The farm today


The farm today is an innovative, focused and committed food production system, supplying high quality, fresh salad products to customers all over Europe.

The farm today

The farm today is focused on the production of wholehead and babyleaf salads, whilst also growing a range of combinable crops.

Our primary production is for the catering and retail markets. With huge investment taking place in the year of 2014 into a brand new cold storage and packhouse facility, the business is dedicated to continuing its success in producing high quality products for our customers.

The farm is compliant with the standards of leading supermarkets and restaurants and is dedicated to producing food safely. The farm is currently being run by Stephen Betts with Nick Ottewell (Director). There is a team of 31 full time members of staff with 110 seasonal workers during the growing season.

Church Farm, Offham

  • The main farm office and cold storage is located on this site
  • The farms packhouse facility is based here
  • There is 130 Ha of farm land used for production of wholehead and babyleaf salads in cereal rotation
  • Church Farm is home for all of our seasonal team during the growing season

Cheveney Farm and Buston Manor Farm, Yalding

  • There is 276 Ha of farm land used for production
  • Buston Manor farm is primarily used for the production of combinable crops
  • Cheveney farm and surrounding area used for wholehead lettuce production
  • Winter filled reservoir used for water storage

Style Place Farm, Paris Farm and Goblands Farm, Hadlow

  • Three farms used for production of wholehead and babyleaf salads in cereal rotation
  • A total of 206 Ha of farm land used for production
  • A mixture of winter fill reservoirs and borehole water used for irrigation
  • The Style Place reservoir capacity was increased during 2013.

The life of a lettuce….

The above video shows the growth cycle of a wholehead iceberg lettuce. It was filmed over a period of 9 weeks during May 2014.

 
Salad Growers since 1930
 

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