One of the easiest ways to ensure sustained wellbeing is through a diet that contains fresh, local and organic produce as close to its natural state as possible. Last week we shared with you our shopping list of organic staples we always make sure to have on hand when whipping up a meal at home, but for those times when you fancy treating yourself to a meal out or juice on the go, this week we’ve put together a list of our favourite Soil Association certified organic places to eat and drink in and around London this Autumn.
Farmshops & Dining Out
Daylesford Organic – Priding itself on its dedication to providing ‘farm to fork’ fresh, seasonal produce all year round, Daylesford Organic Farmshop & Cafe features a menu derived from their own farms and allotments located around England. All meat and poultry on offer are organically reared and fed with organic GM-free produce also grown on their farms; fruit and vegetables are grown and harvested in their market garden, bread is baked fresh in their bakery and cheese, milk and yoghurt are made fresh in their creamery. www.daylesford.com
Laverstoke Farm – Located in Hampshire, this organic and biodynamic farm began after the founders desire to share the benefits of local and organic food he had experienced for himself and his family, with the wider population, leading to Laverstoke farm opening its gates to all who appreciate local, organic produce lovingly cultivated from farm to fork – they even have a Park Education Centre. www.laverstokepark.co.uk
Abbey Home Farm – Consisting of a farm, garden, shop and cafe, Abbey Home Farm is dedicated to providing the best in quality of local and organic food with a strong focus on high animal welfare, environmental conservation and animal welfare. www.theorganicfarmshop.co.uk
Duke of Cambridge – If it’s more of a pub vibe you’re after then we have just the place for you. The first and only certified organic pub in Britain, the Duke of Cambridge in Islington source 90% of their produce from independent and local suppliers in South East England and East Anglia. Changing their menu with the seasons, everything on offer is organic or wild-crafted with the welfare of animals and the environment at the forefront of all that they do. www.sloeberry.co.uk
If you’re partial to the odd glass of wine, finding UK certified organic wine may seem a stretch, but we have found two Soil Association certified organic wineries which offer great options. Both wineries use no inorganic fertilisers, herbicides or pesticides and ensure the highest environmental standards are maintained.
Quoins Vineyard – Located just outside of Bath and is supplied by Mumford’s vineyard Certified by the Soil Association, at every stage of the production process, from vineyard to winery to bottle. www.quoinsvineyard.co.uk
Avalon Vineyard – Stocking a range of organic English wines, fruit wines, meads, liqueurs and ciders completely free of chemical residues. Located deep in the Somerset countryside is another Soil Association certified vineyard that has been designed to co-exist in harmony with the local wildlife and environment. www.pennardorganicwines.co.uk