Organic Produce

The Farm is certified with Organic Farmers And Growers (number ukF003035 )

James Foskett Farms went into organic production in 2009 after being encouraged to do so by our conventional crop customers and we could see a good market place for the type of vegetable crops we wanted to grow. Prior to that we had two years of conversion with clover crops to build up soil fertility and set about planning the crops we wanted to produce to give us a sustainable rotation. We now have four blocks of organic land at Kirton, Martlesham, Woodbridge and our own farm at Bromeswell.


Acoustic Bambino, Heidi ( red flesh), Annalise ( blue flesh) and Athlete are grown as loose skin earlies or set skin salads. These are marketed through ESP to packers suppling UK supermarkets.. A large tonnage is also bagged for Abel and Cole for their box scheme. They are all grown for lifting between June and September, ideally for immediate use. We choose varieties with great taste but also ones which are naturally resistant to pests and diseases.


We hand pick, bunch and wash the majority of the organic carrots we grow. Harvest starts at the end of May and continues until early November. The early crops are grown under crop covers, to achieve earliness and everything is sequentially planted so they don’t all mature at the same time. We grow a range of different varieties including purple carrots and rainbow bunches which look spectacular.

Butternut Squash

Squashes are grown on beds from plants raised in greenhouses and harvested in late September/early October into boxes and stored on farm while they are marketed during late October through to January. We use a biodegradable mulch on the soil which warms the soil in the spring and helps to stop weeds growing.

Green Beans

The Farm stages planting to get a 12 week harvesting programme which should take us from late June through to the end of September. The first drillings have to be covered with fleece to protect the early crop from late frosts and encourage earliness. Beans are hand picked and chilled overnight before being packed for customers in the organic packhouse.


The beetroot is marketed through G’s Growers and grown predominantly for hand bunching. We start harvesting in June and continue through until October. This is a fantastic product with lots of health benefits.

Sweet Corn

This crop is grown under fleece for the early market and is destined for our Organic Box customers. Freshly picked sweetcorn is a great product to eat during the summer especially when it’s cooked on the barbecue.


We started growing organic radishes two years ago and they have proven so popular we are expanding the area we grow. We sow a little at a time so that we always have fresh crop to harvest. We hand pick, wash and then cool overnight before they are packed of customers in the organic packhouse by Zoltan and the team. We grow a selection – standard reds with a really peppery tang, French Breakfast, purple and some startling rainbow radish.


Salsify (Sahl-seh-fee) is known as the oyster plant or oyster vegetable. These giant pencils are members of the dandelion family, a Mediterranean plant with a delicate taste, ever so slightly sweet, some say slightly reminiscent of oyster. We started to grow Salsify a year ago and its gained big popularity among our customers, so we continuing to grow in 2023)

Sweet Potato

We have a number of successful years growing organic sweet potato at James Foskett Farms. The crop was grown on light land through a mulch, which allowed the grower to get warmer soil temperatures, resulting in a good-sized potato. There are many ways to propagate sweet potatoes, but we using purchased and our own grown vine- slips- from the plant. Keeping under plastic cover for create a warmer micro climate during early stage of growing.


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Number F_E02825_2022
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Number AB31251/AG31251/GB-ORG-05