Evidently, Sale is where it’s at: Home to GlebelandsCity Growers who supply us with some of our organic fresh vegetables and salad leaves.
Situated on the banks of the River Mersey, Glebelands is a small growing co-operative made up of four dedicated members. They supply Unicorn with produce from their 2.7 acre market garden. Through the year you can expect to see salads, beetroot, chard, beans, courgettes, basil, coriander, parsley, spring onions and cucumbers, as well as some plants – tomatoes, herbs, etc. – to grow on at home. Glebelands also occasionally open to the public, check our board for upcoming events.
Glebelands recently secured the use of a second site in Stockport. The site, known as Woodbank, is shared with the Kindling Trust and will be certified “in conversion” to organic by September 2016. This will mean a consistent supply of locally grown salad leaves throughout the winter months.
Produce from our most local grower is always fresh and is often on the shelves within hours of being harvested. By cutting “food miles” (the distance food is transported) and using organic methods that do not rely on chemical input, local produce is better for the dinner table and the environment. Glebelands also close the recycling loop by turning any food waste from Unicorn into compost for use on site. Businesses like this provide a good lesson in recognising the real value of food.
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