We are proud to have been awarded the Suffolk Carbon Charter Gold accreditation.

We do believe that there is now, on this planet, a climate emergency. The carbon footprint of our business activities is balanced both by the mature and increasing number of developing trees around the farm, by the large areas of grassland under our strawberry tabletops and around all the field margins.

We have been recording and assessing the impact of our farming activities on  the environment for 12 years. This enables us to better understand and become much more efficient at what we do.

  • We take monthly readings of electricity, water and gas meters

  • We take meter readings from the solar panels generating electricity; and from the ground sourced heat pump used to heat farm buildings

  • We are able to calculate the quantity of water required to produce one tonne of strawberries 

  • We record the fuel used for our deliveries

  • We calculate the amount of Nitrogen, Phosphate and Potassium required to produce one tonne of strawberries as well as the carbon emitted in their production.

  • From all these readings we calculate the total carbon footprint of our farming activities

  • We manage and enhance the natural environment: conservation areas feed birds overwinter and butterflies and bees during the summer; trees and hedges are managed carefully; a new hedge has been planted and many self sown trees are allowed to develop. 

 

        .............and much more! 

 

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