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Parsnips & Pears

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25% off your first veg box (any size). To claim the offer, please mention that you’re a Great Food Club member (have your membership card number to hand) when ordering your boxes on 0115 822 8622 (office hours are Monday to Friday, 9am5pm) or email

Parsnips & Pears is winner of the 2015 Online Business of the Year in the Farm shop & Deli National Awards.

It is a veg box and farm produce delivery company located on a family farm in the heart of the Vale of Belvoir. Delivering to much of the Midlands, Yorkshire and edging towards London, Parsnips & Pears also offers a range of local produce in its boxes, including a full provenance butchery counter, free range eggs, breads, cheeses, jams, pastries, pies and cakes.

Founder Sara Barlow launched the business in 2009 from a desire to deliver extremely fresh, good quality vegetables grown on local farms straight to the doors of food lovers, affordably and conveniently. Sara wanted to cut out the supermarkets, having become frustrated with the pressure they were putting on growers and the fact they throw vegetables away because they are the ‘wrong’ colour, shape and size.

“We grow most of our vegetables on the fertile farm land of Lincolnshire,” says Sara. “We can often beat supermarkets on price and certainly beat them on freshness. The big difference with our produce is that we can often harvest today and deliver tomorrow.”

Sara is passionate about farming. She grew up in a farming family in Nottinghamshire and took an agricultural course at Brackenhurst College before travelling extensively and then returning to her roots. Some of her company’s supplier relationships go back to her days in the Young Farmers’!

Parsnips & Pears’ box contents change weekly, based on which vegetables and fruits are most fresh and in season.

Useful info
Colston Hills Farm, Hose Lane, Colston Bassett, Notts, NG12 3FL
0115 8228622

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