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We grow a wide range of vegetables and herbs. As well as the usual beans, leaves, lettuce, carrots, beetroot and celery we grow some more unusual vegetables such as aubergines, okra and tomatillos. Our interest in cookery means we have always preferred organically grown vegetables ourselves for the taste and now we grow the freshest and tastiest varieties we can find.
Our vegetables are now fully organic. We achieved our soil association certification in September 2008 and We have find that our land is particularly suitable for growing leaves. We are providing quantities of Chard, Mixed Salad Leaves and Mixed stir-fry leaves. You might like to see some pictures of the place.
We acquired the glasshouses in September 2006 due to the expansion of our Plants4Presents,co.uk business which meant we needed somewhere to pack and store the plants. The Glasshouses were ideal for that.
What to do with the glass? Old wide-span glasshouses like ours are ideal for growing organic vegetables.. So we started growing vegetables and applied for Soil Association certification achieved in 2008. We have been able to reclaim all the glass drawing our early experience in plant science and small holding and have just this year added a rainwater harvesting reservoir to the site.
There are 4 family members working pretty much full time in the business plus another 6 people who work with us. We run a couple of other related businesses too. .
When we set the business up, we thought it was important to produce things that were useful or made other people feel good. We wanted to minimise our impact on the environment, do things that interested us and earn an honest living working with people that we like.
We always try and give value for money and be responsive to our customers needs in the various businesses that we run.
We are looking forward to developing our glasshouses in a sustainable way and look forward to your company on the journey.