Steven Haslum runs a beautiful organic farm in Alderton near Tewkesbury Gloucestershire. The Haslum family were introduced to farming by Steven’s grandfather and continued by Steven’s father before he inherited the farm. The family have traditionally concentrated on being specialist tomato producers but also grow cucumbers, aubergine and beans.
They grow under three acres of glass and have recently installed a state of the art hot water heating system that uses straw as fuel. This should allow the growing season to be extended at a fraction of the cost previously occurred when using gas.