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 yearthe 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