Welcome to Veggie Perrin's
DRIED FRUIT - SHELLED NUTS - PULSES - SEEDS - GRAINS - RICE - SPECIALITY FLOURS - HERBS & SPICES - ASIAN SAUCES - PEANUT BUTTER
and much much more…………
QUALITY and VALUE
The Exotic Food and Spice Company is an independent, family run, business packing and supplying speciality foods, often referred to as 'wholefoods', under the Veggie Perrin's label.
For over 15 years we have been building an enviable reputation in the South East bringing you fine quality foods at sensible prices. Everything we sell carries an unconditional quality guarantee.
Veggie Perrin's products are available from most farmshops and many other independent retailers in the Southeast. Please contact us to find the nearest outlet to you. We also have a mail-order service.
ORGANIC and FAIR-TRADE
Quite obviously we would prefer that everything we sold was organically produced, but not all produce is grown organically and some organic products are difficult to source (at any price). But although the price of seeds, pulses, rice and grains have increased, so has the non-organic produce and the premium commanded over the non-organic equivalent is moderate in most cases.
An increasing number of these lines carry a fair-trade tag, which assures you that the producer has not been exploited and has been paid a reasonable price for his efforts. This is one small way in which we can help reduce third world poverty.
In all aspects of the business we consider the effect our actions might have on the environment. For example we re-cycle and re-use packaging materials. Veggie Perrin's products are packed in simple clear bags which allow you to see exactly what you are buying. There is no double packaging (NO bags in boxes for example). There is no unnecessary printing and the labelling (which is required by Law) is clear and informative.
Where we can we source produce from the UK, but by its very nature, much cannot be grown in this country. Much of it is dried at source, where there is an abundance of natural energy from the sun. Nuts are shelled at source. So we don't have to ship water and waste. Once dried and packed, the shelf life is extended so they can be shipped by container, which is far less damaging to the environment than shipping by air.
We try never to lose sight of the fact, that however much we complain about our lot, we are extremely fortunate compared to many parts of the world. We are also well aware that handing over cash to the large charitable organisations is not always the best way to get help to the people that need it most. Very often what is needed is a lot of help backed with a little money, so we prefer, in our small way, to help individuals directly in the field. Some examples are included in our charities page. So every time you enjoy your Veggie Perrin's product you may be helping someone less fortunate than yourself.
For more details please contact us