Our values... Organic
We are first and foremost an organic business.
The international definition of organic is ‘an agricultural production system that sustains the health of soils, ecosystems and people. It relies on ecological processes, biodiversity and cycles adapted to local conditions, rather than the use of inputs with adverse effects. Organic agriculture combines tradition, innovation and science to benefit the shared environment and promote fair relationships and a good quality of life for all involved’. (www.ifoam.bio).
In short, it’s a system the focusses on working in harmony with nature, concentrating on leaving things out of the soil rather than putting things in. It has the highest animal welfare standards and is robustly controlled and audited. See www.soilassociation.org for details, research, inspiration and how to get involved.
In the UK the main certification body is the Soil Association, in Europe, it’s part of the EU Commission (leaf logo) and in the USA, it’s USDA-Organic (there are other certification bodies, but these are the ones you’ll most often see on products).
Read more about our commitment to organic at the links below: