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Time to ditch the chemicals under your sink?

Time to ditch the chemicals under your sink?

There are many natural alternatives to harsh chemical cleaners. White vinegar, for example, is brilliant for cleaning kitchen and bathroom surfaces but can leave your home smelling like the local chippy...

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How to keep your milk cool on the doorstep in the hot weather

How to keep your milk cool on the doorstep in the hot weather

Anything from a champagne bucket to a builders bucket will do. Just remember to put around 15cm of water in the bottom...

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Hot cross buns recipe

Hot cross buns recipe

Try our homemade hot cross buns recipe and save yourself a trip to the shops, where their buns are wrapped in single-use plastics. Once you've made your own, there's no going back to shop-bought...

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Top up your five-a-day from a glass

Top up your five-a-day from a glass

Smoothies make a delicious healthy treat and are a great way to top up on your five-a-day. But the ones you buy from the supermarket are usually bottled in plastic and often have too much fructose. By making your own smoothies at home...

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Happy compost week, you lovely rotters

Happy compost week, you lovely rotters

Home composting can help reduce your household waste and create beautiful nutrient-rich soil for your garden. So it’s a win-win situation for you and your rose beds. Your council’s green waste collections are an option...

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Can we ever go back to living without plastic?

Can we ever go back to living without plastic?

In the 1900s, pre-packed food was not an option, and homes didn't have fridges or freezers. People would buy their food little and often because it would go off if they didn't. The milkman would push the milk around on a cart...

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Plastic Free February

Plastic Free February

We know this first-hand at The Modern Milkman, as many of us have been sans-plastic for the best part of February. Those who've not been taking part have been following their progress, with amusement and admiration in equal measure...

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But 'p*#s-soaked cardboard’ was a bit harsh

But 'p*#s-soaked cardboard’ was a bit harsh

Social media has spoken, and we've listened. Thanks for all your feedback. We had good intentions when we launched our new oat drink – making the recipe 100% British oats and certified gluten-free...

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Our Winter Soup Recipe

How to pause your items

If you want to pause any of your items, it couldn’t be easier. Your paused items will automatically return to their regular delivery schedule on the date you selected. But you can unpause your order at any time by clicking the play icon - any time before 8pm, the night before delivery...

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A global pandemic with environmental side effects

A global pandemic with environmental side effects

The coronavirus pandemic has brought tragedy and thrown up many challenges. While disposable masks have helped us stay safe, they contain plastics that pollute waterways and harm wildlife....

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Our Winter Soup Recipe

Our Winter Soup Recipe

Winter soups provide warmth and comfort during the colder months. They can also help to top up on your five a day, with all sorts of health benefits, including improved gut biodiversity and raised levels of immunity (it was on a documentary the other week). Our carrot and sweet potato soup might even help you to see in the dark...

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How to prevent energy waste in the New Year

How to prevent energy waste in the New Year

If you’re part of our milkround, you’re already helping to reduce plastic waste, but if you want to go one step further, here are a few extra tips to save energy around the home, whilst reducing your carbon footprint and household bills.

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Upcycling your old veg boxes

Upcycling your old veg boxes

Our veg boxes come in cardboard boxes, which you can put in your paper recycling bin when you've finished. But if you want to get creative, here are a few ways you can reuse them...

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What to do with your Christmas leftovers?

What to do with your Christmas leftovers?

There are lots of things you can do with your Christmas dinner leftovers. If you're bored of turkey butties by now, you could experiment with a Christmas dinner pie or make a nice bubble and squeak with your leftover veggies...

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Do you love coffee as much as Christmas

Do you love coffee as much as Christmas?

Try our nutmeg and orange coffee recipe as an after-dinner treat this Christmas. Combine four tablespoons of ground coffee, one small cinnamon stick, a pinch of nutmeg, a strip of pared orange...

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Try our homemade eggnog recipe

Try our homemade eggnog recipe

This creamy eggnog recipe will get you in the party mood this Christmas, even if the guest list is a bit thin on the ground.

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Our favourite ways to enjoy brandy butter...

Our favourite ways to enjoy brandy butter...

It's the new garlic bread; everyone's trying it. So, dip your toe in the water and spread it all over whatever takes you fancy. Here are our favourite three ways to enjoy our boozy butter:…

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Put the wow in eco-friendly wrapping

Put the wow in eco-friendly wrapping

Get creative with your gift wrapping, whilst saving waste and adding your own personal touches. Recycled brown parcel paper gives your gifts that nostalgic look of a bygone era, which looks classy and is better for the environment…

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Keeping you stocked up during lockdown

We’ve all had to adapt during lockdown and make tough choices, like the people and places we visit. To get through this challenging time, we’re reluctantly introducing a couple of changes…

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HELP US, TO HELP YOU

We’re really grateful for your support at what is a challenging time for us all. We’re snowed under, and we’re a little tired, but were battling on. We want to pay huge credit to our wonderful staff. Hats off to them. They have just ploughed on…

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Temporary Daily Deliveries

We are offering a temporary daytime delivery service for staple groceries to include meat and veg packs. We will be taking orders for delivery between 9am and 5pm Monday – Friday. As you can imagine, there is a huge demand for this and we are working to get all orders out as soon as possible…

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No disruption to your deliveries

Due to the recent outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), We wanted to inform our customers of the measures we are putting in place to ensure the team here at Modern Milkman…

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Reduce, Reuse, but make a choice to recycle certain things too

You would be forgiven for thinking that every time you throw a plastic bottle into the recycling bin it would eventually be recycled into another plastic bottle. Unfortunately, that’s…

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Six reasons to Back British Farmers

Here at the Modern Milkman we pride ourselves on actively backing British farming. It’s a huge part of what we do, delivering local goods to local people. British farmland…

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Spending your pounds on local produce

We’re all about shopping local, and we try to source our produce as locally as possible. That’s not just because it sound’s nice, buying from Farmer Dave down the road. It’s because…

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53 miles of plastic saved

The great debate! David Attenborough’s Blue planet II sparked the start of the single use plastic conversation we’ve all heard so much about. The movement began got underway at full speed…

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8 tips to cut carbon & plastic in 2020

Let’s make 2020 be the year you remember your bag for life, on average a plastic bag is used for 15-20 minutes meanwhile that bag will have a lifespan of 500-1000 years in the landfill. Paper…

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Seven things you oat to know

With the introduction of our new cereals range from our friends The Hird’s at Yockenthwaite Farm, we thought we’d have a look at the super health benefits of oats, which make up most…

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Have an ‘Eco’ Christmas!

Christmas – the most wonderful time of the year! It’s easy for us to get ‘wrapped up’ in the magic at this time of year, but Christmas can have a detrimental effect on our environment…

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We got the cows drunk

We got the cows drunk, and you’ll love the results for Christmas. It’s the question on everyone’s lips. What the heck are you supposed to do with brandy butter? Well, fear not…

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