Parkridge cafe going greener

In an ongoing effort to maximise our recycling and reduce our plastic waste we have introduced a new brand of crisps at Parkridge.

Two Farmers crisps are based just down the road in Herefordshire and can claim the first totally plastic free, fully compostable crisp wrappers. Run literally by ‘two farmers, Sean and Mark they are passionate about the Herefordshire countryside that has enabled them to grow award-winning potatoes. Meeting one night for a pint of beer they hatched a plan to further celebrate their produce and also make sure it still  had a minimum impact on the environment. They sourced and developed crisp packets which completely break down in a home composting environment over 26 weeks. Their potatoes are stored, cooked and packed using renewable energy where possible on their Herefordshire farm.

Using award-winning potatoes they slice and hand-cook their crisps in small batches before flavouring them with the finest locally sourced ingredients to create a fresh taste and great crunch. All the cooking and packaging uses renewable energy where possible and takes place right there on the farms that they were grown on.

“We grow, harvest, store, cook and pack our crisps. We maintain control throughout each process to ensure you receive the finest end product. We are committed to giving back to the environment, which is why we keep our road miles low and use 100% compostable packaging.” 

Tessa Lovell, Centre Manager said “The crisps have proved very popular with our customers. Many have commented on the recyclable packaging and how they hope other companies will follow suit. They’re really tasty too!”