Daylesford, the award-winning farm in Gloucestershire has just opened up a brand new farmshop in Brompton Cross and it’s everything we expected it to be, and more.
Bringing a little bit of the countryside to the heart of London with natural and wooden décor and taking on all the best loved aspects of their renowned flagship farm in the Cotswolds including their sensational food and artisan craft, the new Brompton Cross Daylesford Farmshop not only spans over 7,500 square feet across three floors but also includes an all-day café packed with delicious, seasonal and organic produce – straight from their farm.
Customers can wake up happy to Blackberry and Apple Bircher with Goji Berries, Toasted Linseeds and Natural Yogurt; Buttermilk Pancakes with seasonal fruit; Organic Eggs Benedict with outdoor-reared Daylesford Gloucester ham and hand-cut sourdough and a selection of freshly made juices, smoothies and cold press nut concoctions.
Our favourite being their golden nut press made with almonds, dates, ginger, turmeric, bee pollen and peppercorns – a slightly spicy mix with a creamy base that hits all the right notes, in all the right places.
Lunch is sorted with specially created ovens on both the first and second floors. Brompton Cross Farmshop will be serving their signature sourdough pizzas (we recommend the Wootton Estate Venison, Celeriac, Chestnut Mushrooms, Cobnuts and Thyme, for a warming comfort dish for the colder months).
On the lunch menu you will also find succulent spit-roasted lamb joints and whole organic chickens as well as an array of fresh salads, hamburgers and light bites across the span of the day and their ever-changing daily specials board will feature only the very best from their organic market.
Daylesford pride themselves on always choosing local, seasonal and organic ingredients where possible and their new site is no exception.
Along with their commitment to following the year’s natural rhythms in terms of seasonality and locality Daylesford’s London café is completely zero waste, so you can dine mindfully and sustainably on their collection of dishes, with zero guilt.
Any edible food left at the end of the day is sent to The Felix Project, who redistribute it to those in need around the capital.
The new Brompton site will also continue Daylesford’s efforts in becoming 100% recyclable, reusable or compostable as the new site encourages customers to bring their own cups or salad box and rewards them with 50p off from their food-to-go counters as well as cutting down on single-use plastic through the use of their innovative ‘straw’ straws made from wheat stalks.
The love and passion for real food and a desire to feed the world more economically has helped Daylesford grow into one of the most sustainable organic farms in the UK and this ethos is mimicked across the Brompton site. Wanting to inspire change, nurture nature and farm with integrity to help us eat well and to feed the future are the exact core values that encompass the true meaning of Daylesford and can be seen reflected across every floor of the new site.
If you want to delve in even deeper why not attend one of their inspiring and informative events happening through-out November? The Brompton site will see the ‘Discussion on Our Soil, Our Selves’ happening on the 19th November – a popular panel of experts highlighting and debating a variety of issues surrounding food, health, wellbeing, sustainability, balance and conscious choices.
A seasonal wellness workshop entitled ‘Surviving the Christmas Season’ will be happening on November 26th; a nutrition and wellness event showcasing the best ways to enjoy fabulous celebrations and delicious produce without piling on the pounds, feeling dreary or experiencing guilt led by resident nutritionist Rhaya Jordan.
More events can be seen here.