Hammond to showcase new commercial veg and herbs in month-long trial

Nottinghamshire grower Hammond Produce has developed a six-hectare speciality market garden containing over 50 unusual varieties of herbs, salads and root vegetables, which it will open to the trade and public during August and September.

Jon Hammond - image: Hammond Produce
Jon Hammond - image: Hammond Produce

By cultivating these unusual varieties, some of which are not currently available commercially in the UK, Hammond Produce hopes its innovative agricultural practice will demonstrate what British farming is capable of in the 21st century.

Guests will be able to see crops being harvested then expertly prepared in ways which demonstrate their culinary potential, which they can then sample.

Jon Hammond, fourth-generation farmer and director of Hammond Produce, said: "This unique market garden helps cement our position as innovative and cutting-edge farmers and food producers.

"We recognise that consumers are increasingly demanding more unusual and speciality varieties of fresh produce and are changing how we work and the types of crop we're growing to match this trend."

Hammond Produce farms more than 1,400 hectares in partnership across Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire, supplying retailers, food manufacturers and public and private sector food services, business, and turns over £15 million per year.


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