Ashurst Organics

Description

Ashurst Organics veg box scheme started in 1994 as a Community Supported venture organised by Common Cause Co-operative - a social enterprise based in Lewes, East Sussex.

When Peter and Collette Haynes took on Ashurst Farm from the White brothers (Alec & Horace) they were able to obtain instant organic status from the Soil Association as the brothers had never used chemicals or "any such nonsense" since 1945 (they had also been hand milking cows right up until 1993). This meant a healthy, vital and fertile soil but also a weed-seed bank from the time of the Ark!

We currently grow more than 40 varieties of vegetable on fifteen acres to supply the boxes to nearby towns and villages. We also sell twice a month at the Lewes Farmers Market and to local shops, cafes and caterers.

We supplement the boxes with veg from other local growers who have glasshouses to extend the season and increase variety. At certain times of the year when local seasonal veg is limited we buy in from further afield. UK first, then France and Spain during the Hungry Gap. None of our veg is air freighted.

Contact

Tel: +44 (0) 1273 891 219
Email: ashurstveg@btinternet.com
Web: www.ashurst-organics.com

Location

The Orchard,
Ashurst Farm,
Plumpton, East Sussex BN7 3AP
United Kingdom

Key Words

organic,local,Sussex,farmers’ market,Lewes

Memberships & Accreditations

Soil Association

Creation Date: 
Tuesday, 26 January, 2016 - 15:28
Last Updated: 
Tuesday, 26 January, 2016 - 15:28

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