The Soil Association was formed in 1946 to pioneer a better world – one where we can all eat, farm and live healthily, and with the environment in balance.

Green Gourmet and The Soil Association

Green Gourmet is delighted to hold a Soil Association license:

  • Green Gourmet now supply three products to school caterers that are certified organic and have the Soil Association logo featured on our literature
  • These products are helping school caterers achieve the outstanding Food for Life Catering Mark Gold award
  • In 2016, we supported the charity’s nationwide Organic Your September by creating our own literature to align with the campaign, which featured in a Food for Life email update

Soil Association

The Soil Association was formed in 1946 to pioneer a better world – one where we can all eat, farm and live healthily, and with the environment in balance.

Today, the Soil Association is the UK’s leading membership charity campaigning for healthy, humane and sustainable food, farming and land use. They are still dedicated to making positive change happen… farming and growing, buying, cooking and eating. They campaign, research and run innovative programmes that prove the case for change. They inspire millions of people to take their own step towards a better world.

The charity has a wholly owned subsidiary Soil Association Certification Limited, the UK’s largest organic certification body. The Soil Association works with over 6,000 businesses to certify products across food, farming, catering, health and beauty, textiles and forestry.

The way these businesses operate achieves real change in the world - they farm without chemicals, they make and serve healthier food and they educate their customers. The Soil Association logo is recognised and trusted by consumers and businesses around the world.

What the Soil Association do

They deliver their charitable aims under three strategic themes.

1. Facing the future

Much has changed since the Soil Association was born in 1946. The world's resources are being put under increasing pressure by intensive food and farming systems.

Working with farmers, growers and researchers, they’re championing practical solutions to farming's modern day challenges.

 2. Good food for all

Good food should be the easy choice for everyone, whoever and wherever they are.

They’re making good food available in nurseries, schools, universities, hospitals, care homes, workplaces and on the high street.

3. Enabling change

Through their trading subsidiary, Soil Association Certification, they work with over 6,000 businesses. The way these businesses operate achieves real change in the world - they farm without chemicals, they make and serve healthier food and they educate their customers.

 www.soilassociation.org