Select Committee on Agriculture Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence


Memorandum submitted by Mrs P Evans (F40)

  I refer to a recent publication in my local newspaper and wish to submit evidence of my own experience of growth in the organic sector.

  During the past few years I have been, on a hobby basis, growing cherry tomatoes and green peppers. I have found a great demand for this produce in the locality and this has culminated in me buying a two and a half acre field which I am hoping to develop as a horticultural enterprise.

  I am now in my second year of conversion and will be fully organic next year—the field having received very little external inputs prior to my purchase. I am experiencing a great demand and interest from shops in the locality and I am planning my rotations accordingly. I am also a member of a local producer group and we are presently gearing-up for the Aberystwyth "Farmers Market" which had its very successful first launch a month ago.

  Please contact me if I can be of further assistance.

12 June 2000

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