Thursday 22nd March 2018
If you haven’t heard of our Left-Yeovers before now, you’ve missed some delicious recipes! We’ve teamed up with our friends at FareShare and Tesco for this great initiative.
We hate to see good food go to waste so are always looking for ways to reduce it as much as possible. Back in 2015 we created our very first Left-Yeovers as a way to use up some left-over figs and some other bits and bobs that we had in the freezer. We mixed them with some juicy strawberries and our whole milk yogurt to make Strawberry & Fig. Since then, we’ve had 6 versions of the Left-Yeovers recipe, from Plum & Custard to Banoffee, each time blending lonely, left-over fruit with our creamy whole milk yogurt!
It was on our fourth recipe that we branched out into working with another farmer. Adam Wakeley supplies Tesco with his organic apples and he sent us the apples that weren’t suitable for the supermarket shelf – we don’t mind a bit of wonky fruit! We loved Adam’s apples, fresh and fabulous and we blended them with a sweet custard twist!
Left-Yeovers isn’t only about using up our left over fruit, we also donate 10p for every pot sold to FareShare. We fully support their fantastic work, saving perfectly good surplus food that is destined for waste and giving it to charities and community projects. We’ve raised £42,000 through our Left-Yeover limited edition lines, which are available exclusively in Tesco. This means that since October 2015, we have helped FareShare serve 168,000 meals to people in need all over the UK, all by making good use of our left over fruit.