Scottish grower and producer of high quality seasonal vegetables grown on the Ayrshire coastline.
"We’re pleased to let you know we’re supporting a local farmer to convert 14 aces of land to organic so that they can supply us with tonnes of fresh local produce. We’re delighted to let you know about this new partnership between Locavore and Caldwell’s Vegetables from Turnberry which will see loads of local carrots and courgettes brought from the Ayrshire farm to our shop and vegbox customers from this summer onward.
We’ve been working on this partnership over the last few months after Reuben (Locavore’s Managing Director) met Gordon Caldwell at the Nourish Conference in Edinburgh last Autumn. Gordon has grown a wide range of vegetables at Turnberry for 12 years and over the last few years has become more and more interested in putting into place agro-ecological practices on his farm to make it better for wildlife and the environment.
A large part of the market for Caldwell’s Vegetables has been restaurants and hospitality which has meant the farm was badly impacted by lockdown and the coronavirus pandemic. At the same time our demand for local organic produce has rapidly increased which made it the perfect moment for Gordon to put part of the farm into organic conversion so that he could begin to supply us."