The Sussex Hamper Company is part of Fin and Farm Ltd â€“ an ethical, fresh produce wholesaler and retailer to commercial and home kitchens along the South Coast, started in 2009 by Nick Sandford and Muir Jankowski.
Nick and Muir are passionate about good food and what is possible to be created within one regional county. So, they developed the hampers as a way of finding a channel for the additional luxury food and handmade goods that they have discovered along the way, when looking for fresh farm produce.
Sussex is a very special county â€“ where the geography encompasses the whole gamut of land and seascape which is a perfect territory for diverse agriculture and interesting food production. Not only that, Sussex has hubs of creative and talented craftspeople, who have made these wonderful towns and villages home.
The Sussex hamper company is a family run business which is committed to enriching and taking part in supporting the local rural economy and structure and not to cause disruption or waste.
The management recognises its responsibilities to employees, customers, suppliers and the environment â€“ and to the community within the region. They have set high standards of integrity and ethics.
The Sussex Hamper Company as part of Fin and Farm, is a member of the Living Wage Campaign and all employees are paid a living wage.
Fin and Farm is a virtually zero waste company and this is extended through the hampers, where the aim is to minimise impact on the environment as far as possible with extensive thought given to how products are sourced and takes a responsible approach to use of energy and wastage.
As a company, SHC seeks to support the region as a corporate sponsor of The Sussex Wildlife Trust and hope to extend this work as SHC develops to incorporate more fundraising for them.
All produce for the hampers is sourced responsibly and from local suppliers, so that the carbon footprint can be kept as low as possible. It is essential that suppliers share the same ethical ideology and is key to the fundamental buying philosophy.
SHC supports and promote sustainable agricultural processes and respect for time honoured production techniques over industrial agriculture.
The Sussex Hamper Company commits to continuing to maintain and improve their policy to minimise any impact on our environment. The corporate philosophy is to continue to promote Sussex, the environment and wildlife and take an active role in supporting the rural economy and the wider community.