Where can I buy your produce?
At the moment we are not selling vegetables, but we may be some time in the future depending on the outcome of our planning appeal.
Is your produce certified organic?
No. We've considered organic certification but decided against it for the reasons set out on our Box Scheme page. We are, however, members of the Wholesome Food Association, and have pledged to grow our food according to WFA principles, which are similar to organic ones. In brief, we do not use synthetic fertilisers or pesticides in our farming, and our farming practices generally meet and in many cases exceed organic standards. You’ll find more information about our methods on the About page. Alternatively, feel free to contact us.
How can I get involved?
If you’d like to help our project, there are various ways to get involved. One is to buy our produce! By doing so, you’re directly supporting responsible farming and local sustainability (find out more here about all things ecological and sustainable in Frome). You’re also promoting sustainability by keeping your money circulating in the local economy. But if you’re interested in getting your hands dirty by working in the field, feel free to contact us to discuss volunteering possibilities.
Permaculture is a way of designing our surroundings by learning from nature about efficient and sustainable ways of using energy, materials and other resources so as to minimise the stress that nature and humanity place upon each other. There are many examples of permaculture design on our holding, but perhaps the most important one is Vallis Veg itself, in its aim to produce wholesome food as close as possible to where it will be eaten. You can find out more about permaculture, including permaculture training opportunities, from the Permaculture Association or by reading Permaculture Magazine. You might be interested in Chris’s articles about our Vallis Vale site in Permaculture Magazine Nos. 50 & 51 (you can find out more about Chris's writing here).
Chris Smaje and Cordelia Rowlatt