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Meet the Team ...

To be able to produce the finest peas for our consumers, we have to have oodles of passion! Everyone invloved in the fasinating process from Field to Frozen has dedication seldom seen in todays world.

Meet just some of he team who grow peas, have a direct link and often influence, over the entire process through to the peas being frozen.

Richard Hirst    Chairperson & Grower
Carr Farm Ormesby Area 65ha

We've been growing peas since 1956, when my father was a keen grower.

Why I love peas
It’s a fantastic spring crop that gives my land an early harvest. It’s healthy because of the Nitrogen fixing and there’s nothing better than standing in a pea field, eating the freshly grown peas.

The Partnership
Is the result of 15 months hard work for our growers, and I’m proud to be able to help the local farmers restart a longstanding tradition.

Rob Alexander    Director & Grower
Bush Green Farm Pulham Market Area 76ha

HistoryMy father started growing in 1984 - I had been taken to the cinema to see “Ghostbusters” and arrived home to find a massive viner. A very exciting day for a young lad.

Why I love peas
It’s a valuable break crop that helps to spread the workload throughout the year. On the agronomics side it’s healthy too and has a positive effect on other crops.

The Partnership
It is fantastic that a revenue stream has been reopened. At times like this it’s important to have more than one string to your bow.

Colin Wright    Director & Consultant
Halesworth Beccles

HistoryHead of Procurement with a major frozen vegetable supplier, having worked with them for 36 years. I have a 39 year history in peas, as I drove a viner during my University days.

Why I love peas I have had a whole career based on peas and you can’t help but be passionate. The production process still intrigues me - the dynamic process means decisions have to be quick.

The Partnership I am so impressed and encouraged by the professionalism, skill and passion that has been shown by both sides. Both partners have agriculture at their core and it makes for a very successful relationship.

David Scott  Director & Grower
Bedingfield HallArea 40ha

HistoryMy father was a grower and director for a smaller growing group. We’ve been growing peas for at least 40 years.

Why I love peasIn these tough economic times, all financial benefits are necessary to farmers. Also, they’re close to the market - it’s great to see where they end up.

The PartnershipWe’re so pleased to be working in partnership with a globally recognised company, and it is a true partnership - we understand the needs of each other’s businesses and therefore are able to react quickly and openly.

Ed Hadingham    Director & Grower
EG Hadingham & SonsArea 58ha

My father was the Chair of The Saints Pea Growers in the 60s, and I’ve worked my way from driving viners in the 1990s.

Why I love peasIt’s important to diversify on farmland. You can’t just have wall-to-wall Autumn crops and peas help other crops by increasing biodiversity, the environment and the soil.

The Partnership Means a lot because we can re-establish our pea-growing and look to increase our acreage over time. It’s also good to work as part of APG as you can meet like-minded growers.