This is a new concept for a lot of people, so let’s do some myth-busting!
Firstly, how do you ensure food hygiene?
It’s important to get away from that old weigh house mentality where people used to just put their hands into bags and produce would sit at the bottom of a sack for too long. I’ve invested a lot in state-of-the-art equipment which is completely air-tight, ensures that the food circulates and ensures that the customers don’t touch the food at all. Everything is regulated by the Food Standards Agency too.
What about the cost? Is it cheaper to shop this way?
That’s a good question. For items like herbs and spices, it’s instantly cheaper because I can buy in bulk and pass that saving on to my customers. However, some people have commented that items like our reusable food wraps are expensive, for example the beeswax wraps are £20.00. But the quality is really high and they will be reusable for years – it’s changing your mindset that items are an investment and you only need to buy them once. When you consider cost per use, it will be more cost-effective than all of the rolls of tin foil and clingfilm that you would otherwise buy in that time.
And quality? Is there any compromise there?
Absolutely not. I refer to our products as ‘beautifully sustainable’. I’ve spent a lot of time building relationships with UK-based, family-run companies who supply me with gorgeous products.