We have recently made our first pick up from Sopley Salads, a local working farm in Christchurch. Sopley Salads grow some of the best produce in Dorset, which will now go into some of the dishes served at Tops Wimborne. All the produce was picked within 24 hours of us collecting it, making it fresh and keeping as much nutritional value as possible.
Forming this close relationship with Sopley Salads is an exciting opportunity for Tops; not only can we receive sustainable produce but we can also educate the children on where their food comes from.
Peter Ttofis, Catering Manager at Tops, said “I think this is really unique as I cannot imagine many other nurseries having this relationship with a local farm. All grown within 8 miles of the kitchen and picked up in our electric vehicle too. We are looking forward to working closely with Sopley Salads and are proud to serve some of the best produce available to the children at our sites”.
Here at Tops, we are one of the UK’s leading eco-sustainable childcare providers and are big believers in healthy eating. We recently introduced vegan and vegetarian options to our menus, meaning fresh produce is an important part of creating the healthy, balanced meals for the children. Click here to check out some of our recipes on our website, such as our soft shell tacos, mushroom pie and butternut squash risotto.