Home Farm Nacton comprises 2,500 acres of high quality agricultural land on the historic Orwell Park Estate, on the north bank of Suffolk’s Orwell estuary. The farm is a patchwork of woodland, heath, grass and arable land with about 350 acres used for organic vegetable production.
Like much of the Suffolk coastal strip, the land is extremely sandy. This light soil is easily worked and perfectly suited for production of many vegetables, including asparagus, fennel and root crops such as beetroot, swede and carrot. The farm also grows leeks, onions, celery and a wide range of brassicas, from long-standing British favourites like Brussels sprouts, traditional cauliflower and Savoy cabbage to the less well-known green and black kale, Romanesco cauliflower and cavolo nero. Another brassica crop, now well-established as a popular winter vegetable, is purple sprouting broccoli.
Headed by Andy Williams, the farm manager, and Gavin Prentice, farm foreman, the farm employs 24 full-time staff as well as additional seasonal workers. With its office in the centre of the village of Nacton, and a popular trailer selling produce locally, the farm is at the heart of the local community.
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