Provenance

The British Quinoa Company

Shropshire, United Kingdom

  • Founded: 2006

The British Quinoa Company started back in 2001 when Stephen read a magazine article about the fantastic nutritional properties of quinoa, leading him to buy a small amount to try the product.
Fortunately, he loved it, but it got him thinking........wouldn’t it be great if we could produce British grown quinoa on the family farm?
And so, the experiment began!

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    • The Vegetarian Society

      To be approved a product must fulfil all of the following criteria: To be free from animal flesh, meat or bone stock, animal or carcass fats, gelatine or aspic. To contain only free-range eggs, where eggs are used. To be free from genetically modified organisms (GMOs). There must also be no cross-contamination with non-vegetarian products during production process and be cruelty-free - no animal testing is permitted.

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      To be approved a product must fulfil all of the following criteria: To be free from animal flesh, meat or bone stock, animal or carcass fats, gelatine or aspic. To contain only free-range eggs, where eggs are used. To be free from genetically modified organisms (GMOs). There must also be no cross-contamination with non-vegetarian products during production process and be cruelty-free - no animal testing is permitted.

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  • Claims
    • 100% made in the UK
    • Producing, sourcing or manufacturing entirely in the United Kingdom

    • family-owned business
    • Operating with two or more family members involved, and the majority of ownership lies within a family.

    • high quality raw materials
    • Using materials made with basic ingredients, materials or substances of very good quality.

    • innovator
    • Introducing new methods, ideas, or products.

    • local employer
    • Supporting skill and talent from locations restricted to a particular area.

    • non-GMO
    • Producing without genetic modification or engineering techniques.

    • vegetarian
    • Free from meat or fish, and sometimes other animal products.

    • gluten free
    • Food stuffs or a diet not containing any gluten

  • Values
    • authenticity
    • Sourcing from undisputed origins or producing with signature methods.

    • environment
    • The natural world as affected by human activity.

    • innovation
    • Introducing new methods or ideas to change what has already been established.

    • quality
    • Meeting the minimum standard or higher, required to satisfy customer needs.

    • sustainability
    • Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

    • equality
    • Providing individuals the same status, rights or opportunities.

    • creativity
    • The use of imagination or original ideas to create things.

    • originality
    • The quality of being independent, creative or novel.

    • family
    • A bond existing within a group of people mutually associated with each other.

    • collaboration
    • Working with another to produce something.

  • Social Impact

    We are proud that our Quinoa is sold locally and also much further afield.
    We provide Quinoa for well known high street shops and Famous Eateries/restaurant chains.
    We Are an employer of people local to the farm

  • Environmental Impact

    We aim to leave valuable habitats untouched while also striving to create new areas for wildlife to thrive. Quinoa in itself is great for the farmed environment, by providing the wildlife in our area with a new habitat in which it can live. We often see a panoply of different insects living within the crop, drawn by the fleshy nature of the leaves. One of the key things we can do to assist biodiversity is to provide a wide range of habitats, and quinoa fits in nicely with other major agricultural crops such as wheat, barley and oil seed rape, helping to make the landscape just that little bit different.

  • Governance

    Based on our family farm in North Shropshire. The business is run by Stephen Jones, along with his father Edward, and we have worked together to establish quinoa as a British grown crop. Farming has been in our family for several generations and has traditionally grown combinable crops, so quinoa is a great addition to our rotation.

  • Beautiful Quinoa seeds. A healthy crop makes a delicious product!

    Beautiful Quinoa seeds. A healthy crop makes a delicious product!

    Shropshire, United Kingdom

  • Harvesting our first commercial crop of British Quinoa.

    Harvesting our first commercial crop of British Quinoa.

    Shropshire, United Kingdom

  • Shropshire, United Kingdom

  • Shropshire, United Kingdom

  • Shropshire, United Kingdom

The British Quinoa Company

Shropshire, United Kingdom

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