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Russell Corfield

Managed under the close eye of Russell Corfield, Aylsham Growers takes pride in what they do, working closely with its members on a day to day basis to ensure that they are consistently achieving the very best standards.

With the ever increasing pressure of rising costs vs. increasing pressure on price being driven by the supermarkets, Aylsham Growers are continually having to look at the business and adapt to remain both viable and competitive within today's market by meeting these challenges head on. These challenges are welcomed by Russell, who see's these as a way to improve performance and service as well as find new ways to streamline the overall business.

Assurance

In order to remain ahead and strive to be the best at what we do, we only grow on the best land possible, which requires each individual field to be assessed, paying close attention to soil structure, previous cropping and drainage to ensure the crop gets off to the best start. Careful selection of varieties from a range of breeders (Limagrain, Syngenta, Nunhems, Elsoms, Van Waveren, 4P Seeds) is crucial as this ultimately determines the best quality, colour, flavour and texture.

From drilling through to harvest Aylsham Growers manager, Russell Corfield who is BASIS, FACTS and BETA registered keeps a close eye on how fields are performing. With the help of outside agronomists, they work together to ensure crops are performing at 100%, whilst at the same time ensuring Good Agricultural Practice is followed.

In doing so all of Aylsham Growers members are part of the Assured Produce Scheme for which they are audited annually. This is an industry recognised standard, covering all aspects of crop growing, which sets out to maintain, develop and promote Assurance standards within the fresh produce industry. The aim is to provide consumers and retailers with confidence about product quality attributes including food safety and environmental protection. In doing so it demonstrates to our customer that our growers are producing peas on farms that are managed by well-qualified, caring, highly professional growers.

What's our secret?

Having a team with a combined knowledge of over 70 years experience has been the key to our success along with Russell's youth and enthusiasm to drive the business forward over recent years. Thanks to the continued support of our members we continue to invest in our machinery and are now running one of the most modern fleets of viners in the country, using less diesel thanks to the new improved engines and therefore lowering our carbon emissions.

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