SOIL & CROP ROTATION
The soil type is sandy loam, and water is predominately sourced from boreholes. As G’s Growers we grow spring-sown onions. The onions are stored on the farm and are all supplied to the Co-operative during the winter as part of a programmed supply. Other crops include cereals, sugar beet and dried peas.
Tim Young: Farm Director
J S Young is a member of the Environmental Stewardship Scheme and have planted areas of woodland, hedges, beetle banks, pollen and nectar mix and grass field margins to provide food and nesting sites for various species.
A wide variety of wildlife is resident on the farm and we work with the RSPB to encourage nesting stone curlews.
The historical and archaeological interest on the farm is very high. Much of the southern end of the farm lies within the Romano-British Settlement of “Camboritum”(43BC-410AD) which is probably the most important Roman settlement on the ‘Fen Edge’.
The farm is fully audited to ACCS, Assured Produce Scheme, Nurture, Leaf Marque and Field to Fork.