James Foskett runs a family Farming Business based in Bromeswell near Woodbridge in East Suffolk where it has been growing crops in the Deben Valley for over 60 years.
Soil types are mainly sands or sandy loams which enable them to produce high value vegetable crops with the help of irrigation which is extremely important in such a dry part of the country. The close proximity of the coast and the North Sea make sure spring frosts and high summer temperatures are not as severe in this area as further inland giving them a unique chance to grow early crops of good quality..
James Foskett takes his environmental responsibilities very seriously and it is his policy to continually improve our growing systems and standards to meet our environmental and social responsibilities. Their farms have a commitment to wildlife and landscape conservation and enhancement. Nothing will be done that deliberately harms the environment and thought will be taken during all farming operations.
“The essence of the business is to produce a product of the right quality at the right time to suit the customer”
James Foskett Farms went into organic production in 2009 after being encouraged to do so by their conventional crop customers and they could see a good market place for the type of vegetable crops that wanted to grow. Prior to that they had two years of conversion with clover crops to build up soil fertility and set about planning the crops they wanted to produce to give them a sustainable rotation. They now have three blocks of organic land at Kirton ,Martlesham and now our own farm at Bromeswell which was all converted by Spring 2018 together giving them about 500 acres to grow on.