Eco-shopping at Southbourne Farm Shop
Updated: Oct 12
Here at Southbourne Farm Shop we are always looking at ways in which we can improve our eco-credentials, and many of our customers are also keen to do the same. With that in mind, here are a few suggestions on what you can do when shopping with us, to help reduce packaging waste.
Most of our fruit and vegetables are sold loose, with brown paper bags available for use. These paper bags are very strong, and they should be capable of being re-used many times, before being thrown into the recycling.
Many of our customers already bring their own carrier bags. We have strong natural fibre Farm Shop canvas bags available for sale, and we are also able to offer strong cardboard boxes for your shopping. If you would like a cardboard box, please ask at the till.
Our milk refill station offers fresh local non-homogenised pasteurised milk in one litre refillable glass bottles. If you haven't already tried it, please do give it a go. This service has significantly decreased the amount of milk in plastic containers that we sell.
Our hugely popular range of Field Fare loose frozen produce can be purchased in your own re-usable containers. Simply take your container (takeaway box, tupperware etc) to the till before filling it up, and we can weigh it before you fill it. When paying for your goods, we can then deduct the cost of the container's weight from the total.
Johnsons Fishmongers - who are with us on Tuesdays and Fridays - are happy to place your fish in your own re-usable containers, rather than using a plastic bag.
Our own artisan bread is sold without a plastic bag. Paper bags are available, or of course you are welcome to use your own.
Please return any empty egg boxes that you have, as we can re-use them.