Tolhurst Organic is helping to rebuild local food economies

We believe that changing the way we produce and distribute food is fundamental to solving the world’s most pressing social and ecological problems.

About Tolhurst Organic

We are one of the longest running organic farms in the country. We have been looking after food and land for over 40 years. Our organic certification with the Soil Association began in 1976.

We have a very low carbon footprint. Compared with supermarket conventional produce, we are 90% more efficient. Our whole farm produces the same amount of carbon as the average household and supplies 400 families, so we are probably one of the greenest Box Schemes available.

By sourcing fruit and vegetables from us, your money will be supporting local communities: over 85% of what we earn goes directly into the local community. This has far-reaching environmental and social benefits.

We train and educate farmers and growers for the future, helping to reduce the environmental impact of food production.

We have been highly acclaimed by many environmental and organic organisations.

We grow a high percentage of our own vegetables. Wherever possible we only use local UK produce when we do have to buy in during the “hungry gap”.

We produce our vegetables without by-products from animal farms and we were the first farm in the world to be awarded the Stockfree Organic Standard.

Fair prices for farmers and artisan food producers is vital

We pay our suppliers at least 50% of the retail value for any products we buy in, and when dealing with wholesalers, we check to make sure they pay fair prices to their growers.

The benefits of buying local

Local food supports local economies. Food grown in the local community supports local jobs and encourages variety in our diets. It also requires less transportation, so it's fresher and has a smaller environmental footprint.

Fresher food

Reduced food miles

Support local jobs

Respect for the food system

Fewer preservatives

Better value for money

Reduced packaging

"Love the ethos with Tolhurst and I really wanted to find local products and support local farming whilst accessing quality and seasonal products!"

— Tolhurst Organic Customer

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Meet some of our committed Tolhurst Organic crew who work hard to bring you the tastiest local food. If you would like to be part of the team, get in touch.

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