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OUR MISSION

Our mission is to inspire our community to eat real food that is crafted from the diversity and abundance of nature. Food presents an unparalleled opportunity to rebuild connections between individuals, farmers and nature. By cultivating a deeper appreciation for where our food comes from and how it's made, we can foster a stronger bond with the natural world and develop a greater sense of mindfulness in our everyday interactions with food.

By doing this we believe we can help people and the planet alike become healthier. 

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REBUILDING CONNECTIONS

Our vision of the future is one where connections are realized and rebuilt between citizens and nature; where humans and nature coexist in harmony and collective vitality. This is why for Grove and Meadow, every product is more than a delicious offering; it's a commitment - a vow to nurture not just individual health, but the health of our community and the wider environment. The choices we make, from sourcing raw materials to the creation of our final products, are guided by an ethos of sustainability, ethics and respect for the earth.

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OUR CIRCULARITY

We are driven by a desire to transform the canvas of Kenya’s food landscape which is why our social and environmental activities stretch beyond our healthy product range. The profitability of our sister business, brown's food co, enables us to reinvest in innovation and new projects that aim to further impact community health, care for our employees, support the farming community and regenerate soils. We intentionally choose to sell our products within Kenya so that the nutritional benefits stay within the country.

HOW ARE WE DIFFERENT?

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YOUR HEALTH IS OUR PRIORITY

We believe slow food is good food. It enhances nutritional benefits AND removes the need for preservatives, modifed starches or artificial coloring. Why add non-food ingredients when we can take advantage of the healthy alternatives with some creativity and effort?

 

Through the traditional processing techniques of fermentation, sprouting and stone-ground milling the bioavailability of nutrients increases. This makes digestion easier meaning you absorb greater nutritional value than would have otherwise been possible!

WE USE FRESH INGREDIENTS

Most plant-based dairy alternative products are manufactured abroad and imported from large mass-produced farms. Our base ingredients of coconuts, cashews, oats, plantains and cassava are all grown on small farms in East Africa.

 

Small farms mean less large agribusiness nonsense. No yield enhancers, no crazy fertilisers, no giant corporations. Just farmers.

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LOOKING AFTER YOUR GUT AND THE SOIL

Our guts are our second brains meaning a healthy gut contributes to positive mental health. Healthy gut linings are needed for nutrient absorption and a healthy microbiome is needed for proper hormone functioning and avoiding inflammation.

 

One way of ensuring a healthy gut is eating a diverse range of plant-based foods AND did you know that soils which produce diverse crops are also the healthiest and most resilient?

WE USE JUST THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF SWEETNESS

Sugar and sweeteners and “natural flavourings’ are the key to the big brands big flavour.

We know that delicious, natural ingredients like coconuts and plantains, taste great as they are. So we skip the industrial stuff and just use a touch of raw cane sugar, jaggery or honey. This is also much better for our health!

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WE CARE ABOUT OUR SUPPLY CHAIN AND CARBON FOOTPRINT

Most dairy alternatives are highly processed and have stabilizers and preservatives to be able to ship to the ends of the Earth and enjoy 2-year shelf lives. 

 

Our products are made fresh, kept in the fridge and come from the farm to you in less than 500 miles. 

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