What do we do at Sunnyfields? Grow crops - Keep livestock – Processing – Farm Kitchen, Café and Butchery Wholesaling – Retailing – Farmers’ Markets and own Full Home Delivery Service and Farm Shop Events / functions Education and training
What is: It is a Partnership between many people and organisations designed to grow strong communities. At its core is Food….with the More being the flesh that surrounds the core.
A Partnership arrangement that will be transparent, that will build trust, which will allow Sunnyfields to grow into a multi-faceted partnership large enough to make large positive sustainable changes from the bottom up. What is?
Clegg hails John Lewis as blueprint for British business 16 January 2012, The John Lewis Partnership is being touted as the blueprint for the future of British business in a speech made today (16 January) by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.
Yes, without any doubt - Delivering: People Profit – strong communties Environmental Profit – +ve benefits Monetary Profit - £ In otherwords the triple bottom line, people planet, profit Do we need one?
What will it do? It will grow an infrastructure which will result in large amounts of the food in the UK being grown in the UK with consumers and producers alike having some real ownership of the food chain. This will deliver food security, build strong communities and a robustness to be able to face challenges such as climate change, energy challenges and economic challenges such as we have today.
As food is so influential and interlinked to so many issues such as health, water, energy prices, commodity prices, packaging, waste, social structures, town centre vitality, rural economies….and more – and with food at the core of the partnership - with food production, processing, distribution and selling as its “business” engine - in combination with large scale partner ownership to give economies of scale – it will succeed Will it succeed?
Some physical site attributes and activities Accommodation Food Distribution and Processing Facilities including Abattoirs, Bakeries, Breweries, Milling and commercial Kitchens Eateries, Restaurants and Cafes Education and Training Food Production, Growing Crops and Livestock Function space Leisure activities Market Areas Research and Development facilities wholesaling and Retailing Sustainable Buildings, Energy and Technologies and more.....
How can you become involved? Take a lead role, by becoming a lead partner A lead partner is a founding partner in a key sector joining the partnership to develop and build the first sites / business models. UK role out is planned. Or just become a partner!
As a reminder: Transparency, trust and collaboration will deliver real sustainability and with not many things as pivotal or more influential than food. The Sunnyfields Partnership is the vehicle to deliver sustainability on many fronts with food at its core.