Barcombe Nurseries - Organic veg box delivery

Barcombe Nurseries - Organic veg box delivery

Organic/Local Food

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Our aim is to produce an organic veg box that is as local as possible, filled with fresh varied seasonal produce at good value the year through.

•We have been growing vegetables on ten fertile acres near Lewes for 14 years.
•Producing boxes that are as seasonal and as local as possible
•Fresh and Affordable
•Doorstep delivery

In 1997, Adrian Halstead, always a keen allotment gardener, took a leap of faith and bought the nursery in rural Barcombe, four miles west of Lewes and twelve miles north of Brighton. He began the conversion to organic status under the auspices of the Soil Association with the idea of starting a local vegetable box scheme.

And here we are, still going strong! A crew of ten permanent employees, living in the area, from all walks of life, sharing the varied, relentless tasks that producing a veg box offers.

We grow a rotation of a wide range of alliums, brassicas, curcubits, legumes and graminae (the families of leeks, cabbage, squash, beans and sweetcorn) as well as a fallow crop of green manure to build fertility, in a beautiful, peaceful field, surrounded by traditional hedgerows, cedar trees and oaks, looking towards the South Downs.

The remaining acreage is cultivated mainly in polytunnels and glasshouses in which we grow chard, brassica greens, spring onions, herbs and salad throughout the year. In the summer we produce unusual varieties of tomatoes, aubergines, courgettes and beans as well as specialty crops including peas, green garlic, shallots and beetroot. Sometimes also chillis!

It is from these crops that we begin the menu for the contents of each week's vegetables boxes, supplementing them with produce from other organic growers, local and further afield, as we need.

(Biodynamic eggs supplied locally, from Forest Row, East Sussex)
(Sometimes fruit sourced elsewhere)

01273 400011

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