Farmstead supply chain

When it comes to the journey of our fresh, wholesale meat range, we’ve ensured that our supply chain is sustainable and that quality is at the heart of every step, whether it’s sourcing the animals from trusted farms, our replenishment team placing orders or picking products to fulfill customer orders. The illustration below shows the journey Farmstead products take, from the farms, right through to kitchens around the country and ultimately, customer plates.

Chilled delivery process

This is an illustration of how our fresh meat travels from farm to fork, via processors, through our supply chain and arriving at the back door of kitchens around the country.

  • Animals sourced from trusted farms

  • Professional butchers cut the meat into primals

  • When required primals are removed from chilled storage for a maximum of 1 hour to be butchered and packed

  • Orders are placed by the Bidfood replenishment team

  • Products are then delivered into Bidfood depots across the country

  • Products are stored between 2-5°c

  • Customer orders are received, product is picked and loaded onto a Bidfood refrigerated vehicle

  • Orders are delivered ready for chefs to add their magic

Order process

We have an extensive range of fresh meat products available with a dedicated team and stocking network system in place to ensure orders of key product lines are readily available, arrive on time and in good order. For all essential, everyday lines such as fresh chicken, bacon, beef, lamb, pork, steaks, most sausages and burgers, we operate on a next day delivery service, providing orders are placed with us before 1pm.

For a number of added value product lines, such as speciality seasonal products or where stuffing/mixing with other ingredients is required, we operate a delivery service on the 3rd or 4th day after the order has been placed. This is because these lines are made up fresh to order and will arrive with the maximum amount of shelf-life. Customers will be notified of this when orders are being placed.

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