The Sussex Peasant is a group of enterprising Sussex farmers who desire to change the face of hospitality and food retail, by driving society to eat and cook food that is local and well farmed. At its heart the group want to change lifestyles and create a food and drinks concept with longevity. In order to achieve this goal, The Sussex Peasant have created a mobile farm shop and restaurant where they sell local produce directly to customers through both the shop and events.
As a clear sign of transparency, The Sussex Peasant website provides information regarding all of the farms that provide produce to the shop and restaurant. For example, Jacob’s ladder Farm raise, butcher and sell organic, grass–fed beef and lamb while seeking to respect the ancient forest environment in which the farm finds itself. The farm also explains their reasons for choosing to keep certain breeds (Sussex Cattle and Romney Sheep), and this helps the customer to find out exactly where their food comes from and how it is produced. The information on the website regarding each farm also gives an insight into the range of products that The Sussex Peasant sell from shellfish provided by Sea Haze to asparagus grown on South Brockwells Farm.
Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic the restaurant is not currently open but the service provided by the group is more important than ever. The online shop sells a variety of essential goods such as fruit, vegetables, meat and dairy products. However, it’s important to place orders as early as possible due to the high demand for food deliveries during the lockdown, and this is further evidence of the quality and popularity of The Sussex Peasant. Perhaps the most useful items that the online shop sells at this time are the weekly hampers which come in the form of a seasonal vegetable box, breakfast hamper or roast box and have proved to be very popular. The other main way that The Sussex Peasant has been helping people during the lockdown is through the wide range of recipes available to access on the website which can help people cook anything from venison stew to yoghurt pancakes. While the group only provide a delivery service and restaurant for Sussex at this time, it is clear that many people are relying on The Sussex Peasant during the lockdown while the website provides inspiration for everyone through their recipes.
Visit The Sussex Peasant website by following the link. https://www.thesussexpeasant.co.uk/