SUMMARY ABOUT US
We are a family run business which has operated within the produce industry for over twenty-five years. In this time we have gained a great deal of experience and grown a wide variety of crops such as Aubergines, Chillies, Cucumbers, Lettuce, Ocra, Peppers, Strawberries and Tomatoes.
Tonnes of Tomatoes
Yearly Tomato Production
Bumble Bees Pollinate Our Crops
Tonnes Carbon Captured
Carbon Absorbed By Plants
Our nursery is operated at a high standard using the most advanced Bio-divers systems of production. This includes resistant varieties to both pests and diseases. We incorporate Biological controls where predator and parasitic insects battle damaging organisms, without the need for the use of pesticides against specific problems. Pheromones are also used to capture insect pests to tell us what is in the crop before a problem emerges. Most crops are also grown on hydroponic mat systems that leave the fruit clear of contaminating soil and delivers good quality products for our customers and consumers. The company works closely with European seed houses to trial new varieties, and where possible, to offer either a different product for the market place or an improvement to a current product. This also allows us to test new pest and disease-resistant product for our customers. Our aim is to lead the way in the production of new crops and understand the latest developments in Pest and Disease control so that we can deliver products with minimal pesticide use.
Here at Yorkshire Grown Produce, we are conscious that the customer expects a high quality product throughout the season. Strict technical policies and specifications are adhered to, covering aspects such as geographical location, choice of seed, fertilisers, pesticides, use of irrigation systems and environmentally friendly agricultural practices. We operate within the NFU protocol and use the HACCP system to ensure microbiological, chemical and physical safety for all products produced. Our strong horticultural programme is geared towards keeping our growing team advised of advances in technology, techniques and market demands. This practice has earned us a reputation for consistent crop excellence. Our traceability systems ensure that all produce grown and sold can be traced through to the finished product dispatched to the customer.
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Ethical • Sedex Registered & ETI Base Code Compliance on all sites
Environment • IPM reduces the need for pesticide applications & the potential for detrimental effects on the environment • Monitoring of carbon emissions
Pesticides • Legal and customer requirement compliance across supply chain • Residue minimisation through Integrated Pest Management (IPM) • Full Pesticide Analysis Programme conducted at unannounced stages throughout the season by Senior Management using risk assessments.
SEASON - 2020
To supply high quality produce to our customers throughout the UK growing season. Specialise in premium products such as speciality tomatoes whilst expanding our UK offer. To be recognised as a market leader of UK grown produce through supply, availability and quality.
Percentage of On the Vine Crops Grown Within Our Glasshouse
Percentage of Off the Vine Crops Grown Within Our Glasshouse
As a result of our hard work and dedication, Yorkshire Grown Produce Ltd operates to the following food standards:
- Assured Food Standards – Red Tractor
- LEAF Certified
- Field to Fork Scheme
- Nurture Scheme Certified
Yorkshire Grown Produce Ltd is committed to providing our UK based customers with the freshest, locally grown and harvested produce at the highest of standards. Our produce is not only fresh, it tastes great too and by buying home-grown produce you support the local economy and also reduce the amount of energy needed to transport your food. Our business has become a local center for a wide variety of produce.
Baby Plum On The Vine56%
Cherry On The Vine2%
FRESH LOCAL PRODUCE
This year we are venturing into a new market which will offer local businesses and homes from a few select villages within the Yorkshire region the opportunity to buy freshly harvested produce direct with very competitive prices . Why not explore some of our custom made package deals?
Within the height of the season we employ up to seventy-five members of staff, keeping on a core level of key individuals throughout the year as we enter into our close down period. During this time our nursery is tasked with carrying out all necessary works in preparation for the up coming season.A variety of seasonal and full time positions are available from time to time throughout each year, positions which tend in high demand;
Crop Workers, Harvesters, Line Workers, Machine Operators, Team Leaders, Engineers, Forklift / Vehicle Operators and Quality Controllers.
Between the months of March to October we aim to take on up to 50 seasonal employees that will aid us in crop work, harvesting and line work. At times where production may be at it's peak we require additional support where the Company may utilise agencies to facilitate the needs of the business. Where this occurs, we actively check that the agencies we use are fully licensed with the Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA).