YOU GROW, WE BUY
We buy produce grown by our local residents. We currently have about 10 growers producing a whole range of fruit and Vegetables for us. Now though, we want more, lots more. Get digging!
We turn your delicious, fresh produce into something for our restaurant or delicatessen. We pay the market rate on that given day for your produce (based on Covent Garden prices) and you get the satisfaction of seeing it getting turned into something special.
We have 10 suppliers now, from Jerusalem artichokes to blackcurrants to the most stunning grapes grown 1/4 of a mile away on a 40-year-old vine.
We want more though, literally, there is very little we can't produce a delicious dish from.
There is nothing finer than locally grown produce, so why not up your production and sell to us.
GET IN TOUCH...
1) Please provide us with as much notice as possible, preferably at the beginning of the season. We plan our dishes considerably in advance so need at least 2 weeks notice. If you have a monster crop, spread out over a period we can happily take it but would likely integrate it into the main menu, rather then as a special. This would therefore need notice at the beginning of the year.
2) We need a fair crop! as much as we will use anything we're given, we need a fair amount of it to produce a dish to sell. So a couple of carrots isn't going to cut the wholegrain!
Also, it needs to be freshly picked and of good quality. Bumps, nobbles and wonky bits, all the better, just no obviously non usable products that have been hanging around or have been hammered by insects/disease. We will reject items that we feel aren't good enough for our dishes.
3) The products need to be grown using as little pesticides/herbicides as possible. Certainly nothing that can't be bought in a garden centre and no neonicotinoid pesticides due to the links with bee decline.
4) we source a range of our products from various markets, the predominant being New Covent Garden. We will provide you with a figure that matches what we could buy the product for at the markets. Saying that if the product is magnificent, there may be a little haggling potential!