year and wishing you all the very best for a

great Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

12
Dec
2017

Local Produce: Brussel Sprout Tops

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Brussel sprouts have long been a feature of many a Christmas dinner across the country, but this year why not mix things up a bit and try delicious sprout tops?

F. Milford and Son’s only source the best quality fruit and vegetables. And wherever possible we use West Country suppliers, which means that our fruit and veg has travelled less distance and reaches us in great quality. Order by 5 am and we will deliver your fresh, local produce that very same day.

Sprout tops are the perfect accompaniment to your Christmas dinner this year. They are packed with vitamins, containing vitamin k and vitamin c, they are also more delicately flavoured than sprouts and can be served with a variety of things, including bacon, and hazelnuts. We also have delicious local flower sprouts available to order, which are a cross between kale and sprouts, and very popular with our customers!

Our free, local produce delivery service is available 7 days a week, no matter how big your order is.

If you would like to talk to us about what fruit and vegetables we have available this winter, or put in an order for free delivery, then contact us on 01392 274 035 or email us at steve@fmilfords.co.uk and we will be happy to help.

05
Dec
2017

English Apples Now Available for Delivery at F. Milford and Sons

English apples

The English apple season is in full swing, and we have some great varieties available to order today at F. Milford and Sons.

We have both cooking and eating apple varieties available, and with our free daily fresh fruit and vegetable deliveries you can put in an order today and receive it tomorrow.

F. Milford and Son’s source as much of our fresh fruit and vegetables from local producers as possible and our apples are no exception. This means that from the field to plate, our produce has travelled less distance and reaches you as fresh as possible.

We have some great varieties of English apples available to order, including:

  • Royal Gala
  • Russet
  • Cox’s
  • Braeburn
  • Jonagold

If you would like to talk to us about local fruit and vegetable delivery or our lovely English apple varieties, please phone us on 01392 274 035 or email us at steve@fmilfords.co.uk.

30
Nov
2017

West Country Produce Available Now – Perfect for Your Winter Stews and Casseroles

 

With the night’s drawing in and temperatures dropping, Autumn and Winter are the seasons for warming stews and casseroles. Packed full of delicious vegetables such as parsnips, leeks, carrots, swede and green top and purple top turnips, they are perfect for the colder evenings.

At Milford’s we have a great selection of West Country produce that’s great in stews and casseroles. Sourced from producers across the South West our produce is delivered to us daily as fresh as if we had picked them ourselves, which we then deliver to our customers the very next day, free of charge.

No matter what the size of your order is, we will deliver it the next day, free of charge. Our customers love our seasonal fruit and vegetables and know that when they order with us they are going to get the freshest, tastiest West Country produce delivered straight to their door.

Our great quality West Country produce, including swede, green top and purple top turnips, parsnips and leeks, are the perfect ingredients for your warming stews this winter, to put in an order for delivery today contact us on 01752 274 035.

24
Nov
2017

Local Produce: Delicious Winter Recipe with Kale

 

Here at F. Milford and Sons, we work hard to ensure that we get the best, locally produced, in-season fruit and vegetables delivered every day from our suppliers.

With the season’s changing and winter on its way, kale is a great addition to any diet. Packed full of nutrients and vitamins, it’s perfect for the colder months.

We have curly, Russian red and calvenero kale available, (and smooth to come later), all available to order today and delivered to your business the very next day at no extra cost.

Why not try this delicious chicken, kale and mushroom pie for dinner this winter?

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 large onion, chopped finely

3 thyme sprigs, leaves picked

2 crushed garlic cloves

350g chicken breasts, cut into small chunks

250g chestnut mushrooms, sliced

300ml chicken stock

100g crème fraîche

1 tablespoon wholegrain mustard

100g kale

2 teaspoon cornflour, mixed with 1 tablespoon cold water

375g pack of puff pastry, rolled into a circle slightly bigger than your casserole dish

1 egg yolk, to glaze

Method:

1. Heat 1/2 tablespoon olive oil over a gentle heat in a flameproof dish. Add the onion and cook for 5 minutes until they start to soften. Then add the thyme and garlic and stir for 1 minute. Turn up the heat and add the chicken, frying until golden but not fully cooked. Add the mushrooms and the remaining oil. Heat oven to 200c/180 fan/gas 6.
2. Add the stock, creme fraiche, mustard and kale. Season well. Add the cornflour mixture and stir until it has thickened a little.
3. Remove from the heat and cover with the puff pastry lid, pressing into the sides of the dish. Slice a ‘cross’ in the centre and glaze with the egg. Bake for 30 minutes until the pastry is puffed up and golden.

