Hear Me Raw is a Bristol-based social enterprise founded in 2017. We grow organic gourmet mushrooms and are proud producers of healthy and delicious speciality raw fine foods.
We work in partnerships with a number of local community farms and help to train and support them in the mushroom cultivation business. Each farm grows mushrooms in a specially converted shipping container and grows direct for their customers.
We believe in exceptional quality, locally grown, nutrient-rich produce at fair prices. We aim to give educational employment opportunities to disadvantaged members of society and those struggling to find work.
Using up-cycled waste produce to grow our mushrooms (namely spent coffee grounds, straw, and untreated sawdust), we strive to be at least carbon neutral, all whilst working symbiotically with nature.
Organisations We Support
Our Community / Environmental Pledges
Working in harmony with community and nature.
Free Education to Schools & Colleges
We give free educational resources, mushroom cultivation workshops and course spaces to local schools, colleges and community causes in and around Bristol. Educating people on the importance of eating healthy, sustainable and locally produced food is at the forefront of Hear Me Raw.
Food waste shouldn’t exist. We strive to be zero waste with all unsold fresh produce either being dehydrated (using our sun’s energy) for sale at a later date energy or donated to local food banks, homeless shelters, community kitchens or other good causes which help support our community.
Fair Prices with a Fixed Mark-Up
Nobody likes to pay more than they should for the food they eat. By keeping our expenses low, remaining flexible in our business operations and having a pay-cap for all staff fixed at the UK national average wage, we aim to make good quality food more financially available to all.
Locally Produced. 100% Organic. No Chemicals or other Nasties.
We were born to eat food, not chemicals. We will never add any nasty chemicals or fillers to the foods we produce and always aim to sell our produce the day it’s harvested.