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. 

 

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.

22
Jun
2017

Summer fruit is in season at F.Milford and Sons

Fresh Strawberries

With summer arriving, there are lots of different fresh fruit and vegetables that are coming into season. F. Milford’s has a great selection of fresh fruit and vegetables available to order today, and delivered to businesses in and around Exeter, 7 days a week.

Two fruits which are especially popular during the summer months are strawberries and raspberries.

At Milford’s, we source our fresh strawberries and raspberries from three fruit farms in the South West; Nynehead Farm in Somerset, Ball’s Farm near Exeter and Thornes Farm which is in Crediton, 7 miles outside of Exeter.

Milford’s proximity to our South West fruit suppliers means that our strawberries and raspberries are delivered to you as fresh and tasty as possible; going from the field to being delivered to your business within 24 hours. Almost as if you had picked them yourself!

Here are 10 interesting facts about strawberries and raspberries that you may not know:

  1. Strawberries are not technically a fruit as their seeds are on the outside.
  2. In the late 1950’s Scottish raspberries were transported from Scotland to London on a steam train known as the ‘Raspberry Special’.
  3. The average strawberry has 200 seeds per fruit.
  4. There are over 200 species of raspberries.
  5. The vibrant red colour of strawberries comes from the large amounts of anthrocyanidin in the fruit.
  6. Raspberries can come in many different colours such as; red, purple, gold and black.
  7. Strawberries are full of powerful antioxidants, which can help prevent illnesses.
  8. Gold raspberries are the sweetest variety.
  9. Strawberries are thought to protect against inflammation.
  10. Raspberries were first cultivated in England and France in the 1600’s.

Bonus fact: It won’t come as a surprise to learn that both strawberries and raspberries are filled with essential vitamins and nutrients that are vital for a healthy lifestyle, but did you know that they are both part of the rose family?

We are excited for the summer months to arrive, and delivering delicious strawberries and raspberries to our customers. If you would like to talk to us about the availability of our fresh fruit and vegetables, and put an order in with us, then contact us today on 01392 274 035.