Local food businesses have sold more products through Shropshire Festivals’ hamper company than they normally do at their festivals.

Amid the 2020 pandemic, Shropshire Festivals diversified in to hampers. The Shropshire Hamper Company sources products from local food and drink companies that have been unable to exhibit at their festivals this year.

Producers including Heather’s Harvest and Patchwork Pâté have reported selling more products to the local hamper company since it launched in September, compared to how much they sell at events such as the Shrewsbury Food Festival, organised by Shropshire Festivals.

Founder of the Shropshire Hamper Company and Shropshire Festivals, Beth Heath, says that sales of hampers have been far higher than she anticipated, indicating that the people of Shropshire are keen to get behind our local, independent food and drink businesses.

She said, “The response to our hampers has been absolutely amazing! They have been flying off the shelves, which has meant we have been buying in produce from local businesses in much higher volumes than we originally planned to. I’m sure that has been very welcome to our local suppliers during such a challenging time.

“In particular orders for corporate hampers have proved very popular. Businesses have loved choosing bespoke options with personalised packaging. A word of warning – the last chance to place an order for corporate hampers will be Wednesday 2nd December to guarantee delivery before Christmas.”

Visit shropshirehamper.co.uk to view the full range.