Halifax Courier Community Spirit Awards 2014
July 11, 2014 – 4:15 pm | No Comment

    
Some of the team attended the Halifax Courier’s annual Community Spirit Awards last night – an evening dedicated to selfless, caring and motivated individuals who aim and work to put something back into communities …

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Suma is recruiting drivers
July 18, 2014 – 2:01 pm | No Comment

Suma truckWe are currently recruiting Cat C and Cat C+E drivers based at our Elland distribution centre to cover our busy summer period.

Successful candidates will be offered a 3 – 4 day contact for a 3 month period. There may be the opportunity to extend this contract for a further 6 months dependent on performance and demand. Rate of pay is £315 per week for a 3 day worker plus overtime.

Successful candidates will be offered a range of driving work including single day, overnight and London multi-drop driving. There may also be an opportunity for night trunking dependent on licence entitlement.

Please use the Suma application form (available here) to apply or phone 01422 313882 for further details.

Closing date extended to 4th August 2014.

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A Vegetarian Nursery in Hebden Bridge
July 21, 2014 – 9:29 am | No Comment

These days, when so many institutions are paring down their food bill as part of cutting costs to a minimum, it is heartening to learn that there are places where fabulous tasting, nutritious food and quality ingredients remain central to the care that they provide.

Long time Suma Customer, Crossley Mill Nursery, sits in a beautiful canal-side location in the heart of Hebden Bridge. It is housed in an old mill that was specially converted in 1998 on the initiative of a group of parents who were keen to secure better childcare for under 5’s in the Upper Calder Valley. It cares for up to 46 children from 0-5 years.
One of the nursery’s unique features, aside from the fact that it is still run as a charity overseen by volunteer trustees, is that it has served only vegetarian food since it first opened in 1985 at their first premises.
Jessica Cracknell, the manager of Crossley Mill, says, “As a nursery we really aim to be a home-from-home for the children we look after. Parents tell us that the quality and variety of food we offer are among the main reasons they choose to bring their children to Crossley Mill.”

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The kitchen hatch opens into the nursery, which is important not only for serving food – it means that children can see their meals being prepared, and appetites are sharpened by the delicious smells which drift in from the kitchen throughout the day.
Crossley Mill’s full-time cook is Helen Potts, who clearly relishes the challenge of making healthy food interesting for little ones to eat. Helen says, “I thoroughly enjoy working with organic ingredients, and Suma’s quality produce gives me enthusiasm whilst cooking, which in turn inspires me to create adventurous, wholesome meals for the children.”

“Meal times at Crossley Mill are hugely sociable too,” adds Jessica. The staff enjoy eating meals and snacks with the children and use this time to teach them all about being healthy, about different foods and festivals from around the world, and how our delicious meals are prepared. Our parents and carers keep asking for the recipes we use so they can make the same dishes at home for the family to enjoy.”
And it’s not only children who benefit from the skills of Crossley Mill’s cooks. Nursery staff give up their own time to ensure that the grown ups occasionally get to taste some of Helen’s lovely food. Jessica says, “We consider ourselves part of the community, so it’s always good to invite others in to share our fun as often as we can. We served pie and peas to around 90 people at our bonfire night party, and made mince pies and mulled wine for parents during our carol singing at Christmas.”

It can’t always be said that parents are jealous of the meals their children get to eat while at school or nursery, but Crossley Mill appears to have achieved this. As one parent says, “The food is truly brilliant… the varied vegetarian menu has given my children an eclectic palate that they wouldn’t have enjoyed at home!”

Suma is recruiting drivers
July 18, 2014 – 2:01 pm | No Comment
Suma is recruiting drivers

We are currently recruiting Cat C and Cat C+E drivers based at our Elland distribution centre to cover our busy summer period.
Successful candidates will be offered a 3 – 4 day contact for a …

Co-operative of the Year 2014: Suma Wholefoods
July 9, 2014 – 11:25 am | No Comment
Co-operative of the Year 2014: Suma Wholefoods

Suma Foods has been awarded the title of “Cooperative of the year 2014” in an annual award open to over 6000 cooperative businesses.
The decision was announced at Co-operatives UK AGM, held on Friday 27 June …

Healthy eating on a budget
July 8, 2014 – 3:05 pm | No Comment
Healthy eating on a budget

Of course we’re not biased here at Suma but to quote from the Vegetarian Society Website;
“…research shows that in many ways a vegetarian diet is healthier than that of a typical meat eater… a …

New Style Suma Bamboo T-Shirts
July 3, 2014 – 9:40 am | No Comment
New Style Suma Bamboo T-Shirts

New design, same great quality, new lower price. An environmentally friendly choice with style! Bamboo is our fabric of choice. Fabric made from bamboo fibre is special because it is incredibly soft, smooth and comfortable, …

Suma Football
June 30, 2014 – 9:52 am | No Comment
Suma Football

Expect Charity 7-a-side Football Tournament

Quick and Easy Satay Sauce with Roasted Tofu
June 27, 2014 – 12:54 pm | No Comment
Quick and Easy Satay Sauce with Roasted Tofu

To make the satay sauce

Ecover and Algal Oil
June 27, 2014 – 12:45 pm | No Comment
Ecover and Algal Oil

There are various statements and rumours spreading around the internet relating to one experimental batch of one product that Ecover made in an attempt to reduce their reliance on, for example, petroleum and palm oil. …

Raw Vegan Pecan Pie
June 24, 2014 – 12:05 pm | No Comment
Raw Vegan Pecan Pie

Try our raw vegan pecan pie recipe, a delicious vegan variant on the traditional offering using a mix of ground nuts, coconut oil, dates and agave syrup. So simple it can be made in under 10 minutes.

Turkey Lodge Tour Fest – A Tour de France event
June 17, 2014 – 1:29 pm | No Comment
Turkey Lodge Tour Fest – A Tour de France event

Turkey Lodge Tour Fest
A Tour de France event
Sunday 6th July – 7.30am – 7.00pm

Little Valley Brewery, with a little help from its friends has released the date and times for the ‘Turkey Lodge Tour Fest’ …

Porridge of Champions
June 13, 2014 – 3:02 pm | No Comment
Porridge of Champions

This delicious porridge is packed full of super healthy berries