Daylesford Organic: The Farm Committed to Helping Save the Planet
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Daylesford Organic: The Farm Committed to Helping Save the Planet

Regenerative farming at its finest

Daylesford Organic is an entry in our Great British Brands 2024 book. 

Daylesford Organic: Great British Brand 2024

Daylesford Organic farm shop

Daylesford Organic is a leading lifestyle brand and one of Britain’s most visited farmshops. Based on its own organic farm in the Cotswolds with locations in London, the business champions regenerative, nature-led agriculture and products sourced from artisanal, low-impact suppliers.

At Daylesford Organic waste of any kind is seen as a last resort. Across the business Daylesford actively identifies areas of surplus produce or material and works to transform them into valuable products, including bone broths, made from its own abattoir’s marrow-rich bones, and Market Garden vegetables. Meanwhile, materials such as wood, leather and wool have been utilised across the Bamford Collection, providing insulation, architectural features and furnishings for Daylesford Stays. More recently, coffee grounds from Daylesford’s cafés have been upcycled to create the B Vibrant Tonifying Body Polish for Bamford, launching later this year.

The chefs at Daylesford find inspiration in the seasons and rarely let anything go to waste, finding creative ways to use the seasonal gluts from the Market Garden. On restaurant menus you will find zero hero specials, dishes not only to help avoid food waste in Daylesford’s own locations, but also to support broader food waste initiatives with a donation from each dish supporting the The Felix Project. Daylesford has had a long-standing partnership with this London-based food distribution charity, donating more than 650,000 meals since 2016.

The 28-acre Market Garden produces 300 varieties of fruit and vegetables over the year. Several varieties of each crop are planted to mitigate the impacts of climate change or unseasonable weather, which was detrimental to this year’s harvest.

The Trough restaurant at the farm retained its prestigious Green Michelin Star for the third year running, in recognition of its high ethical and environmental standards. This award has only been bestowed upon 31 restaurants in the UK to date and recognises high ethical and environmental standards.

In March Daylesford was proud to achieve B Corp certification, joining a worldwide business community that meets high standards for social and environmental impact. It is already working on improving its score and to celebrate being recognised for making a difference in 2024, it will publish its first impact report, setting out its ambitious targets for net zero.

Man carrying basket of vegetables from Daylesford Organic

Five Proudest Moments

1. In 2001, Daylesford Organic received certification from the Soil Association, the country’s leading organic certifier.

2. In 2014, making use of surplus organic ingredients from Daylesford farm to create our range of bone broths, a delicious, much-loved and highly nutritious product.

3. The Trough restaurant at its Cotswold farm being awarded a Green Michelin Star in 2021, one of only 27 pioneering restaurants to hold this accolade.

4. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Daylesford Organic’s farm shop in 2022.

5. Achieving B Corp certification in 2023, recognising the efforts the business makes every day to reduce its impact and be a positive force for change.

DAYLESFORD

Daylesford Farm, Daylesford, Nr Moreton-In-Marsh, Gloucestershire GL56 0YG

+44 (0)1608 692871

daylesford.com 

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