How we source
If it can be grown, reared, caught or made in Yorkshire it’s in our Yorkshire recipe box. All our meat, poultry, fish, cheese, eggs, dairy, bread and almost all of our condiments are 100% Yorkshire sourced. The availability of fresh fruit and veg grown in Yorkshire depends on the season. We work with our supplier partners to make sure our recipes include as much Yorkshire grown fruit and veg as possible, whatever time of year. If we can’t find it in Yorkshire then we always try to source British produce first.
How we deliver
We love meeting our customers and getting face to face feedback. We deliver in person where we can. If you are not in when we deliver we leave your recipe box somewhere safe on your property or with a neighbour and leave a note to confirm where. We currently hand deliver to areas around Thirsk, Northallerton, Richmond, Leyburn, Ripon, Harrogate, York, Leeds, Holmfirth and Huddersfield. We will email you the weekend before your Yorkshire recipe box is due to confirm delivery arrangements.
We have customers from Inverness to Cornwall and Windermere to Ipswich. Unfortunately we can’t hand deliver that far! so we’ve partnered with DHL to ship our Yorkshire recipe boxes UK wide. We appreciate you may not be in to receive delivery on the day. If you know you will not be at home feel free to provide us with an alternative delivery address such as a nearby neighbour or workplace. We will email you the weekend before your Yorkshire recipe box is due to confirm delivery arrangements. DHL sends you an email once your recipe box is dispatched so you can track the status of your delivery. DHL’s delivery window is 8am – 6pm.
Our packaging – benefit your community and the environment
Almost all of the packaging we use is recyclable, compostable and/or reusable. Recyclable means packaging that otherwise ends up in landfill which is collected, processed and turned into new products. Household recycling centres are fantastic places to recycle and an increasing number of local councils offer kerbside collection schemes. Compostable packaging is made of organic matter that in the right conditions breaks down to become a pile of nutrient-rich soil. Compostable should not be confused with biodegradable packaging which breaks down and decomposes in the environment but takes a very long time to do so. Reusable means the packaging can be used again or repeatedly in its current form. We suggest below a few creative ideas for possible reuse. The twitter hashtag #letsboxclever is used by lots of people to post imaginative ways to reuse packaging and Pinterest is a great source of inspiration.
Your cardboard carton
Recyclable : The cardboard carton is 100% recyclable.
Compostable : Break down into small pieces and add to your compost. Cardboard is a source of carbon providing microorganisms in your compost heap with nutrients and energy.
Reusable : Get organised! Great for keeping together all those hats, gloves, muffles and scarves once spring arrives. Tidy away loose tools in the garage and plant pots kicking around the shed.
Your Woolcool blanket
Recyclable : The plastic liner is 100% recyclable
Compostable : Dig into the soil in your garden. The wool releases valuable nitrates back into the soil as it breaks down.
Reuseable : The wool component is 100% pure wool perfect for hanging baskets, lining pet baskets, pipe lagging and draught excluders. It’s excellent protection for young plants and seedlings against the frost.
Your Vegware portion pots
Compostable : Vegware is made of plants not plastic and is 100% compostable with food waste whether through a local food waste recycling collection service or on your compost heap.
Reusable : Clear the clutter! Tidy up all that loose change, keys, paper clips, buttons and other assorted odds and ends lying around at home.
Your Sorba Freeze refrigerant pads
Reusable : Can be repeatedly used and refrozen. Good for sports injuries (instead of frozen peas!). Perfect for keeping drinks nice and cool at that summer BBQ
Doorstep packaging collection service
We all live in an increasingly waste conscious society and we know finding time to recycle isn’t always easy. If you’re short on time to compost, recycle or reuse our Yorkshire recipe box packaging we can help you. We’re happy to take away your old packaging when we deliver your next box and if you’re going to be out, just leave it on the doorstep. This service is currently only available for our hand delivery customers – we hope to extend it as soon as possible.
How should I store my ingredients?
We recommend that all ingredients requiring chilled storage are put in the fridge as soon as possible upon delivery of your recipe box. Most of our ingredients arrive with storage instructions. As a general guide, everything within the Woolcool insulated liner must be kept in the fridge and all salad leaves, most herbs (basil prefers the cupboard) and most fruit and veg prefer the crispator drawer in the fridge. There are a few exceptions, such as onions, garlic and shallots which like the cupboard. According to our expert grower Nigel from Yorkshire Chillies, tomatoes lose their flavour in the fridge so pop those in the cupboard too!
When should I cook my meals by?
Our recommendation for ultimate freshness and the very best taste results is to cook all three meals in the four days following delivery (the day of delivery being the first day of four). We realise this isn’t always convenient and many of our customers tell us their food lasts much longer than this, especially if you freeze the more perishable ingredients such as chicken and fish on the day of delivery.