T.C.& N. Taylor believe in the promotion of organic food in the food sector, trying to promote the benefits of eating organically produced and locally sourced food. We actively try to support media and government led campaigns for the sector, here Nick is with TV chef Monica Galetti, the Brand Ambassador for Organic UK's 'Organic. Naturally Different' campaign.
The carrots produced by TC & N Taylor Ltd are mainly destined for The major multiples, our quality for 2012 won us the RB Organic Grower of the Year Award for the third time and in January 2010 Nick Taylor was a nominee for the Organic Grower award at the prestigious Grower Of The Year Awards.
The farm is run strictly according to organic guidelines and one of our biggest challenges once a crop is established is weed control. In part this is addressed through traditional rotational practices including overwintering sheep but additionally we still need to rely on some manual work be it brush weeders or as you see here a team hand picking the weeds from between the rows.
Last years harvest was very successful, with a change for us in the markets we sell to. For the last few years we have had a contract for seed for the wheat and peas and our Quench variety of barley has all been accepted, some for malting in the UK and the rest exported to Germany by Robin Appel Ltd. For 2013 we hope to continue with this progress and are growing nearly 500 acres of combinable crop as a mix of barley, oats, peas and beans.
Photo taken by Adam Swinnerton of early morning salad potatoe harvesting back in August 2014. The photo was entered into the farmers weekly harvest highlights.
TC & N Taylor Ltd is an organic farming business based in North Shropshire
TC & N Taylor Ltd are Chris and Nick (father and son) and an additional 7 full-time local people.
The farm covers a total of about 1500 acres of land, made up of a mixture of owned and rented farms.
Our soils are predominantly sandy loam soils which are ideal for vegetable production.
The farm is producing over 4000 tonnes of packed carrots, and 4000 tonnes of potatoes per annum. Additionally parsnips and swede are grown on the vegetable side and oats and barley make up our cereals.
We also overwinter sheep as part of our rotation systems.
T.C. & N. Taylor Ltd, Home Farm, Astley, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY4 4DD Company no 5422659 VAT no 834111073