Vitacress shortlisted for national salad grower award.

St Mary Bourne based grower Vitacress, has been shortlisted for the Salad Grower of the Year award in the 2019 Horticulture Week Business Awards.

The annual awards, which are the biggest celebration of the UK horticulture industry, recognise the outstanding achievements of businesses operating in production, garden retail, landscape contracting, arboriculture and more - and ensure those achievements are recognised by the industry’s customers, clients and stakeholders.  

Vitacress Salads have been recognised for the way they rose to the challenges of extreme weather – first with the heavy snow in February last year, and then with the problems caused by the hottest weather on record.

The extreme conditions led Vitacress to shift their work patterns to ensure the safety of its farmers in the heat, as well as adapting its irrigation practices, with more night time irrigation to prevent crop scorching and keep on track for growing lead times. Vitacress’ farmers were quick to adjust soil management practices and modify planned varietal use to maintain crop establishment and growth, while minimising bolting. With the commitment and cooperation of our employees, we were able to schedule our workers’ shift patterns to enable Vitacress to meet the increased consumer demand for leafy salads during the summer.

Mike Sheldon, Managing Director of Vitacress Salads, said: “We’re delighted to have been shortlisted for this award. From our farms all the way through to our factory, the team demonstrated an outstanding work ethic that allowed us to not only maintain our normal supply to our customers throughout a challenging year, but also meet extra demand at short notice. I’m proud that our pioneering, customer-focussed team have been recognised for their exceptional work.” 

The winner of the awards will be announced at a dinner at the London Marriott, Grosvenor Square, on Thursday 27 June.

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