Edcombe is a community farm in the village of Rodney Stoke, situated between Wells and Cheddar. The farm has been certified organic by the Soil Association for eleven years and Judy Pearce has been growing vegetables there that entire time! Judy grows a wide variety of organic vegetables on two and a half acres of red clay soil at the foot of the Mendips over looking the Somerset levels
Most of the veg is for a share scheme where local people come to the farm once a week and collect the veg which has just been harvested. They have some other outlets including farmers markets, local pubs and, of course, online at Somerset Local Food.
“We wanted to have a closer relationship with our customers so we started the share scheme to provide a reliable market for the vegetables. It is satisfying to provide a weekly supply of vegetables to local people whose faces we recognise.”