The rich sandy soils of the Greensand Ridge are ideal for onion and shallot growing and we have been growing onions for 30 years on these pastures. We are passionate about supplying great tasting onions and shallots in the most sustainable way.
We pride ourselves on being environmentally friendly and take great care of the land that we farm on. All of our fields are ringed by strips of uncultivated land, which are rich in wild flora and fauna, and encourage biodiversity.
We farm over 150 acres of shallots and still, to this day, neatly sow our shallots in lines which are planted exactly 40mm apart and 20mm deep by automated tractors controlled by GPS technology.
This combination of modern and traditional technologies allows us to farm in the most effective ways, saving energy and reducing waste whilst growing quality products.
And it’s not just onions we’re good at…
For the last few years we’ve also been putting our growing skills to other uses. We use various grains and quinoa grown on the farm in our own range of bird food. Head over to Ivel Valley Bird Food to find out more about our products and how you can buy them.
We also stock a range of making, growing, culturing and fermenting kits in the hopes of encouraging people to try their hand at homemade foods. The philosophy behind PickleFresh.co.uk is simple, we believe that, in an age where we spend more time in front of screens than each other, we need a reminder of the simple pleasures in life. Head to the website to find out more.