A couple of weeks ago (26th April) I had the pleasure of photographing Silo Cafe in Brighton for Greenpeace International. The cafe is truly inspirational – it adopts many eco-friendly principles; most of the food is local, seasonal and organic, the food is unprocessed and served in it’s wholest form. To eliminate waste, the cafe uses local ingredients that generate no waste and they trade directly with local farmers and suppliers of intercepted waste which is heading to landfill. Their delivery vehicles are re-usable vessels and the cafe composts any green waste. The compost is then bagged and distributed to customers for free. Even more exciting – Silo is planning a zero carbon delivery of food that comes from abroad. The food will be delivered on a sailing boat, called Tres Hombres, which will end it’s journey at Brighton Marina. Tres Hombres is an engineless sailing cargo ship and an ambassador for clean & sustainable transport over sea.
The staff were really lovely and welcoming, offering me food and drinks to try throughout the day – I have to say the food was absolutely amazing!! Really yummy cakes, coffee, juices and more… (it’s making me hungary thinking about it!)… Well worth a visit if you are in Brighton.