Mindful Chef sets up regenerative farming programme
Healthy recipe box provider Mindful Chef has set up a regenerative farming programme to help its suppliers reduce carbon emissions, help restore nature, and have a positive impact on the planet. The firm said it wanted to find a way to make positive changes in partnership with the farms that supply its produce as food production is one of the major contributors to carbon emissions globally and a leading cause of biodiversity loss.
Guided by regenerative farming experts Soil Heroes, Mindful Chef is offering producers peer-to-peer training sessions and financial support to adopt regenerative farm management techniques, reduce carbon emissions, store carbon in the soil, and enhance biodiversity. This will move Mindful Chef one step closer to its target of becoming net zero by 2030.
Mindful Chef stated that the initiative is part of its mission to make healthy eating easy, adding that regenerative farming helps establish healthy soils, which means nutrient-dense crops. The first supplier to partner with Mindful Chef on the initiative is Stourgarden, a Suffolk-based family-run producer of onions. The supplier’s onions have featured in over a million Mindful Chef boxes to date.
Myles Hopper, co-founder of Mindful Chef, said: “This is just the start of the journey. Over time we hope to work with more suppliers on projects like these. By actively investing in our own supply chain and supporting suppliers like Stourgarden on their regenerative journey, we can enable people to eat more sustainably, while driving down agricultural emissions significantly.”
Stourgarden’s Ed Pissarro added: “I’m really excited about this partnership with Mindful Chef and Soil Heroes, my intention is to improve the quality of the final product and while doing that I want to protect the future of our soils and wider environment.”