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FREE CHOCOLATE and reduce your carbon footprint!

By Heather 11 years ago

What a WINNER!The Wiggly Footprint and you...This is going to sound like a right sales pitch, but no matter... Sometimes things have to be said...If you would like to lower your carbon footprint and indeed Wiggly Wigglers footprint, there is a key thing to attempt, and that is raising your order value. Truly!
We have a consignment rate with Business Post which is good, - and makes sense, as we can send several packages to the same address for the same cost (which as you will guess is much more than the £3.75 we charge you dear customer). More boxes to one address is just the jolly job as obviously they will go on the same lorry and use less fuel and energy than if lots of parcels are sent seperately.The average order placed is around £40. If that went up by a few pounds we would lower our transport costs and therefore our energy inputs quite considerably, and indeed by having less parcels of higher value so dear heart would you!

By the way if this is not possible in credit crunch times you are already doing a pretty good job already compared to ordering from many companies as most of our products are UK produced and many more of our products are grown, bagged and mixed right here on the farm then delivered direct to you.
If this all sounds too much like a sales pitch I would add that until 20th March there is a corking reward for every order over £50 - you can claim some free Divine chocolate - YUM!

And in case anyone gets the wrong idea - we are VERY grateful for all orders, small, medium or enormous!
Wiggle On All!

A Wiggly World Fix!

By Heather 13 years ago

Landscape Juice
has a great post on worms with lots of useful links - including me - Thank you Philip Voice for a great idea on how to change our carbon footprint - using worms.
He says
"Americans throw away about 96 billion pounds of food waste each year, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Food items are the single-largest component of the waste stream by weight in the United States, and residents spend about $1 billion annually to dispose of scraps and leftovers."
I think its a great idea to use worms and Bokashi to change all this, but the first thing we need to look at is the food that we throw away. Currently we throw away 50% of the food that we buy! Not only that but when you consider that on average we are overeating by 10-30%, we could make a drastic difference to our local economies if we invest the money that we are currently wasting on locally produced quality food.
Oo, and we would bring smiles to all those dejected farmers too!