Give peas a chance! A farmer’s experience of growing organic pulses

After many years of growing organic feed peas I became increasingly unhappy with the market’s lack of appreciation for the effort that was going into the crop. Research of the pulses available for human consumption led me to Hodmedod’s, and contacting them completely changed the direction of the enterprise. Being market led is for me, one of the key principles of organic farming, and working directly with such a dynamic and principled retail company has been really positive for us. Quality requirements are obviously much higher, and growing a range of different peas has meant we’ve had to change the way we work and look for ways to make sure we produce the best quality peas we can.


Theme: crop diversity
Published: 27th January 2016
Author: Mark Lea