MNR Journal April 2016 29/04/2016, In the press
The Midsomer Norton, Radstock & District Journal covered the partnering of Fresh Range and local schools in this article.
"The Council runs a very successful catering service supplying meals to primary schools, as well as some local nurseries. In the past, a traditional procurement approach has been taken with one supplier appointed for each food category. But, having discussed this with local food suppliers, the Council is putting in place a new system that will allow more small producers to supply local fresh produce.
The key benefits of the new approach will be:
- Local, healthy food for local primary school children (with the potential to roll out to academies too)
- Increased options for seasonal produce on the menu
- Greater opportunities for local producers and suppliers to supply schools; resulting in a wider choice of suppliers
- Consolidation of orders and one delivery drop; meaning a reduction in carbon emissions.
Rich Osborn, founder and director of Fresh-Range, said: “Working with us means that school cooks will be able to order produce from dozens of local producers and suppliers with just one delivery straight to the school kitchen when they need it. This makes fresher locally-sourced produce on the plates for children a routine reality.”"