Been sucked too many times into that Instagram vortex? Follow these sustainable food heroes and fill your feed with beautiful food, eco-life hacks and farming life amongst those inescapable selfies and latte art shots!
Three years ago, owners Adam and Fiona Walmsley moved back to their family farm setting up a sustainable lifestyle to support their family of four. They reared hens added bees, grass-fed beef, free-range pigs a market and kitchen garden, geese, ducks all while insta-documenting their amazing farm life. They also host cooking workshops to share their knowledge of food prep . Keen to get schooled?
If you’ve seen our CropFest campaign you’ll know how we bang on about using the tonnes of less-conventionally shaped fruit and veg that would otherwise be binned. Jordan Figueiredo, founder of The Ugly Fruit and Veg Campaign is on the same mission to change the perception of wonkily shaped fruit and veg.
Cassie Duncan and Hayley Morris co-founded The Sustainable Table to encourage us to use our shopping dollars to reduce our eco footprint. A must follow for delicious food photos and handy hacks for creating a more sustainable life in your own home.
The team from Be An Unfucker snap and share simple tips for reducing our daily carbon footprint on the planet. Little life-tweaks like buying seasonal fruit and veg or ditching plastic drinking straws when downing cocktails are steps to greener living. With their cheeky but oh so true take on sustainable acts we urge you to get following now. Seriously now. And their tote bags? Next level eco-genius.
Craving some home cooked foodporn? The lovely Laura puts smiles on our faces as she posts her delicious meals. Each colourful and tasty post makes us want to get into the kitchen, tie on that apron and get cooking her simple recipes.
Swoon over Brooklyn-based photographer and baker Yossy Arefi’s stunning food photography and kitchen adventures. Her food styling and colourful shots of fresh produce hauls from markets around New York has us wishing for an invite to her table.
Noma has held the number one spot on The World’s 50 best Restaurant list four times since 2010. Chef Redzepi’s pioneering ways of sourcing sustainable, seasonal produce with a focus on foraging local Danish ingredients is not the only reason to click follow.
With a passion for transforming humble vegetables into stunning meals, and a nose-to-tail eating advocate April Bloomfield is a cheffing inspiration. In February 2004 she opened New York’s first gastropub The Spotted Pig, nabbing a Michelin Star. Bloomfield’s Instagram is flooded with her experiments with smartphone photography and forays in sustainable fancy food.
Portland-based Stumptown roasts of some of the world’s best coffee and have dominated Instagram. Their dedication to sourcing the best sustainable coffee and paying more than fair trade prices can’t be beat. Stumptown’s Green Team (nice coffee pun for all you coffee nerds) visit coffee farmers direct to source the best coffee from sustainable sources. Scrolling through their Instagram feed is the next best thing to a real coffee hit!
Hank’s have been making delicious handcrafted jam since 1993 and have now started world jam domination. You can tell they have serious passion and dedication for creating beautiful jam with no added thickeners, emulsifiers, absorbed acid, pectin, preservatives or colours. Sweet!
Thank you to Brendon D’Souza for researching this article.
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