Jon is a fourth generation fresh produce grower based on the outskirts of Nottingham. The 690 hectare farm produces potatoes, carrots, leeks, parsnips, cereals, spring green, tenderstem broccoli, other brassicas, rhubarb and a range of organic crops.
The Hammond family are founder members of Sherwood Produce, an eight member producer group farming 6,500 hectares across the East Midlands, supplying to major retailers as well as manufacturing and food service customers.
"The LEAF Marque was the next step. We get recognised for going that extra mile with environmental commitment. It gives us a competitive edge and puts us a step ahead."
I joined LEAF in 2000 as we were doing much of what LEAF was advocating but wanted to formalise it. The LEAF Marque was the next step. It means we get recognised for going that extra mile with our environmental commitment which helps us to secure important contracts with the major retailers. It gives us a competitive edge and puts us a step ahead.
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