It started as a milkround in the 1950’s, we’ve come a long way since then.
A third generation, family run business feeding the North for over 50 years, we have now expanded our product ranges and opened our doors to the public, offering a reliable home delivery service of the very best produce.
Proud of our Heritage
Our founder, Les Ratcliffe bought a milk round from his father, James. Les and his wife, Nancy moved their young family to Dunsters Farm, a small working farm in Brandlesholme.
In 1963 Food Service Ltd was founded. Les Ratcliffe, was famous for saying that Dunsters Farm was “For People who Prefer the Best”.
Following the success of the Manchester Market unit, we opened up a unit at Liverpool Wholesale Fruit and Veg Market and began delivering to customers around Liverpool and Southport.
Jeremy Mathew becomes Managing Director. A position he has now held for nearly 40 years.
We made the move into our purpose built premises in Bury
Tom & Hannah joined the business as the third generation.
We open our first Online Shop to sell direct to our local community (you're on it right now!)
Born and bred in Bury and passionate about food, our team carefully select quality produce to ensure we deliver the very best of local and a wide range of top brands, every time. Our mission is to create a true local supply chain - local people delivering local food to our community and improving the quality of food we all have access to.