News From The Farm
At the end of 2016 we said a fond farewell to our Farm Manager Jim Cross who has retired after 32 years with the company. We all wish him well in his retirement.
We welcome our new Farm Manager Rob Sturrock who started with us at the back end of 2016. He has mighty shoes to fill but is already finding his feet and settling in well. Introducing new ideas and practices to improve production and sustainability on the Farm.
The Bellis Family have farmed land in Holt since the 1860s. Today we have a Market Gardening Farm growing a wide selection of fruit & vegetables for you to buy in the farm shop. This fresh produce is wonderful as it can go from field to shop in a matter of minutes & with zero food miles. In the summer months we open some of the fields for Pick Your Own. Jim Cross has been our farm manager for the last 27 years and he works hard through out the year to provide our customers with quality produce.
After a very mild Winter, Spring is moving along nicely. Lack of rainfall will start to cause problems for our newly established crops so we will have to consider starting irrigation soon.
The only crops we are harvesting at the moment are purple sprouting broccoli and cauliflower. Hopefully the asparagus will be ready to start picking in the next 2-3 weeks.
We welcome our new Farm Manager Rob Sturrock to the team. He has mighty shoes to fill but is already finding his feet and settling in well. Introducing new ideas and practices to improve production and sustainability on the Farm.