If you would like to talk to us about our free, local delivery of produce then phone us today on 01392 274 035 or email us at steve@fmilfords.co.uk.

10
Nov
2017

Fresh Local Vegetable Deliveries of Broccoli, Cauliflower and more

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Need a daily delivery of fresh local vegetables to your business?

At F. Milford’s we pride ourselves on our delivery service; our customers can order by 5 am and it will be delivered that same morning by one of our team.

Right now, we have a great selection of Broccoli, Cauliflower, Leek, Sprouts, White & Red Cabbage, Swede, Parsnips & Mixed Squashes, available to order today. They’re all full of essential vitamins and minerals, perfect to mix up your menu this Autumn.

Wherever we can, we source as much of our fresh vegetables from local & South West suppliers. Our Broccoli, Cauliflower, Leek, Sprouts, White & Red Cabbage, Swede, Parsnips & Mixed Squashes come from a mix of suppliers, Thorne and Mike Stone, Tancock and Cullompton based Clarke & Sons.

Milford’s proximity to our South West suppliers means that our vegetables are delivered to us as fresh as possible, and can be delivered to you the same day.

Our customers love our free, daily vegetable deliveries. They know that they’re getting the season’s freshest vegetables, delivered to their business every day, from a family-run local grocer which has over 100 years of history in Exeter.

So, whether your business is large or small, get in touch with us today to place an order and arrange a free delivery of our delicious, fresh vegetables to your business.

Putting in an order is easy, just phone us on 01392 274 035, or email us at steve@fmilfords.co.uk.

01
Nov
2017

F. Milford’s: A Local Grocer in the Community of Exeter

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Milford and Son’s started in 1908 as a family-run local grocer, a tradition that continues to this day.

Cousins Steve Hawley and Paul Milford began their F. Milford’s careers running the grocer’s market stall in Exeter back in the 1980’s. They have since risen within the company and are now Director’s, sourcing the best fruit and vegetables from South West suppliers for our customers and ensuring that our food safety standards remain high.

Through the years, we have expanded from a small fruit and vegetable shop in Paul street to a wholesaler based in Marsh Barton, but something that hasn’t changed is our values.

  • We work with many South West suppliers, getting our fruit and vegetables delivered to us from as close as possible to ensure that they are the best quality and freshness for our customers.
  • And, our produce isn’t the only thing that we source locally, we also buy our stationery and sundries from other local companies in and around Exeter.
  • We always either reuse our produce boxes or donate them to other local businesses who can make use of them.
  • We support many local charities and events, including Force Cancer Charity bike ride.

Our values underpin everything that we do at F. Milford’s, and as well as helping the local economy and community, they also help us reduce our carbon footprint and make us more environmentally friendly, something that is important to us as a local grocer.

If you would like to talk to us about what products we currently have and how we could help your business, then please get in touch with us today by calling us on 01392 274 035 or emailing steve@fmilfords.co.uk.

19
Oct
2017

Winter Mixed Squashes available now at F. Milford and Sons

Winter squashes are now in season, adding colour to your autumnal menus.

Milford and Sons have a great selection of mixed winter squashes available to order today. Our free local deliveries of fruit and vegetables are available 7 days a week, whatever the size of your order.

From butternut squash to apples, and everything in between, we deliver fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables to our customers every day. F. Milford and Son’s close relationship with our suppliers means that even if we don’t have a specific produce item in stock, we can usually source it.

Our customers love our free delivery of local fruit and vegetables in Exeter and Devon. They know that, as well as delicious produce, when they order from F. Milford and Sons, they are also getting our knowledge of what is the best seasonal fruit and vegetables to buy at that time, keeping their menus fresh and delicious for their customers.

We are committed to supplying the best quality, West-Country produced fruit and vegetables to our customers, and to ensure that we continue to do so, we regularly review our suppliers and ensure that our supply chains are fully traceable and quality monitored.

To find out more information about the West Country fruit and vegetables that we have available right now, or to put in an order for delivery, contact us on 01392 274 035, or email us at steve@fmilfords.co.uk.