Itís a very exciting time for us on veg. Long-time Unicorn customers will be familiar with Glebelands City Growers in Sale. We have had a very special relationship with this local market garden, right back to its inception in 2001 by one of Unicornís founder members. Receiving deliveries 3 times per week means weíre able to maximise the freshness of key lines such as salad leaves. With Glebelands taking our compostable waste in the other direction, it makes for a great loop!
Last year, with the Glebelands team 4-strong, they took on some new land with polytunnels. The new site at Woodbank Park in Stockport is rented from Stockport Council and shared with another of our suppliers, Kindling Trustís FarmStart project. Although they have been growing there since last summer, this week marks the first time weíve been able to sell produce from the site, as it has been undergoing its organic conversion process.
We have been incredibly happy to contribute to the project financially, and are loving the addition of tomatoes, spinach and French beans from the new site. Longer term, the extra space will improve our access to local veg, perhaps most notably helping to provide us with a more regular supply of winter salad leaves!
Last Modified - 9th September 2016