WE DON’T WASTE A SCRAP OF FOOD, AND BY 2020 WILL BE SENDING ZERO TO LANDFILL
We compost, reuse and recycle at every opportunity and value the true cost of real food.
The hidden cost of food in the UK is having a detrimental effect on our health, our environment and our soil so we must shop wisely to avoid waste associated with mass-produced, artificially cheap food.
Daylesford is all about good food, so we never want to waste a mouthful. Seasonal gluts are celebrated in our grocery shelves, preserved in our jams and chutneys, and made into special dishes on the menus. These are simple measures to avoid wasting the delicious food that Richard, Jez and the farm team work so hard to produce. The diversity and flexibility of routes to bring our farm food to the customer helps avoid food waste.
Our bid to bring fresh food at its best to the customer daily means we do occasionally have a small surplus by the evening. On these occasions the store’s team enjoys the opportunity to taste the range of our delicious products, and any gluts are sent to our LOCAL SHELTER CHARITIES for the hungry and needy.
RETURNING TO THE SOIL
We cook all our food from scratch in our production, café and restaurant kitchens; as a result we end up with quite a lot of unusable scraps. We can’t cook all the vegetable peelings, fruit stones, roots and shoots, but in our organic market garden these are a valuable source of goodness for the next planting of crops. Jez has enormous silos to collect these goodies and composts them for retuning to the soil. Sadly it is inefficient for us to pass these bits back from London to the farm but rest easy, waste from our City addresses goes to produce electricity.