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. 

 

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.

19
Jul
2017

West Country Produce Available Today at F. Milford and Sons

Fresh local produce

At F. Milford and Sons we take great pride in our role as a local, family-run wholesaler. As part of this, we are proud to work closely with West Country producers, delivering their goods to our customers every day.

In the South West, we have a lot of fantastic fruit and vegetable growers and dairy product suppliers. We work closely with them to ensure that the products we sell are the best quality and delicious. And whenever possible, we use our vast supply network in the West Country to source our products, as this cuts down on food miles ensuring that our fruit and vegetables reach us as fresh and delicious as when they were picked.

There are many benefits to buying produce that has been grown in the West Country. As well as supporting local businesses and the economy of the South West, buying local also means that you’re eating produce that is in season and at its best.

The rise of the supermarket, with their year-round availability of fruit and vegetables, may have reduced the perception of seasonality, but there has recently been a surge in consumers desire to know where their food is coming from. This has led restaurants to highlight their use of locally sourced foods on their menus, and we’re happy to be able to supply the restaurants and cafes that buy from us with the best West Country produce available.

From small cafes and restaurants, to bigger establishments such as schools and universities, F. Milford and Sons deliver fresh produce to our customers every day, no matter what their size.

We’re proud to be supporting West Country producers and supplying our customers with the best seasonal produce available. If you would like to find out more about the different West Country products that we have available, including fruit, vegetables and, dairy products, then please contact us today on 01392 274 035.

16
Jan
2017

Local and West Country Produce Delivered to the Highest Standards

Milford’s, as a local family fruit and vegetable wholesaler, has adapted a lot during our 120 years of business. With the emergence of major supermarkets and the sharp decline of the traditional high street shop, we have revised our approach and learned how to navigate these new waters; finding alternative businesses to supply with our local and West Country produce.

In the last 20 years, our supply to restaurants, schools, universities, colleges and other public bodies has increased tenfold, which meant that we have had to gain new accreditation to ensure that we are up to date with the relevant food legislation.

To make sure that we were operating to a legal standard, ten years ago we sought advice from Business Link about how to get the right accreditation; we then proceeded to work towards and achieve the ISO 9001 Accreditation, which is an internationally recognised UKAS accredited quality system.

We held this for nine years, then in the last 2 years we have moved over to STS approval in accordance with the Code of Practice and Technical Standard for Food Processors and Suppliers to the Public Sector, which is a more relevant standard to our industry and is recognised throughout the public sector we are serving.

This standard has been developed to cover all activities which may affect food safety, quality and legality of products being manufactured, stored and/or dispatched.

The standard covers food safety quality and legality for food products, which may be:

  • Manufacture of ingredients for further processing
  • Manufacture of finished products
  • Manufacture of part prepared products e.g. cook-chill, souse vide, cook freeze
  • Warehousing of products, ambient, chill and frozen
  • Storage and dispatch of own products
  • Storage and dispatch of product produced by others
  • Wholesale operation

The scope covered by this standard is for all food product commodities that may be purchased, utilised and consumed within public sector operations, for example, hospitals, schools, care homes, local authority premises. This is reviewed and audited annually to make sure we are working to the required standard.

With such measures in place, our customers can rest assured, knowing that we are working to the highest standards and continually ensuring that we have the most relevant accreditation within our industry.