Tunstead & Sco-Ruston have historically been home to farming communities. Nowadays farming is a highly mechanised business with producers exporting produce not just locally but nationally and internationally too to support the needs and demands of supermarket chains and their customers. This is carried on against the slowly resurging wish for people to see their ‘food miles’ reduced so it will be interesting to see what the future holds for local farming and other agricultural businesses.

As can be seen from the introductory paragraph, farming is vital to our community; providing jobs, income and opportunities. The farming business contribute directly to the wellbeing of the area too, by offering to support the social aspects of life.

If you own or manage an agricultural business in the area we would be pleased to include a short article on your business.

Place UK

To start this initiative off here is an entry for Place UK. The summary is below, with more detail on the link. Further information can be had using the direct link to that business.

The main farm in the area, based on number of people employed and size, is Place UK. Place UK are leading grower of high quality soft fruits for all the UK’s major supermarkets, including M&S, Tesco, Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and the Co-Op and concentrate primarily on growing strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and rhubarb. The main article can be found here. Go to page»»

R J Hall

No entry, yet.

Sco-Ruston Farms

Growing of cereals (except rice), leguminous crops and oil seeds.

H J Bird

No entry, yet.

Reviewed 27/1/17