Bean & Stalk launches in SheffieldPosted by: Claudia Downs
The new Sheffield food delivery service is dedicated to supporting local, small-scale producers from Sheffield and South Yorkshire.
Bean & Stalk launched on 27th May, and offers a selection of seasonal cooking and baking, delivered straight from their kitchen to your door. Their mission is to support small scale local producers from Sheffield and Yorkshire with every spoonful.
"When you order from Bean & Stalk, you know your meal will be fresh, bursting with natural flavours, low on food miles and high in conscientiously selected ingredients," say founders Tom and Marie Maxwell. "By sourcing our food from local growers, we don’t only support the local economy and sense of community, we also take a huge strain off the environment."
"It's food for thought, but we do the thinking for you."
"Bean & Stalk is all about showcasing the best of Sheffield in terms of produce and speciality products, while also giving people a taste of what fresh, sustainable plant-based food can be," says Tom. "We offer a small and regularly changing menu to reflect which fruits and vegetables are currently in season and what can be foraged from the pockets of nature on our doorstep. At the moment, for example, we're offering an asparagus and tenderstem tart with a creamy wild garlic filling. Soon, however, when asparagus season ends and wild garlic too passes its peak, this will be replaced by a roasted pepper and spiralised courgette summer salad. In our baking, the seasons are reflected as well, with the latest addition to our menu being a strawberry - elderflower muffin."
Chocolate Banana Bread
"We are all living through an incredibly difficult experience at the moment. And when it comes to seemingly small, but vitally important, choices like food, there’s so much at stake. Fresh, healthy and nutritious food truly has the power to make you feel healthy and happy, in body and mind. You’ll have more energy to go about these strange days and maybe more importantly right now: your overall mood and mental health may improve!"
"We know how easy it is to keep up old habits or go for the quick and easy option. which is so often not the healthiest one. Making changes, even for the better, can be incredibly challenging and requires mental space we currently may not have. That's why, at Bean & Stalk, we aim to make the healthy option an easy one.
"You can also buy for a loved one. We offer a gift basket that you can put together yourself. Choose from our whole range of cooking and baking, local honey and kombucha. Food is one of the most thoughtful gifts you can give, and thoughtful food even more so!"