Produce World News

New onion store extends product life and quality

An extended domestic season and better overall quality are key benefits from the recently-built Greenshoots onion store at Chatteris, according to Marc Heading, one of the members of the farmers’ cooperative which supplies Produce World with onions.

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Five times the work for organic perfection!

Growing organic vegetables takes five times the management time compared to conventional vegetables, great attention to detail, long-term planning and teamwork according to leading organic vegetable grower Nick Taylor.

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Produce World raises over £7000 for local hospice

Produce World has raised more than £7000 for Thorpe Hall, the Peterborough-based Sue Ryder hospice, which serves the East of England. Thorpe Hall was selected as the company’s charity of the year for 2015/16 and has benefitted not only from the donations from Produce World, but also from time donated by members of staff and their families to help to convert a piece of derelict land back into a Kitchen Garden.


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Veg Art is a hit with children at food and farming event

A team from Produce World made a hit with schoolchildren at the annual Kids Country Food and Farming Day at the East of England Showground. Attended by some 5,500 schoolchildren, the event brings together many retailers, growers, and food processors. At the request of the organisers, the company once again organised veg art, enabling the children to have fun while finding out more about vegetables.Food&Farming16_1_sm_sm

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Produce World Encourages Potato Growers of the Future

Nearly four hundred schoolchildren have been introduced to potato growing thanks to Produce World and the East of England Agricultural Society’s Kids Country initiative. All the children who enjoyed the Grow Your Own Potatoes planting event at the East of England Showground will return in June to see how well their potatoes have done, and take part in a weigh-in to see who has grown the most.

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Farmers need to lead the agenda on the environment

Farmers need to lead the agenda on the environment, rather than responding to pressure from others according to Produce World Director of Agriculture Andrew Burgess. Speaking at the annual NFU conference said that proactivity by farmers will provide a platform for growth and stability.

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Produce World Agronomy Manager is Top of the Crops

Produce World’s Strategic Agronomy Manager John Sedgwick has won the title of Best Agronomist 2016 at the prestigious UK Grower Awards. John joined Produce World in 2014 following the acquisition of Fenmarc’s roots business. In his first year John has re-energised the agronomy function, delivering more effective crop intelligence and developing grower engagement platforms including knowledge exchange days and colleague education sessions.

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Top green awards for Produce World

Five of Produce World’s sites have received accreditation from the national green scheme Investors in Environment (iiE), and the company has picked up two prestigious awards as a result of its excellence in this area. In order to qualify for iiE’s top Green level of accreditation, companies have to demonstrate a two per cent improvement in resource efficiency, and have plans in place for recycling, travel and reducing their carbon footprint. Produce World received the Green level for its Yaxley, Chatteris, Sutton Bridge, Isleham and Lynchwood sites.

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