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Westmill Organics

Westmill Organics is a local organic vegetable box scheme delivering high quality, freshly harvested vegetables directly to you every week. We are located at Westmill Farm on the border of Wiltshire and Oxfordshire. Pete Richardson has been growing organic veg for over 16 years and has won numerous awards and recognitions for quality, taste and service. Pete’s passion for organic horticulture is well known in Oxfordshire and beyond. He is a member of TOG (Thames Organic Growers) and has been involved with the Soil Association for many years.

Hook & Son

Father and son Phil and Steve Hook farm Longleys Farm organically. They have been in partnership together at Longleys Farm Hailsham since 1991. Farming is in their blood, the Hook family have been farming in East Sussex for at least 250 years! We farm 180 acres just north of Hailsham, and on the very western edge of the Pevensey Levels Site of Special Scientific Interest (S.S.S.I.) The organic methods of farming that we use work in harmony with maintaining and enhancing this important and wonderful local ecology. Our farm is teeming with a wide variety of flora and fauna.

Animal welfare

Animal welfare

"If we grant ourselves the right to kill other animals for food, then the least we can do, is strive to give them the best life in our care."
Creedy Carver, Devon.

Healthy fresh food

Healthy fresh food

It should come as no surprise to anyone that eating fresh food is better for you than processed 'engineered' food. We're constantly reminded of that fact through the media and yet still large swathes of the population choose not to partake in a regime of healthy cooking perhaps due to time constraints, perceived additional costs or just a lack of interest.

Fairness to UK producers and growers

Fairness to UK producers and growers

In the UK in the main supermarkets are constantly competing with each other in a never ending battle to offer the customer the lowest possible price. This comes at a huge cost to national farmers who are being pressured more and more to supply the supermarkets with cheap produce. Often the farms are actually operating at a loss with the farmer relying solely on annual subsidies from the government. As these subsidies are directly proportional to the amount of land the farm owns, many small scale farmers simple become bankrupt. The result of this?

Cost effectiveness of food boxes

Cost effectiveness of food boxes

Supermarkets in the UK unsurprisingly have massive buying power and therefore one would assume that they can offer some seriously cheap vegetables. However the truth is, is that food box schemes are consistently cheaper than the major supermarkets. The big supermarkets will buy from the growers at the lowest possible rate, often squeezing them, and from anywhere in the world. By selling direct, the producers can offer their goods at an even lower price which is greater than what the supermarkets would give them.

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