OUR BRAND VALUES*
To work as a farmer or grower with The Cotswold Hare your farming system has to also have this in their ethos. We look for farms who do not rely on large grain feeds, or vast spraying of crops. We also want to create regional sustainability for the farmers and growers. Our aim is to grow all ancient grains from the region, currently we are growing the first crop of Quinoa in Cirencester. This is true collaboration as we all work to reduce the carbon footprint with less food miles
Outstanding Natural Beauty), giving a fixed pence per packet, allows in return for them to work with the farms in various projects to enhance the environment. Such as less spraying, increased margins for wildlife and flowers to grow, benefitting butterflies, bees and insects production.
We are looking at projects on the farms where we invite various groups on to their land to be involved in tree planting, stone walling - all rural skills which we hope will lead to rural employment.
Packaging & Waste
Our sleeves are from sustainable forests and are 100% recyclable. Our small trays are 100% recyclable in the UK. Our larger trays are 100% recyclable outside of UK, but these also will be recycled in the UK later this year
Inspiring & Educating
When our farmers and growers provide exemplar systems for water recycling and other environmental matters, we will help them show this through the Happerley QR code, so people understand the work which is going on behind the scenes. Also working with rural skills a subdivision of the AONB we hope to create apprenticeships in various rural schemes
Within the production unit the systems are built to minimise energy waste
It is known that increased welfare and less stress to animals produces better quality meats. Also we use ancient grains as these also provide higher nutritional values to the body. Pearl barley is a fibre boost which lowers cholesterol. Spelt is gluten free and provides many essential nutrients such as iron, zinc and magnesium. And Quinoa is so nutritious It has a low Glycemic Index which is good for blood sugar control, as well as being gluten free and the greatest fibre content than other grains
All the above proves that only the best farms with good animal welfare will be used in the creation of our mouth watering meals...
Our ingredient suppliers
Who we supply to on the Happerley Network
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