The Cornish Food Box Company

by Lucy Jones in 

Fresh free-range food you can trust from Cornish farmers, fishermen and food producers delivered straight to your door.

by Lucy Jones in

We did it
On 12th August 2016 we successfully raised £28,940 with 147 supporters in 95 days

The multi-award winning Cornish Food Box Company is revolutionising Cornwall one plate of food at a time. We believe that real food comes from real people working on real farms. You should be able to trust the food that fuels you and your family. It's this belief that has driven us grow our business and now we need your help.

"If you want to change the world - change the food on your plate"

We've done the hard work and made it incredibly easy to buy food from Cornish producers through our online home delivery service, central Truro shop and cafe.  Customers order the food they want, and we deliver it to their door.

It's really that simple - easy to order, ethical food that tastes delicious, supports food producers, the environment, and the Cornish economy. Food that works for us all - food how it should be.

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So what does this actually mean?

Tasty local food that is fairly priced and delivered to your door instead of the supermarket shop.  

Buying your food shopping from us genuinely makes a difference.  All our meat, eggs and dairy come from free-range farms with fantastic welfare standards.  Our fish is caught by small boats using sustainable catch methods and landed in local harbours.  We work closely with our producers and make sure they get paid a fair price for all their hard work.   

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What's different about us?

You can trust us with the food you feed your family.  We care about the food we sell, the producers who make it, and the difference it makes to the county we are from and love.

Our producers get to keep most of the retail price you pay.  Instead of the third the supermarkets typically give to their suppliers, our producers get on average two-thirds of everything you spend with us.  We think this is only fair.

The food we sell is harvested and freshly prepped for your order.  That means almost no food waste so we can keep prices competitive and fair to you - the customer.  It's a virtuous circle - everyone's happy! And we truly believe food should be about happiness, enjoyment, and community.

We are unique. We are the only food delivery company in the UK that ONLY sells food from a specific geographical area.  This way you know exactly where your food has come from.

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Who are we?

The business was started by sisters Tor and Lucy in December 2010.  We come from a local farming family in the Wild West of Cornwall and want to help develop a strong and sustainable future for the Cornish economy. 

Over the past 5 and half years our business has grown hugely to become an important outlet for many small local food producers.  We now employ 10 people at our Truro shop, cafe and distribution centre, and deliver food from more than 150 Cornish producers to hundreds of homes each week.

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 What's next?

Obviously we want to take over the world...but more realistically this year we want 1% of households in Cornwall buying their food shopping from us and to further expand the range of food we sell.  On an average spend of £30 this will mean £4 million annually for the Cornish economy.  To continue to grow and do this we need your support.

We are looking to raise £20,000 through our Crowdfunder and Voom 2016 campaign.

With this we will:

 + Install a production kitchen so we can make a range of foods using local produce for our cafe and for sale instore & online for home delivery.

 + Re-fit our shop with chilled food counters so we can more effectively sell fresh and 'ready to go' foods.

 + Extend our home delivery service so we can deliver to more places on more days of the week making it even more convenient to shop with us.

How can you help?

Pledge your support by buying a reward and voting for us.

Go online and order your shopping from our website www.thecornishfoodboxcompany.co.uk

And in return?

Firstly our heartfelt thanks...we are two sisters who had a great idea and through sheer hard work have grown the business to where it is today.  To take it even further and to really make a difference we need your support.

We have a great list of rewards for you to buy.  Some of them are for treating yourself, others are great ways to get your hands on our tasty food, and a few are completely unique experiences provided by our producers.

Go on have a look, pledge a little or a lot.  Every little helps as they say!

With love from Kernow,

Lucy, Tor and the whole Cornish Food Box Team.

Our Awards:

Cornwall Life - Best Food Retailer 2015

Great Cornish Food Awards - Best Food Retailer 2015

Food Magazine - Best Food Retailer 2014

Choose Cornish Awards - Best Retailer 2014

 Choose Cornish Awards - Champion of Champions 2014

BBC Food and Farming Awards - Top Ten Best Food Retailer 2012

Newspaper Society - Local Business Accelerator Award 2012

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£1 or more

£1 Reward

PLEDGE US A POUND for your chance to win a hamper of Cornish Food worth £100 delivered to anywhere in the UK (exc. highlands & Islands). Just pledge a pound and like & share for one entry in to our raffle. Thanks and good luck!

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Cornish Food Box Shopping Bag, Thank you card from us, and 1 entry in to our raffle to win a £100 Cornish Food Hamper. Please like and share with your friends too!

£20 or more

£20 Reward

No Cake for Kate (this is one for all you who know Kate). We sell the most amazing cakes in our Caff & Kate it a bit partial to them. She has promised to not eat any cake for a month if you pledge for her.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

Cake & Drink for Two at The Caff. Enjoy some of our delicious handmade cake with Origin Coffee or Tregothnan Tea at our central Truro cafe.

£25 or more

4 of 5 claimed

£25 Reward

RUSTIC CAKES - a large Rustic Cake from Suzy Lowe (approx. 10 slices), flavour of your choice to be collected from our Truro shop. Visit rusticcakes.uk for more info

£25 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£25 Reward

CARROT CAKE - Delicious handmade carrot cake delivered to your door! This is a large 12" cake so great for a party. Delivery available anywhere in our Cornwall delivery area or to collect from our shop.

