Our Values

More Than Just Words

F. Milford and Sons are a local family business and to us, that’s more than just words. We have been working in Exeter and the South West for over 100 years; building up our supply network of local farmers so that we can provide you with the freshest, best-quality fruit and vegetables.

Customers first (always):

It’s not just a business, it’s personal: there are no middle men, we deal with each and every customer personally and are on hand to answer any questions that they may have. This means always being available to answer our customers questions.

A Community Business:

F. Milford and Sons support local charities and events as we really value our local community and our place in it. Examples of our support include:

– Supplying the Force charity bike ride with bananas to give to the people who participate
– Sponsoring Exeter Hospice’s Golf Day and the Great West Run
– Even our office soap is bought from Action for the Blind Exeter which is a charity that supports local blind and partially sighted people
– We also buy our stationary and sundries from local companies trying to support local businesses like ourselves where ever possible.

Respect for the Environment:

F. Milford and Sons doesn’t send any leftover fruit and vegetables to landfill, instead it’s donated to a local farmer to feed his pigs.

We also lower our carbon emissions and reduce the amount of time we and our suppliers spend on the road by combining several trips into one; if we are out making a delivery and we are passing by one of our suppliers then we will drop in on them to pick up any fruit and vegetables that they have ready for us.

Re-use, Re-home, Re-cycle:

We reuse as many of our produce boxes that we can, and the ones which we don’t use we donate to other local people and businesses which can make use of them.

Low food miles:

By using local farmers and suppliers then we are also lowering our food miles; our produce does not have to travel great distances to reach us and this also means that it reaches us in perfect condition.