Claire (she/her)

Bast (he/him)

Claire has a passion for home-cooked, nutritious food, both savoury and sweet, and an associated recipe book buying habit that is pleasingly out of control. Having studied Neuroscience, worked as a Chef, and qualified as a Nutritional Therapist; Sprout is the offspring of this ongoing career muddle. She has a growing dependence on Cacao, and can usually be found attached to a computer clutching paperwork. Ask her about breathwork, her new obsession.

Sebastian is known for his big hair, big voice and even bigger heart. A real people person, Bast loves showing people around the shop, suggesting novel foods for them to try and enticing customers to come along to all the Sprout events and gatherings. He has a passion for architecture and design, which is handy as he designs and makes, builds or paints pretty much everything at here Sprout.


Enter the Sprout at the Old Printhouse and you will be greeted by one of these friendly faces. Not only are they some of the most caring and fun people you will meet, this bunch have a epic collective knowledge when it comes to wellness, natural therapies, good food, environmental issues and most importantly, what to have for dinner!  

Front of shop. Stone building with green window shutters


Ashleigh (she/her)

Ashleigh is a perfect fit for Sprout because she is obsessed with all things food; eating it, talking about it, planning her social life around it. Originally a Newquay local, Ash spent 10 years studying and traveling between London, India and Australia. Her interest in health, well-being and movement led her to qualify as a yoga instructor and to take on the role of shop manager here at Sprout. Lucky, aren’t we!

Renzo the whippet

Renzo (he/him)

Renzo is a wild card. Mostly a calm, lovable, supremely soft, big-eyed gentle soul, this fella has a dark side, typified by flagrant food thievery, a contrary nature towards other canines and a ferocious bark for a slight dog of supposedly placid-natured breed. He loves being part of the Sprout team and in no way feels objectified when used in social media posts to promote shop sales. woof.

Collagen supplements on display in Sprout Health Foods

Why all the hype around collagen?

Collagen is a popular topic right now, so what’s all the hype about? This blog will explore what collagen is and its importance in health, how to support collagen production from your diet, and the different types of supplements you can take.

May 29th is World Digestive Health Day

Good digestive health is fundamental for our overall health. Our digestion is responsible for ensuring we can break down and absorb all the nutrients from our food. A compromised digestive system can result in uncomfortable symptoms such as heartburn, bloating and gas, as well as contribute to nutrient depletions which can have further consequences, and an imbalance in our all-important gut microbiome (our lovely eco system of bacteria and other micro-organisms that reside in our gut).

Fairtrade Fortnight 2022 – Choose The World You Want campaign.

We are generally all aware of the work that the Fairtrade Foundation has been undertaking for years to provide a fair remuneration to small scale producers around the world. This year they are also working to highlight and tackle the consequences of global climate change for these same producers.