Kumar has a strong belief that food should be vegan, high quality, healthy, sourced locally and affordable to all. After years questioning his choice to rear sheep for meat, he decided to give up livestock farming and gave his entire flock of Llanwenog sheep to Goodheart Animal Sanctuary in Kidderminster. He sells vegan, gluten free masala dosa, tomato chutney and dhal in Totnes, and wants to set up a horticultural enterprise growing vegetables for his street markets.
Over the last decade we’ve seen dramatic changes to our climate. From rising temperatures and drought to flooding and forest fires.
One of the biggest factors to these negative changes is unsustainable large scale farming practices and factory farms. As individuals we feel it is important to come together as communities to take action against factory farming and seek out better systems that create more minimal impact on our wildlife, environment and people.
We believe people should know exactly where their food comes from, the way we raise animals for meat and how their food is produced. In order to protect what we already have for future generations we need to take action. We see hunger, poverty, and racial inequity continue to exist because of the political choices we have made. This has to change and we can!
Over the last five years we've been in the news, a few magazines and on panel talks. Including Devon Life and The Vegan Society's Grow Green conference to discuss the practicalities of animal farmers transitioning to plants.
June 2020: My farming story and the benefits of transitioning towards plant-based farming.
Feb 2020: Our close bond to our flock of sheep - filmed by Farm Sanctuary, New York
April 2019: Speaking at the Grown Green Conference in London. See website with audio of panel discussions
March 2019: 'A Global Revolution' documentary film trailer by Outpost Pictures
As well as being passionate about creating healthy and delicious vegan street food we are devoted to reducing our environmental impact wherever we can.
All our plates, takeaway containers and cutlery are biodegradable/compostable. Although this is a good thing, we would ideally like to eliminate this. By possibly purchasing reusable metal plates, indian style, which will mean we can reduce our waste further. In the mean time if you want to bring a reusable plate/container and cutlery to our stall you’ll be able to get 50p off your meal. We are always striving to reduce our environmental footprint, so if you have any ideas, please let us know.