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Growhampton’s Hive Café wins national eating out award
The Hive Café at the University of Roehampton has been announced as a winner of a national 2014 Soil Association Organic Award. The Café has been selected as the winner of the eating out category after a high profile month-long public vote.
The Hive Café is at the heart of the Growhampton sustainability initiative which engages people about food growing and where food comes from. Vegetables are grown according to organic principles by students on the University’s 54 acre parkland campus and sold at The Hive’s weekly farmers’ market, meaning they have zero food miles attached to them.
Some of this produce also forms the ingredients for sandwiches produced through a partnership with Roehampton based charity Regenerate. That means the ‘field to fork’ journey is under two miles in some cases. The sandwiches are a perfect partner with the café’s triple certified (organic, Fairtrade, Rainforest Alliance) artisan coffee and ethical teas.
Siobhan Kelly, President of Roehampton Students’ Union, (pictured below) said:
David Dickinson, Director of Student Experience at the University said:
October 9, 2014