Kelsey Farms is a specialist soft fruit producer. We grow raspberries and strawberries. Although we farm in an intensive manner we take great pride in the planting of trees and hedges, undertaken annually. These plantings help provide extra habitat for wildlife and make the farm a more pleasant place to work in.
Our raspberries are grown in pots containing coir (processed coconut husk). Strawberries are grown in grow bags also containing coir which are raised up on wire structures known as table tops. Table tops reduce the amount of bending for pickers and makes harvesting easier. In addition, all our growing media is collected and reused as a soil conditioner. The pots and tunnel poly are also recycled.
We also capture rain water from some of our tunnel structures which is used to supplement our irrigation requirements. This means we have reduced the amount of water abstracted from our aquifer.
Farming in a sensitive manner is important to us and for that reason we are members of LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming) www.leafuk.org