We are running the bakery according to the principles of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). CSAs are widely used in America and increasingly in the UK for sustainable food growing and allow the community to reconnect with the cycle of food and have a say in where and how their food is produced, sometimes even take part in the work.
By subscribing to bread from The Handmade Bakery you are making a commitment to both yourself and the wider community.
You are making a commitment to yourself in terms of the health benefits derived from eating organic and slowly fermented bread.
You are making a commitment to the wider community by helping secure an important service and by reducing the community’s carbon footprint by buying locally produced food which is good for the environment.
We want to promote a sustainable UK food culture, where people develop a sense of identity, place and pride around the food they eat. The Real Bread Campaign advocates the model of Community Supported Baking to revolutionise the baking of bread in Britain and as far as we know we are the very first bakery in the UK to use this model.