£28 or more

£28 Reward

PRO GOLF LESSON - Improve your game with a one on one 40 minute coaching session with PGA Professional Alister Tawse at Lanhydrock Golf Course.

£30 or more

£30 Reward

Cornish Cream Tea Hamper - enjoy a slice of Cornwall delivered to your door anywhere in the UK (exc. highlands and islands)

£30 or more

£30 Reward

10 Ann's Pasties. Delicious traditional handmade pasties from Ann's on The Lizard. Choose from Steak, cheese, or veg. For collection from our Truro shop (either as a single collection, or as and when you want one - it's up to you!) Delivery available anywhere in mainland UK (exc. highlands & islands) but subject to a delivery charge.

£35 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£35 Reward

PLEDGED FOR ALREADY Breakfast for two at Fifteen Cornwall

£40 or more

5 of 20 claimed

£40 Reward

Cornish Cheese Selection including Kennall Vale Cheeses, biscuits and chutney. Can be collected at our Truro shop or for delivery anywhere in mainland UK (exc. highlands & Islands).

£45 or more

£45 Reward

TRY US OUT Our family food box is a great way to sample what we sell. You get seasonal vegetables, local free-range meat and fish, milk, cheese, eggs, and a loaf of bread all delivered to your door. PLUS one entry in to our raffle for a £100 hamper of Cornish Food & Drink with UK delivery included (exc. highlands & Islands) Delivery outside of Cornwall please add £9.50 to your pledge. Please go to our website for more info www.thecornishfoodboxcompany.co.uk

£50 or more

8 of 30 claimed

£50 Reward

Two tickets to an Argentine Feast. Come and join us for an afternoon by the fire pit where we will be cooking up a feast inspired by the best of Argentina with Sizzle Grills. September 2016 (date tbc weather depending)

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£50 Reward

DAIRY TOUR & CREAM TEA WITH TREWITHEN - Get an insider view of the dairy industry with a tour around Trewithen Dairy, visit to a local dairy farm, and enjoy a delicious cream tea for four.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

10% discount card for use on all purchases made in our Truro shop and cafe. Valid for 2 months.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Afternoon Tea for Four at The Caff - delicious handmade sandwiches, cakes, tea & coffee.

£70 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£70 Reward

PLEDGED FOR ALREADY 2 tickets to the Midsummer Feast Night at Nancarrow Farm on the 22nd June (this is a sold out event so tickets are not available anywhere else!)

£70 or more

3 of 50 claimed

£70 Reward

Producer Supper - 2 tickets. A fabulous evening of feasting with the very best of Cornish food & drink. Held at our historic building on the lovely Walsingham Place in the heart of Truro. Three dates available Autumn 2016 each with different food themes combined with fresh Cornish produce.

£100 or more

2 of 1 claimed

£100 Reward

PRIVATE CHEF DISHES DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR - This reward is for £100 of freshly prepared dishes delivered to you from Pencoose Pantry (who supply our amazing Christmas Puddings each year). William Marsden is a well regarded local chef who regularly caters for private parties. For more information on the delicious dishes you could have delivered to you please visit www.pencoosepantry.co.uk/menus Delivery is only available within 25 miles of Truro (or for collection from our Truro shop) and must the whole value must be used as a single purchase.

£100 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£100 Reward

PLEDGED FOR ALREADY: SHEPHERD HUT STAY & ORGANIC GARDENING Stay in a shepherds hut at the beautiful Cotna Eco-retreat on the Roseland Peninsula. Enjoy a nights accommodation for two with an introduction to non-dig organic gardening in the Cotna garden. For more info please visit cotna.co.uk

£100 or more

£100 Reward

Best of Cornwall Hamper. Packed full of delicious Cornish goodies and delivered any where in the UK (exc. highlands & islands)

£250 or more

£250 Reward

SUPPORT CORPORATE PACKAGE - Help get the Cornish Food Box to the next level. You will get your logo on our supporters wall on our website and in our shop, and a massive thank you for us.

£500 or more

£500 Reward

INSPIRE CORPORATE PACKAGE - Your business logo on the supporters wall on our website and in our shop, a social media shout out to say thanks, and an invitation for four to our Supporters BBQ

£700 or more

2 of 1 claimed

£700 Reward

HOG ROAST AT YOUR EVENT - Have a Primrose Herd Hog Roast at your next big event. Pledge for this reward and get a whole free-range Cornish hog ready to go in the hog roaster delivered to any address in Cornwall on a date of your choosing.

£1,000 or more

£1,000 Reward

TRANSFORM CORPORATE PACKAGE - Your business logo on our vans, supporters wall on our website and in our shop, a social media shout out to say thanks, and invitation for six to our Supporters BBQ

£20,000 or more

£20,000 Reward

BUSINESS CHANGING PACKAGE - help transform our business and the Cornish food & drink industry. We want Cornish food & drink producers to be able to reach customers across the UK. We make this possible through providing the sales and distribution service they need. With your support we can sell and deliver Cornish food & drink to consumers all over the UK.

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