London Grown, Haringey/Enfield
This is new urban food growing cooperative who we share our base with at the Wolves Lane Centre.
The collective consists of staff and volunteers, many of whom are graduates of OrganicLea's horticultural training programme. They're growing organic produce at Wolves Lane and Pasteur Gardens - a nine acre site down the road in Enfield. They produce a delicious range of tomatoes, cucumbers, beans, salad leaves, kale, chard and squash as well as running volunteer sessions and food growing sessions with local schools, helping more people discover the social and health benefits of community food growing.
Ripple Farm, Kent
Martin Mackey is a small tenant farmer from the Stour Valley in Kent. He farms 35 acres where he grows over 15 different organic potato varieties (he's very passionate about potatoes!) as well as wonderful brassicas, salad leaves, carrots, beetroot, squash and leeks. All Martin's produce is Soil Association certified. His passion for agroecology, his amazing team of workers and his commitment to a sustainable future is an insiration to us.
Sarah Green's Organics, Essex
Sarah Green's Organics is situated in Tillingham, on the Dengie Peninsula in Essex. Sarah is the third generation of Greens to farm this land. She grows a wide selection of seasonal vegetables on her 35-acre farm and harvests the vegetables fresh from the field specifically to order. She sells her produce at farmers' markets and to her own box scheme customers, as well as small veg schemes like Crop Drop. Sarah is particularly proud of her purple-sprouting broccoli, broad beans and caulis, including purple varieties. Sarah Green's Organics is Soil Association certified.
Forty Hall Farm, Enfield
Situated on the outskirts of London, this farm is run by Capel Manor College, the only further education college in London specialising in learning about the environment.
Forty Hall is a mixed farm with a variety of animals, including many rare breeds. Home to London’s only organic commercial vineyard as well as a thriving community orchard, a forest garden and a new market garden. Beth Stewart is head grower at the farm and produces a delicious variety of Soil Association certified produce for Crop Drop. And they're only fifteen minutes drive away!
Westmill Organics, Swindon
Westmill Organics is a sustainable horticultural operation on the Wiltshire/Oxfordshire borders. Pete's produce is grown with passion, experience and enthusiasm on wildlife-rich land that has been certified organic for over 20 years. Soil Association certified. His Nante carrots are probably the best we've ever tried. Westmill Farm is also home to five iconic Wind Turbines and the UK's first community-owned Solar Panel Farm, a beautiful Woodland Burial Ground, an Apple Tree Nursery, and Root and Branch, a centre for horticultural therapy.