All our main ingredients – meat, vegetables and fruit are sourced locally, and additional ingredients are bought from local producers and suppliers wherever possible. Seasonality is the guiding principle behind what we offer in terms of soups and preserves. Delivery is by bike, and all our packaging is compostable.
Why is it subscription-only sales?
Subscriptions mean that as a small, locally-based business we can plan well in advance for orders, buying the right amount of stock, minimising waste and planning efficiently for delivery.
Why can’t I choose each item for delivery? What if I don’t like the bread/soup/preserve?
When you buy a subscription, we’ll email you to find out about anything you don’t like, to find out if you are vegetarian, and to check any other dietary issues.
The idea behind the kitchen is to share a world of great bread, soups and preserves so that, over a month or more, you get to enjoy an exciting range of food. You get quality guaranteed, but also an element of surprise and discovery. But if there’s something delivered that you really don’t like, let us know and we’ll offer a replacement item.
How do I know if I’m in the Country Mile?
Can I collect from you?
We’re sorry but we don’t offer this service. We only offer a delivery service to subscribers who live or work in the Country Mile.
I’m not sure I can always be in for delivery. Can you leave the order in a porch etc?
If you have a porch or waterproof box you are happy for me to leave an order in, that’s fine for bread-only subscriptions. The bread is always wrapped in greaseproof paper and a brown outer bag. However, we cannot offer this for soups as they need to be kept chilled after delivery.
When will my subscription start?
We currently have a waiting list, so there will be a short wait to begin deliveries as we find a suitable slot for everyone. I suggest you email me firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to go on the waiting list. Each month’s subscription is for 4 weekly deliveries. Your card will be charged as soon as you place an order.
What if I’m away on holiday or need to miss a delivery during the subscription period?
That’s no problem. Simply let us know in advance (by noon on the Wednesday before the delivery/ies you will miss) and we’ll amend your subscription. There will be 4-6 weeks across the year when the kitchen is closed for holidays, too, and we’ll advise these dates well in advance.
Are you inspected by the council for food hygiene standards?
Yes, like any restaurant or food outlet. The Country Mile Kitchen is awaiting a food hygiene inspection, and I have level 2 in food hygiene and safety.
Is it possible to buy gift vouchers for subscriptions?
Not currently. We are trying to work through our waiting list for new subscribers so, to be fair to everyone, we’ve suspended sales of gift vouchers for subscriptions for the time being.
How eco-friendly is the business?
Our main ingredients (flour, vegetables, fruit) are sourced locally, and additional ingredients are bought from local producers and suppliers wherever possible. Seasonality is the guiding principle behind what we offer in terms of soups and preserves. Delivery is by bike, and we
to us for composting when we deliver your next order, or place into your grey food waste caddy (in the green bags you put food scraps in) for council collection. All food waste from the kitchen is composted, and our subscription model of ordering is designed to minimise waste.
Fabulous freshly baked products and a lovely friendly business owner. Look forward to more deliveries in the future!
The class was great fun, and I was so proud of what I made! The food had the wow factor when I shared it with my friends in work the next day!
To check if your address is within the Country Mile, to see if we can deliver to you, please e mail us with your enquiry. If you would like to know more about booking on to one of our classes, feel free to get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.