Responsibly sourced food – roast dinner day

Palmer & Howells take the task of procuring responsibly sourced food in it’s stride and we have been working with the Butchery team at Philip Dennis over recent months to ensure that all our meat served is from the UK and at least carries Red Tractor certification. With the beef in particular we can are also delighted to inform you that the beef we serve carries PGI status.

The pictures in this post are from our Prep School today at lunch where we served our Philip Dennis supplied West Country PGI beef, vegetables from Lovejoys in Melksham and the cream for the crumble was from Ivy House Dairy Farm in Beckington. Members of our team had great fun using some of the ingredients on lunch to create dioramas and messages to highlight key aspects of our menu.

Many of the ingredients we source are now organic and these include:

  • oats for our porridge, flapjacks and crumble toppings,
  • the flour used in pastry and cakes, and
  • baked beans.

These organic products now line up in our stores alongside our local supplies of organic milk & cream from Ivy House Dairy Farm, Beckington, and organic yoghurt from Brown Cow, Shepton Mallet.

All the eggs we serve are free-range from UK farms, including those that went into making today’s broccoli quiche.

This level of attention to detail about where our food comes from has led us to be working with the Soil Association and their Food for Life Served Here award scheme. But more about that later in the week.