Herefordshire Food Charter. Healthy food for people, place and planet

unnamed 3We are delighted that a local coffee maker, Adam Brierly at Ramble On Pop-Up Cafe will be swapping his milk to sustainable dairy - Merrimilk for the upcoming Hellens Garden Festival 8th and 9th June.

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"Ramble On Pop Up Cafe puts sustainability in the forefront of our operation, using locally roasted, ethically sourced coffee and organic milk served in compostable cups. For Hellens Garden Festival, Ramble On Cafe are teaming up with the local organic farm at Merrivale offering their delicious batch pasteurised PWAB certified fresh milk."

To reduce waste they offer a discount for anyone who brings their own cup and there's the option to rent a cup from them if needed.

Lucy Mason from Merrimilk explains more about how they farm at Merrivale Farm...

"Organic principles mean no artificial inputs, such as sprays and fertilisers are used on the farm, the farm is fertilised only by the manure produced by our cows, complete recycling. We use nitrogen fixing crops, such as clovers alongside crop rotations to build fertility in the soil. We under sow our arable land with companion crops to keep bare soil to a minimum. This reduces cultivations and any runoff or erosion into our water courses."

https://www.merrimilk.co.uk/

 

 


Who we Are

The Herefordshire Food Charter is an initiative of the Herefordshire Food Alliance, a network of individuals and organisations from across the county involved in local, community and sustainable food action.

The Alliance is a member of the national Sustainable Food Places network and is co-ordinated by New Leaf Sustainable Development with support from Herefordshire Council and Sustainable Food Places.

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