LEAF members, across all sectors, are finding great business benefits from LEAF membership, including improved profits, reduced fertiliser costs, keeping ahead of regulations and enhanced biodiversity. Take a look at how our members are making the most of their LEAF membership and making it work for them. More case studies will be added over the coming months.
The Clarkes have been farming in Leicestershire for generations. David and Jo split away from the family farming partnership five years ago, and now run their own 70 hectare dairy farm near Market Bosworth. Most of the feed is grown on the farm and calving takes place all year round to ensure a consistent supply of milk.
They diversified into cheese making in 2005 and currently, half their milk is used to make 50 tonnes of cheese, including Sparkenhoe Red Leicester, Bosworth Field and Battlefield Blue, which is all LEAF Marque certified. Click here to view their case study online or download a printable PDF.
Jon is a fourth generation fresh produce grower based on the outskirts of Nottingham. The 690 hectare farm produces potatoes, carrots, leeks, parsnips, cereals, spring green, tenderstem broccoli, other brassicas, rhubarb and a range of organic crops.
The Hammond family are founder members of Sherwood Produce, an eight member producer group farming 6,500 hectares across the East Midlands, supplying to major retailers as well as manufacturing and food service customers. Click here to view the case study online or download a printable PDF.