Barfoots hits "milestone" with new green beans crop

Barfoots of Botley has described supply of a new green bean crop from Senegal as a "key milestone" in the company's three-year development plan in the west African country.

Green beans - image:Barfoots
Green beans - image:Barfoots

Business unit director James Meers said: "This year, sales of the products have topped over 30 tonnes per week and continues to grow significantly."

The Sussex-based company transports produce by sea, which it says enhances quality and is also more carbon-friendly.

It relies on its farm operation in Senegal to ensure continuity in the supply of exotic vegetables during winter, including sweetcorn, butternut squash, asparagus, sweet potato, chillies and legumes.

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