We are based in the heart of Windmill Hill City Farm, a four-acre city farm which offers educational, recreational and therapeutic facilities and activities for local people including a range of farmyard animals, community gardens, picnic area, an adventure playground, community building with meeting spaces, a five-a-side pitch, environmental and craft-based courses, and a nursery. Windmill Hill City Farm was formed in 1976, and the café followed soon after.
Our menu is constantly changing, but you can always find the best produce at the core of our dishes. We aim to keep it simple and do it well, with generous portions and accessible prices. The Farm has a strong environmental policy, and we play our part by using great local produce, some of it from our own doorstep and recycling much of the waste we produce, including adding to the Farm’s compost heaps daily.
We choose our suppliers based on how well they reflect the ethos of the farm, preferring to use local and small-scale producers, who pay attention to animal welfare and who respect the rights of their own suppliers through schemes such as Fair Trade. We also find that small-scale producers usually take more pride in their product and take a personal interest in maintaining the quality. As a City Farm that rears various animals, it makes sense to use suppliers that reflect the standards of animal welfare that we strive for here.
We provide opportunities for volunteers to get involved in the operation of the café, and value the contribution they make. Volunteer activity and community involvement are at the heart of the Farm.
Flexitarian Bristol Silver Award holder
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