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History

Ribble Farm Fare, based in Longridge, Lancashire, is a family run business specialising in fruit and vegetables. Roger and Richard Coulston successfully run the business, along with their fully committed management team and 90 strong workforce.

Roger is in charge of the day-to-day running of the business, which includes dealing with existing and new clients. Richard runs the night shift and deals with the logistics of the business.

Roger and Richard’s father David Coulston, selling fruit and vegetables door-to-door, founded the business in 1964.

We pride ourselves in working with a customer's individual needs, should it be bespoke products, invoicing or delivery times. Our hands-on, flexible approach, has played a large part in our success today. Over the past three years our employment level has increased by 50%, employing primarily local people.

Ethos

Over the years we have built up a reputation of offering a service which is second to none whilst providing all of our customers with excellent quality produce at competitive prices. Wherever possible we endeavour to buy locally grown produce, from Lancashire and the surrounding areas, enabling us to support British farmers.

Ribble Farm Fare staff

Our service to you

At Ribble Farm Fare we believe customer service is as important as the quality and freshness of our produce. We offer a friendly and reliable service to supply all your daily requirements.

Our experienced and friendly sales team are always on hand to help with any queries and to make the ordering of your produce easier. Orders are also received via fax and out of hours by an answering machine – giving a 24-hour ordering service. All orders are important to us - no order is too big or too small.

We have a stringent quality control procedure, guaranteeing that all produce that leaves our premises is of the highest quality. Our team of friendly and experienced drivers provide a fast and efficient delivery service. We aim to deliver at a time that best suits your business.

Our producers

The majority of our products are sourced locally: potatoes, brasicas and all root vegetables are grown on farms covering the Lancashire and Cheshire areas. Milk and local cheeses are produced from cows grazing the fields and fells around the Longridge area. Eggs are supplied either Lion stamped or free range and are produced from locally farmed chickens. All yoghurts are manufactured from local farms surrounding our business. Like every fruit and vegetable business when the weather doesn’t permit us to buy locally we source produce a little further afield.

Our customers

At Ribble Farm Fare we supply fruit, vegetables and all our other range of produce to a wide variety of customers: schools, universities, hotels, restaurants, a selection of football clubs and other sporting venues.

We also work alongside a number of food service companies and are registered TUCO (The University Caterers Organisation Ltd) and as an NHS supplier.

Our staff

Our team at Ribble Farm Fare are like a family, and always ready to help you. Below are the main contacts:

  • Director – Roger Coulston
  • Director – Richard Coulston
  • General Manager – Marina Goodman
  • Sales Manager – Patricia Kelly
  • Accounts Manager - Janet Haywood
  • Credit Controller – Nicola Bennett
  • Purchase Ledger - Anna Pietrzak
  • Office Manager - Gillian Paulose
  • Ordering Team – Jenny, Shirley, Michelle, Ola, Cath, Catherine, Lisa and Paulina.
  • Marketing – Sarah Gibson
  • Quality Assurance – Ian Douthwaite
  • Stock Controller – Tony Morgan / Alan Margerison
  • Picking Supervisor - Dominik Paruzel
  • Preparation Manager – Andrew Nash
  • Night Manager - Adrian Moon
  • Night Preparation Supervisor – Jaroslaw Ciosk
  • Vehicle Maintenance – Eric Thompson
  • Transport - Bill Mallinson

Testimonials

I have had a trading relationship with Ribble Farm Fare for over ten years now since my commencement as Head of Catering at Burnley Football Club in 2001.

For a company to supply us for this length of time shows that the quality, price and service have always been consistently good.

The product range and quality offered by Ribble Farm has always been first class, as has the relationship with Sales Manager Pat and Proprietor Roger.

Our driver is always friendly and efficient; any quality issues that arise are sorted speedily with no fuss. We have worked closely with Ribble Farm on product development, keeping our menus innovative and forward thinking.

The weekly updates and newsletters are also well received, giving a timely reminder of which seasonal products are available.

I would have no hesitation recommending Ribble Farm Fare to any prospective catering outlet. They are a great local company where the customer definitely comes first.

Chris Gibson

Head of Catering

Burnley Football Club

For many years now Westmorland Limited has been a customer of Ribble Farm Fare. They are a large supplier who provides a friendly, personal working relationship.

I have always found the service to be second to none, including an excellent service from the drivers.

Ribble Farm Fare supply a good range and availability of quality products, any issues that occur are dealt with promptly and efficiently.

I would not hesitate to recommend them to other catering establishments.

Tom Davidson

Food Development Manager

Westmorland Limited

Food Service Options have worked with Ribble Farm Fare for many years. They have always provided a reliable and honest service to our customers and we would not hesitate to recommend them to future businesses.

Susan Morris

Commercial Director

Food Service Options

Mitchell's of Lancaster have been a customer of Ribble Farm Fare for a great many years now. We have always had an excellent working relationship in all aspects of the business. The sales team along with the drivers provide an excellent service; any product or delivery issues will always be dealt with swiftly.

We find the quality and availability of products excellent and overall Ribble Farm Fare are a very professional company to work with, providing great service and competive prices. I would be happy to recommend Ribble Farm Fare to any catering business.

Harvey Jones

Area Manager and Catering Development Manager
Mitchell's of Lancaster

I have been using Ribble Farm Fare for the past five years and have found them to be excellent, always fresh produce at a good price. Nothing is ever too much trouble for them, I would highly recommend the company to anyone.

Daniele Ruscitti 

Tiggis Restaurant St Annes