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Ashurst Farm was taken on by Peter and Collette Haynes from the White brothers (Alec & Horace) in February 1994. They were able to obtain instant organic status from the Soil Association as the brothers had never used chemicals or “any such nonsense” since 1945 (they had also been hand milking cows right up until 1993). This healthy, vital and fertile soil is expressed in all of their vegetables. Alec White lived long after selling the farm and was fit and active enough to help hoe and weed the vegetables well into his 80’s – a true testament to an organic, hard working life. The Farm currently grow more than 40 varieties of vegetable on fifteen acres.

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