The Margate Mercury 28 December 2020
Handmade vegan cheese anyone? We’ve been wanting to post about @Garfield's Vegan Food Company for some time. This local company was set up by Donna Garfield after a career in food/nutrition and two years spent cooking with local produce in Provence just outside Avignon, France.
Donna is passionate about animal welfare and the environment, with a unique set of skills to produce the best-tasting products. Favorites include her vegan “not-brie” and “blue” cheese. There is also a delightful vegan vinaigrette. It’s no surprise that Garfields was a finalist in the Kent Life Food & Drink Awards 2020.
Donna’s products have been in hot supply over the festive period and may now be sold out for pre-Christmas orders. Check their website www.garfieldsveganfood.com for more details. Items may also be for sale in-store at Canterbury Wholefoods and Macknade Food Hall, Faversham
Winner "Food Producer of the Year 2020
We are so proud to be the winner of the Kent Life Magazine "Food Producer Of The Year" award for 2020. Thank you to all of our customers and friends who made this possible by voting for us and to the judges for making us winners. We now look forward to 2021 with optimism and look forward to bringing you more products.
This is also a massive leap for a vegan business to be the winner of a prestigious food award and shows again the progress we are making for the animals and the planet.
Thank you everyone.
Continuing in our search for outlets for our products in prominent locations, we are delighted that 'Canterbury Wholefoods' has agreed to take our cheeze. Located on the corner of Iron Bar Lane and Burgate in the centre of Canterbury and a short walk from the Cathedral They stock a huge range of traditional wholefoods and all their fruit and veg is organic. They are stocking an extensive range of vegan products and now our cheeze. They also do refills for Ecover products, household and body care products and herbs and spices.
OUR "NOT-BRIE" AND OUR "PARMEZAN SPRINKLE" CAN NOW BE BOUGHT AT 'MACKNADE FOOD HALL' IN FAVERSHAM.
We are so pleased to have our products for sale at the fantastic Macknade Food Hall. The Flagship Food Hall is a food-lover's paradise on the outskirts of Faversham in Kent. It also has a cafe.
Less than 2 minutes from the M2 on Selling Road ME13 8XF and a 15 minute walk from Faversham Rail Station with direct links to London Victoria and St . Pancras .
Easy access from Canterbury and Whitstable.
TODAY IS WORLD VEGAN DAY!
If you care about the environment, animal welfare and the future of our planet then you should go VEGAN!
"There are estimated to be 75,300,000 vegans in the world so you won't be alone. Veganism was once dismissed as just another fad but with plant based diets surging in popularity, 51% of the population now say they are happy to see vegan food in the shops and restaurants which is a major change in public opinion.
Veganism is no longer a ridiculous concept; it's associated with numerous health benefits, tapping into the eco-conscious state of the world and is a progressive movement towards a greener way of life. The Vegan Society released research revealing that 56% of adults in the UK practice vegan buying behaviors, 19% have cut down on buying meat and are checking cosmetics and toiletries for animal testing, and 13% of us are actively choosing meat free or dairy free meals when eating out.
If you want a better future for your children, our animals, our environment and ultimately our world, take the plunge and GO VEGAN!
Thank you to everyone that nominated us for the Kent Life Food/Drink awards.
We now await the results!
WE ARE A FINALIST!! Thank you all for voting for us. Winners announced January !
Twenty million Brits—almost 40 percent of meat-eaters—say they are in the process of reducing their meat consumption. While the number of Brits who have eaten meat-free foods increased to 65 percent in 2019, according to Mintel.
Mintel also says that meat-free sales grew by 40 percent between 2014 and 2019. Consumers hope to save money, be healthier, and help the environment by ditching meat. And animal rights and ethics are also a concern for many of those making changes.