Mash Purveyors is London’s finest greengrocer, supplying the most prestigious kitchens with premium produce. Established in 1860 as growers, wholesalers, distributors and retailers the business is still family owned by the 6th generation of the Mash family and retains the traditional family values of quality, service and consistency.
Our partnerships with growers in the UK and Europe ensure we have consistent quality produce and our team of skilled buyers operating in the UK and Rungis source a variety of unique, specialist items. We have evolved to become the key connection between growers and chefs, delivering produce to restaurants, hotels and businesses 6 days a week.
We work very closely with The Felix Project, a truly thought-provoking and inspiring local charity, that collects good quality food from suppliers and redistributes to charities and schools so that those most vulnerable get a healthy meal or snack. Put simply, they save food and help to change lives.
The relationship with The Felix Project is brilliant, each day one of their drivers pops into Mash and collects our “less than perfect” produce – this is still first class quality fruit and veg, both fresh and prepared, but not the quality that we would want to send out to our customers. We are the biggest fresh produce supplier to The Felix Project and in 2018 our donations equated to an estimated 143,752 meals!
Any unconsumable food waste, mostly peelings etc from our prepared produce, is sent for the process of Anaerobic Digestion to produce Biogas (electricity) and fertiliser.
We love recycling here at Mash and even have a dedicated on-site recycling centre for all internal waste. We are proud to say that we are recycling 100% of all waste streams (food, cardboard, plastic & wood). We send our soft plastic to be converted into refuse-derived fuel, which is recycled by turning the waste into energy achieving 100% landfill avoidance. The cardboard is turned into pulp for paper. The wood is turned into furniture. We have also been working closely with our suppliers to reduce the amount of packaging coming into the warehouse and subsequently going out to our customers. All deliveries are packed in Mash recyclable biodegradable boxes which we then collect from our customers and recycle back at Mash HQ.
We are currently reviewing all packaging alternatives to see where we can further reduce packaging or move to alternatives such as biodegradable packaging.
Over here at Mash HQ, we try to be as energy efficient as possible. We have solar panels on our distribution centre roof the energy collected from these is shown on a live screen and used to run the lighting in our canteen as well as power our electric car charge points. We also have a rainwater system to collect and reuse all rainwater. We have intelligent lighting throughout the building. The clever sensors ensure the lights are only on when we are physically present, they turn off automatically when no movement is detected. We try to limit printing unless necessary and recycle all paper and printer cartridges. Our general waste is also sent for further processing to ensure nothing gets missed!