Wouldn’t it be great if all of us could eat food that grew within a few miles of where we lived? Just like our ancestors did.
Our food would be fresh, ripe and seasonal, rather than being picked early for transportation. We all know how frustrating it is to buy fruit from supermarkets that never ripens but just rots.
Of course, not everything can be grown locally because of our climate. I don’t know anybody who grows wheat in the North of England! And spices, such as ginger, have to be imported from overseas.
So at Roots Café we do our very best, because our health and our wellbeing depend on the quality of the food we eat. Which is relative to the distance it’s travelled and the preservatives used to keep it from rotting.
We also want to keep local vegetable growers in business. Particularly ones that look after their soil and the environment by not using pesticides and chemical fertilizers.
All of this helps produce happy, healthy food which can only be good for all of us.