We started the Cornish Food Box Company in December 2010 with the very simple aim of making it as easy as possible for people to buy Cornish food and drink. You choose what you want to order, we pack and deliver it to your door or you can visit our shop – it really is that simple – we even include recipe cards and cooking instructions!
The decision to ONLY sell food that has been grown, reared, caught or made here in Cornwall is one we’ve stuck by, despite it being difficult sometimes. Today we work with more than 100 local producers and farmers, and sell everything from veg, meat and fish to champagne, curry sauces and breakfast cereals. We like to think of ourselves as a Cornish supermarket – somewhere you can order your weekly food shopping, without the high prices of some farm shops. We know we’re never going to be able to compete with the supermarkets on their ‘Basics’ ranges but if you’re looking for quality, fresh, free-range products that come from Cornish farms then we can’t be beaten.
Three years ago the business was started in a tiny shop on the outskirts of Truro city centre. We had one person sign up for a food box delivery in our first week (she still has a weekly box to this day!) and we’ve grown the business from there through sheer hard work, great staff, wonderful customers and brilliant produce. Three years on and 10 employees later, we have a handful of awards under our belt, hundreds of happy customers and a beautiful new shop and distribution centre in one of Truro’s most historic buildings. We’re incredibly proud of what we’ve achieved so far but there’s plenty more to come so watch this space!
Love Tor & Lucy x