The icing on the cake for our cafés
When you visit one of our nature reserve cafés, you can now be sure that healthy choices are even easier to make, and that what you’re eating and drinking is not only good for the planet but also for animal welfare.
All 11 of our cafés that were eligible for the Food For Life Served Here scheme have successfully achieved these awards. Our new café at Sherwood Forest will also be part of the scheme, which is run by the Soil Association, and celebrates sustainable, locally sourced, GM- and additive-free food which meets animal welfare standards and makes healthy living easy.
As a conservation charity, we’re keen to lead by example when it comes to serving food that makes a difference. This means reducing the impact of our nature reserve catering on the environment and seeking to support local businesses and nature-friendly farms. For example, at our Minsmere reserve in Suffolk, the fresh milk we use comes from a dairy just 12 miles away. While in South Wales, the organic eggs, bacon and sausages served at the Newport Wetlands café are supplied by local family farms.