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THE STORY OF CAFÉ PARAMO – FAIRER THAN FAIR TRADE

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We are always love to hear about brilliant ethical projects that are connecting children to the origins of ingredients. Café Paramo is one of those projects developed by Heathfield Community School in Taunton, Somerset.  A unique initiative between the students in Year 9 and 10 and a small community in Ecuador that started on a relatively small scale but has since developed into a full-fledged company.

From the very beginning, it was decided that 100% of the profits go back to the community where it started in Ecuador. This profit provides vital funds for their school, enabling them to give a better education to the children in the village. Read More

FARMING – THE NEW GENERATION

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With an ever growing population comes the growing demand to produce more food than ever, and on our shores, space is just one stumbling block when it comes to our agri-food industry.  British farmers produce a considerable 63% of all food we consume, and this figure will naturally have to increase as our Isles become more populated. Read More

MEET THE FARMER: GARTH CLARK FROM HOLT FARM, THE FAMILY FARM OF YEO VALLEY

Yeo Valley has been blazing new trails in the dairy industry for decades. From a humble smallholding in the 1960s, it has since grown into the UK’s Nº1 organic dairy brand. A brand that chooses to do business in a way that is better for people and the planet. And they do this by protecting and preserving generations of small family dairy farms, tirelessly working to develop a sustainable way of farming that is beyond organic, and making sure that all their animals have a good healthy life.

It’s a business that is shaped by dedicated people with a passion for doing the right thing in everything they do, and Garth Clark is one of those dedicated people. He is the Managing Director of Holt Farm, the Family Farm of Yeo Valley, and the most inspiring, straight-talking farmer we’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting. Read More