Pieminister joins forces with Forestry England to plant a new forest

Pieminster Forest

Pieminister, the Bristol-headquartered independent, family-run business with a branch at the Five Valleys indoor market in Stroud, is setting a series of ambitious goals to hit by 2025.

These include growing its award-winning plant-based product range which will help fund a Forestry England forest: the more plant-based products sold, the more trees Pieminister will be able to fund.

Pieminister has partnered with Forestry England, which has been shaping landscapes for people, wildlife and nature for more than a century.

Jon Simon, Pieminister Co-founder sayid: “We want to help consumers consume sustainably which is why we’re increasing the number of plant-based products we make.  Eating less meat and planting more trees are two simple things we can all do for the health of our planet, so we’re delighted to bring these two actions together this summer through Eat Pies: Plant Trees.  And we couldn’t be happier to be doing this in partnership with Forestry England.  They’ve been caring for forests for over a century, so we know they’re the people to plant and nurture our new forest for generations to come.”

The campaign runs from April to September 2021 and all the proceeds raised through plant-based patty and pie sales, 5 per cent lager sales and refill take-out donations will go directly to Forestry England, for the planting of a new forest in England.

PieministerInspired by the pie shops they frequented while travelling in Australia, Jon Simon and Tristan Hogg decided they wanted to revive the once-great British Pie on their return home.  So, in 2003 the two friends opened a small pie-shop and kitchen on Stokes Croft in Bristol and Pieminister was born. They soon gained a great reputation for making delicious pies and helped revolutionise a flagging pie industry with exciting recipes, excellent quality, ethical ingredients, great branding and a knack for making exceptionally good pastry.

Pieminister has been making pies in Bristol ever since. A local family business (Jon and Tristan are now brothers-in-law and both their sisters work for the business too), their ingredients are responsibly sourced, and all of their growing range of vegan patties and pies carry the trusted Vegan trademark and are registered with the Vegan Society. To read about Pieminister’s sustainability goals in full and track progress, visit www.pieminister.co.uk/sustainability.




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