Here at Curious, we care about our planet. We know that without the Earth we couldn’t grow our wonderful fruits and vegetables, and that’s why we take care to make sure we are sustainable and ethical in all areas of our business.
Like everyone, we are still learning and making changes all the time to become more sustainable and eco-friendly. We like to think that the changes we’ve made recently are for the better and with the future in mind.
Let’s go through the changes we’ve made so far:
1. We have an intelligent air system in our packhouse, which recycles air from our main building and offices. When recycling the air, it is cooled down and pumped into the packhouse making a better environment for packing and making the air system eco-friendly.
2. It's no secret that a very important element of growing Chicory is water. Therefore, we have a clever water recycling system that re-uses rainwater to grow our chicory crop!
3. To help conserve energy, every light at Curious HQ is fitted with a sensor. This means that they turn off when no motion is detected to help save energy.
4. We have purchased a new forklift fleet to help further reduce our carbon footprint. The new fleet runs on electric, so that means our use of diesel and our diesel consumption has reduced.
5. We mentioned before that it takes a lot of water to grow chicory, and although we re-use rainwater like we said before, we also have much more efficient technology in our chicory growing rooms which helps reduce water consumption. It will detect when water is needed and then send it through the system, rather than having a constant flow. This also helps to conserve energy.
We have many more plans in the future to become more sustainable, ethical, and eco-friendly and one of our main goals for the future is to be part of a B-corp business!
We’ll keep you updated on our Sustainability journey via our blogs and social media, so if you’re ever curious to see what we’re up to, give us a follow!
Celeriac, known as “The Ugly One” is a staple in many kitchens. So versatile and tasty it goes with many dishes as well as being a centerpiece in itself.
Our favourite way to enjoy celeriac is cut into chips and roasted in the oven, but we do love it roasted with herbs and garlic.
Take a look at Wholefood Warrior’s "Whole Baked Celeriac" with warm couscous salad recipe if you are looking for some dinner inspiration.
Or if you want to try something new with Celeriac, why not try her "Celeriac and Duck Egg Carbonara". The images of these dishes are below:
If you haven't tried it before, here's 5 things you might not know about Celeriac:
1️. Celeriac juice helps ulcers and injuries heal when applied directly as a compress to the affected area.
2️. Celeriac belongs to the same plant family as carrots and is also related to celery, parsley, and parsnips.
3️. Peak season for Celeriac is September to April, but celeriac is generally available and grown all year-round.
4. Celeriac is very low in calories and 100g of Celeriac Root only contains 42 calories.
5. Celeriac can discolour quickly once peeled, so if you don’t use your celeriac all in one go, you can keep it fresh by storing it in water with a squeeze of lemon juice and some white wine vinegar.
You can buy Curious Celeriac at Booths Country Stores or on Amazon Fresh.