In January 2020, someone knocked on my door advising us of a new local milk delivery service that will be starting in the area and asked whether it’s something we would be interested in.
It was something I had thought about for a while but never got round to setting up. The plastic cartons were a real bug bear for me.
I wish I had remembered the name of the gentleman who turned up on my doorstep because his passion and enthusiasm for his product was so infectious, we signed up on the spot. Something I NEVER do.
How has it been going?
Since January, we’ve been Plurenden Manor Farm customers and every milk delivery have been on time and correct. Having milk delivered direct to my doorstep is so convenient; they’re delivered in glass bottles and the old glass milk bottles are taken away, cleaned and reused. Just like the old days.
I’m really glad we signed up when we did because two months later, the UK were placed in lockdown due to the coronavirus so I’d imagine demand would have gone through the roof.
They don’t just do milk either, they have a range of products they sell; groceries, eggs, preserves, bread and even milk alternatives.
You are provided with your own account details where you can update your deliveries or let them know you’re going to be away. It really is simple, stress-free and I pay my invoices via Paypal, easy peasy!
Support local businesses
I’ve noticed that businesses similar to Plurenden Manor Farm have been popping up in other parts of the country and, as a small business owner myself, I’m all for supporting small businesses. I love that I can access this service in my area and I’m sure, before long, you may be able to do so in your local area through a local farm.
Another great way to support local businesses is by eating seasonal food.
I’m not sure why milk deliveries disappeared for a decade or so but I’m really glad milk deliveries are back and I hope they are here to stay.
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