There has been a lot of coverage in the trade press recently about the rise in sales of organic fresh produce – and looking at our order book, we at Rush would concur.
One of the most enjoyable aspects of working in this sector is meeting our farmers, as they are all so passionate about the crops they grow. They all have an admirable commitment to growing sustainable food that works in harmony with nature and encourages bio-diversity. All of our growers are continually audited to ensure that they meet the exacting standards set by The Soil Association.
The most popular organics we deal in are: potatoes, onions, sweet potatoes and butternut squash, though our organic range is ever expanding.
Our organic potatoes are grown in the United Kingdom, Egypt, Israel, Italy and Holland, meaning that we can supply our customers with a consistent supply throughout the year. Our potatoes are currently being shipped to Europe, Eastern Europe in particular, mainly to supermarkets and packers.
If you are an organic potato farmer looking for a profitable home for your crop, or a present or potential customer in need of a reliable supply, please contact James Bulford today.
These are mainly grown in Egypt, Italy, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Germany and Austria. In turn our onions find their way to packers and supermarkets in The Netherlands, Germany and Eastern Europe.
Please contact Nat Bacon if you are either an organic onion farmer or someone looking for a consistent supply of organic onions, delivered at the right price and at the right time.
Sweet potatoes and butternut squash
Our sweet potatoes come mainly from USA, Spain and Portugal, and then onto packers mainly in Europe. Whilst our butternut squash is grown in Portugal, Spain and Italy and is exported to retail customers in Holland and the United Kingdom.
Sam Crocker looks after both organic products; so if you are looking for a 365-day a year supply, please contact him. He is also interested in hearing from growers who can meet the Group’s stringent requirements.