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Guernsey Organic Growers

NOTICE CONCERNING PAYMENTS

This notice affects customers who pay weekly by cheque.

It is becoming increasingly expensive for us to pay in cheques, due to Bank charges.

Would customers who currently pay by cheque on a weekly basis, please consider paying on a four weekly or monthly cycle. This does not necessarily have to be in advance, as payment in arrears would be considered.

Reminders can be issued if required.

We hope you will consider this option, and thank you in anticipation.

Anne Sandwith & Jeremy Clegg.


Hello,

I am Anne Sandwith and I started growing on our present vinery site in Baubigny over twelve years ago, and soon obtained the Soil Association organic symbol. Five years ago Jeremy Clegg joined the business. We now grow over 40 different varieties of vegetables in our greenhouses and surrounding land. For the past seven years the box scheme has been our main marketing method.

If you would like to see a little of the vinery, take a look at our new Gallery.

I hope you find this website useful. It explains why organic food is important, how our home delivery system works to provide premium produce at reasonable prices, and how you can join the scheme yourself. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to e-mail me. Please do NOT use e-mail for last minute changes to your order or cancellations, as I cannot guarantee to always pick up your e-mail in time. ALWAYS use either telephone or FAX for these changes, thanks.



Organic Produce - Healthier for you and Better for the Environment

Food quality, nutrition and human health are inextricably linked, and we are clearly experiencing an escalation of food-related problems. Almost every day there are food scare stories raised somewhere in the media. More and more, connections are being suggested between intensive agriculture and the sources of these problems. There is increasing recognition that organic methods can supply safe, healthy and nutritious food that tastes good.

Recent research shows that pesticide residues sometimes as high as six times the recommended safety level can be found in intensively farmed food. Organic regulations restrict the use of artificial pesticides and fertilisers and precise records must be kept on all aspects of our operation. Herbicides are prohibited and genetically modified crops and processes are banned by the Soil Association. We aim to grow in a manner which is as environmentally sustainable as possible and to produce healthy, tasty, chemical-free produce.

Recent studies by the British Heart Foundation has shown that eating 5 portions of vegetable and fruit a day could save between 20% and 30% of the lives lost through heart disease. Of course organic produce is even better for you as it hasn't been treated with any noxious chemicals and some studies suggest it contains more vitamins and trace elements than conventionally grown food.

Organic farming and growing aims to employ sustainable methods which benefit the environment, animal welfare and wildlife. We seek to work in harmony with nature and encourage biodiversity.



The Organic Symbol

Organic is a term defined by law and all organic food production and processing is governed by a strict set of rules. The Soil Association Symbol is given to organic products which have been inspected and conform to Standards for Organic Food & Farming.

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