Our founder Alfred Pearce came from a farming family and started growing vegetables for processing in the 1960's. This production remains within the company today with annual crops of circa 350 acres of Carrot, Parsnip, Onion and Rhubarb being produced.
Bedfordshire Growers is a farmer owned Co-operative, formed in 1963. They retain a strong ethos of supporting local growers and supplying crops grown to the very highest technical and environmental standards. As well as onions, other crops grown are leafy salads, potatoes and brassicas. Their site extends over 98 acres, including adjacent farmland, and comprises of 3 packhouses fitted with modern crop grading and packing equipment, cold stores with distribution bays, and long term controlled atmosphere stores.
Suffolk Produce Ltd
Suffolk Produce Ltd is a business owned by a group of 11 family farms, working in co-operation to supply the UK fresh produce market with vegetables. It operates on a 30,000 acre, irrigated sand and land base on the Suffolk coast and specialises in onions, carrots, parsnips and swede. The soil type and location allows it to major on early production and reliable supply, particularly in wet conditions.
The farms are blessed with outstanding environmental features, including an ancient pollarded oak forest, vast areas of natural heathland and numerous estuaries along the Suffolk Heritage Coast.