Post-harvest – what is used to clean fruit and vegetables before they reach the shops?
Organic farming – can post-harvest fruit and veg be cleaned without chemicals?
You are in the business of growing, harvesting and even packaging fresh produce; but are you using the safest product on the market, to clean fruit and vegetables? Do you know what different methods are available? Consumers are demanding organic alternatives to traditionally farmed produce and the natural progression for every fresh food producer should […]
Food waste-7 ideas to reduce waste, save money and help the environment
Sales of organic food in the UK grew 5.3% in 2018 to £2.33bn, boosted by consumer interest in free-from options and healthy eating, according to a report by certification body the Soil Association. The natural progression for every fresh food producer should be to rid their crops of harmful chemicals to meet with these demands, […]
Soil solarisation – can I sterilise my garden soil without using Jeyes Fluid
As a Mum and a regular frequenter of the supermarkets, I understand that ‘getting the messages’ (going for the weekly food shop) can be a time consuming and sometimes costly chore. Knowing what is already in the house, what is in the freezer, remembering who eats what, not to mention the meal ideas – it’s […]
What is sustainable agriculture and why is it important?
Martin in a keen gardener; he is passionate about growing his own fruit and vegetables for himself and his family. Growing fruit and vegetables organically is a priority so when it comes to crop rotation and planting new seedlings Martin has a major concern. “How can I get rid of bacteria in my soil without […]
Sustainable agriculture; “That’s farming that doesn’t have a negative effect on the environment and farm animal’s right? “What has that got to do with me?” Many of you might think that the way in which a farmer grows and treats his for crops for disease, or rears his animals, has no direct relevance on you or your […]