What does this mean?
Sprout seeks to promote the health and happiness of our customers and the wider Newquay community, not least the wellbeing of our valued Sprout Team. Providing friendly and attentive service, stocking excellent products including specialist items for restricted diets, sharing our passion for healthy foods, and organising fun and informative events for the community are some of the ways we aim to achieve this. Looking after the wellbeing of the Sprout staff, we strive to provide consistent year-round employment by adapting our offering in step with seasonal fluctuations. We enjoy frequent staff training and social events throughout the year.
The Sprout team have a shared respect for nature and passion for all things sustainable. We are always learning and enjoy sharing this collective knowledge with customers. Exciting new shop products are consciously selected bearing in mind multiple factors namely: farming standards, processing practices, packaging choices, product lifespans, and the food miles incurred. This can be nuanced – for example, did you know that bananas from the tropics have a smaller carbon footprint than British grown tomatoes when bought during winter?
Sharing information such as the benefits of organic over non-organic is something we are passionate about and always happy to discuss. Check out the Soil Association website and follow #organicseptember to discover more.
In the Sprout café, waste is kept to a minimum using local suppliers providing packaging free ingredients and thanks to our simple daily menu. Our famous ’Sprout pot’ one-pot meal of the day is available until sold out – first come first served!
We love to shop small. Shopping with small businesses that source local products can reduce the environmental impact that otherwise occurs from national chains transporting goods from further afield. This is partly why we love to seek out local produce and take pride in championing local makers and producers here at Sprout.
We are also aware of the positive impact that ‘shopping small’ has on our local community. When we shop locally more of our money stays local, having a greater impact on local job creation. This benefits the local economy whilst also supporting businesses to be more diverse (responding directly to local interests) and more able to offer a personal service in something that they are passionate about. In our case this means food, drink, community and our planet!