SUSTAINABILITY AT DAYLESFORD
For more than 40 years Daylesford has been one of the most pioneering and sustainable farms in the UK. We farm responsibly and mindfully, holding ourselves accountable for our ethical and environmental standards. Growing our produce and raising our animals with the greatest care and consideration, in a way that respects our environment, are the core values on which our farm is founded.
Eating well is sharing seasonal, local, organic food that nourishes our bodies. We believe that producing food organically, following the year’s natural rhythms, is not only best for the future of our planet, it is better for our wellbeing too.
By shopping and eating organically you are choosing to invest in the long-term health of the planet and the wellbeing of yourself and your family, now and for the future.
Our farm continues to change the face of British farming
Get a deeper knowledge of our farm and best practice from around the UK and discover more about how agriculture is changing for the better, and it will help inform purchasing decisions.
zero FOOD waste
We don’t waste a scrap of food.
Making a few small changes can have a huge impact on the amount of waste we produce. We compost, reuse and recycle at every opportunity and value the true cost of real food. By continuing to follow the steps outlined within the following link, Daylesford works hard to remain one of the most sustainable restaurants and organic farms in the UK.
By 2020, our farm will be 75% energy self-sufficient
We recently built a new office and refrigeration for our fresh produce. With its modern design, biomass heating and solar panels on the roof, we are proud to achieve the A+ energy performance certificate rating, meaning it is a carbon-zero building.
Our goal is 100% recyclable, reusable or compostable packaging
We prefer to display our food in its natural state and have always chosen to give our customers paper rather than plastic carrier bags. Bring one of our sturdy paper bags back to use again, or recycle or bring your own bag for life.
Invest in reusable cups for your daily coffee fix. If you bring a clean, reusable cup or salad box to a Daylesford Food-To-Go counter, you will save 50p.
We are committed to saving our most vital pollinators
Bees are essential to life as we know it. To help protect them, plant some flowers, buy organic and leave a little wild space in the garden.
We pride ourselves on providing food which tastes the best, is perfectly natural and wholly fair
When not from our organic farm in Gloucestershire, we look for suppliers who share our values.
CAN WE CONSUME MEAT WITH A CONSCIENCE?
We are frequently asked why we continue to farm livestock here at Daylesford.
We have created this short film to encourage discussion around the topic of meat consumption and to hopefully answer the question of whether we can, in today’s climate, consume meat with a conscience.