Lydeard Farm Shop in Bishops Lydeard is launching their Zero Waste Shopping section this week. They will be stocking a wide range of essentials that people can shop using their own containers in a bid to reduce food packaging.
Sarah Summers, who has owned the Farm Shop for 18 months now, is committed to being a responsible business and doing all that she can to help tackle wastage. She has also recently signed up to be part of the Too Good To Go App which sells of fresh food produce that can’t be displayed anymore, at a fraction of its price so it doesn’t end up in landfill.
The Zero Waste Shopping is eagerly awaited by the Farm Shop customers, and should become a real hub for Somerset for those wishing to make responsible shopping choices. The convenience of being able to park right outside the shop comes with its merits too, as bringing your own containers isn’t always easy to manage!
The Shop will be starting out with approx. 32 loose food items including oats, nuts, seeds, pasta, rice and depending on demand for, and support from customers, the shop will look to expand the product range to include washing up liquid, detergent, shampoo etc too.
Sarah has told Tone News:
We are obviously hoping to spread the word and gain support for this brilliant new service.
We know there are lots of customers who are excited for this and are keen to support, but we are also aware that some people might not place packaging as an important decision process when decided their shopping choices, over and above convenience and price.
We will be doing a price comparison report soon too. This will detail the price difference of the products in the Zero Waste section vs buying from the Supermarket.
This will highlight that shopping responsibly doesn’t always have to mean more £ and hopefully will encourage others to strive to reduce their food packaging.
For more details and information, visit the Lydeard Farm Shop website.