Guernsey horticultural cooperative to fold after 120 years

The Guernsey Growers Association will be wound up at the end of the year as so few production horticulture businesses are left on the island.

Image: Alistair Young
Image: Alistair Young

Mark Langlois of aubergine and pepper grower B R Langlois & Sons, a member of the group, told HW: "There are so few growers left, and really no one was interested in keeping it going.

"Only about four growers still export, and we will each now have to fend for ourselves. It won't really affect us though as we are still getting orders from a UK supermarket."

The association was founded in 1894 and in recent years had supplied produce to the Channel Islands Co-operative Society under the Guernsey Grown label.

 


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