Midcounties supports Wonky Food Co in its quest to love 'ugly veg'
A family run business that uses ugly veg in its products has secured its first listing with the Midcounties Co-operative.
Published 20 Jun 2018
The Wonky Food Company will be supplying its first range of three relishes to our award winning Bourton on the Water store.
The relishes are made from fruit and vegetables that are deemed too ugly for the shop shelves. The chutneys available are Chilli Tomato, Hot Pepper and Lime and Tangy Onion. John Cavers created the Wonky Food Company when working on a kiwi farm in New Zealand. He was dismayed by the amount of 'wonky' fruit he was told to pull off vines and throw on the floor by farmers, as its unusual shape was thought to prevent it from being profitable. When John returned to the UK, along with his sister Ashley, they started cooking with fruit and vegetables that had passed their best before date or were too misshapen to be sold, but still good to eat. Ashley Cavers, co-founder of the Wonky Food Co, said "We've come a long way since we started wanting to combat food waste and provide a delicious, versatile product for consumers, who are increasingly concened not just with quality but with sustainability of their food".