Tangmere Airfield Nurseries and Eric Wall, both based in Chichester, have been launched as LEAF demonstration farms in recognition of their commitment to sustainable farming. They are the first glasshouse companies to become LEAF demonstration farms and join a group of 40 other UK farms who showcase the very best in sustainable farming practices.
Tangmere is one of Europe’s largest sweet pepper producers with more than 100 acres of glass in the UK and Spain, producing over 60 million sweet peppers every year for major UK retailers. Eric Wall is a family-run business and one of the largest tomato nurseries in the UK. LEAF chief executive Caroline Drummond said in welcoming these two new farms: “They are first class examples of how the principles of Integrated Farm Management (IMF) can be implemented under glass on a large scale and both sites will play a critical role in inspiring others in the food and farming industry as well as raise awareness among the public about how their food is grown to high standards of environmental care.”