Friday, 5 August 2016

Milk delivery / veg box let down again

Well on Wednesday I had my veg box and milk delivered as usual.  Well I was supposed to.  Those who read daily will know the last 2 deliveries haven't been correct.  This was the 3rd one which was incorrect too!  They delivered only my skimmed milk (Steven drinks it, yuk) but not the semi skimmed and put a note on to say I wasn't getting any this week.  Considering you have to order a week in advance so they can get it in and the fact no one had informed me in advance (they know the day before if they have it) then all I can assume is something happened on the morning of the delivery, making the semi skimmed unavailable.  However I did say that if they mess up for a 3rd time, then I'd move on and I have.  So sorry The Organic Pantry but I've now placed an order with Riverford who use regional farmers and dairies local to myself, which are set to send me a milk and veg box delivery on Wednesday.  They have lots of other items too so fingers crossed they are up to the mark and then I can shift a lot of the order to them instead of the supermarket.


I must say however The Organic Pantry veg boxes are lovely, it was just the milk that was the let down. 


With regards to the milk, I'd go to the dairy to buy it but there isn't an option.  I only want to use someone who is already in the area if we get a delivery as creating more carbon footprints just to get my milk to me doesn't sit well with what I'm about.  So I was pleased to hear the Riverford are in my local area every Wednesday.  I'll keep you posted as to how I get on with them.


In the mean time, it's Friday and that means I have one more week in the office until I break up for my 2 weeks and a day off!  I don't think I have mentioned that yet have I :).  We have a few plans, people visiting, days out, jobs to do at home, walks and adventures along with kids birthday parties, so it'll be lovely to spend the time together and enjoy a more relaxed way of life!

8 comments:

  1. Its disappointing when a company leys you down repeatedly. At you have an alternative to try.

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    1. It is isn't it. We will get there!

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  2. oh what a shame. I have used Riverford in the past and we were very chuffed with them. I don't have them at the moment though as I have a very good veg shop on the corner. xx

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    1. Fingers crossed we can plug the gap with them over the leaner months x

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  3. well the alternative is a couple of goats :-) I think they would settle in to your smallholding just fine :-)

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    1. I like this idea just a little bit too much!

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