Why get a Plowright Organic veg box if you live in Wiveliscombe?
Plowright Organic runs one of the only farm grown and packed, organic veg box schemes in Somerset. This means that your vegetables will only have to make one short journey – from our farm at Over Stowey to your home. The vegetables are harvested and packed here at the farm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, ready for Thursday deliveries to Wiveliscombe. The number of boxes that we deliver means that we now average only one food mile per customer, so not only will you be getting some of the freshest veg available to buy, but also some of the most sustainable.
We choose to sell direct to customers through our veg box scheme, small farm shop and stall at Minehead farmers’ market. This direct link with the end customer means that we can be viable while growing a wide range of crops and enhancing diversity on the farm. Without this link we would have to specialise and look for economies of scale on fewer vegetable lines.
Our goal has always been to develop a sustainable organic system that provides good quality seasonal vegetables to local people in Somerset, and in so doing, helps to remake the connection between land and people. Organic farming promotes healthy soils for healthy crops and healthy people.