Our Food Buying Policy
In the middle of a circle is Abbey Home Farm. Here we grow and raise as much food as we can, soil type and climate allowing. We then move out from the middle of the circle slowly and carefully. First to the local area, then the neighbouring counties, across the rest of the UK and then on, still with great care, across the channel to Europe and the wider world.
Air freight is rarely used but we do often choose imported vegetables that are in season in their country of origin and brought to uk by lorry and ferry rather than uk vegetables that have been grown in heated polytunnels using massive amounts of fossil fuels.
(We are always looking for research done on energy use. Any comments welcomed.)