with special introductory offer in Pippin Store at SbN Hotel.
Local family business, Boxford (Suffolk) Farms, has won a number of international and regional environmental awards for its sustainable energy production. An Anaerobic Digester, biomass boilers and solar panels together produce more green energy than is actually required by both the fruit growing business and its sister company, Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf, Spa & Lodges.
The AD plant at Boxford Farms uses organic bi products from fruit growing, fruit processing and maize and the fermentation process produces a biogas which is converted into heat and power for the farms and hotel. The residual “digestate” contains essential macro and micro nutrients which are immensely beneficial to soil, and has been used for several years as a rich, sustainable feed for the company’s fruit orchards and golf courses.
“Gro” has now been launched by Boxford Farms as a 100% natural, chemical-free fertiliser and soil improver which has been developed from this rich digestate, and dried into easy-to-use granules. The product has been awarded Organic-Approved status by the Soil Association and is 100% plant-based and vegan friendly.
Peter Osborne, Commercial Director of Boxford Farms said, “We are really excited about the future of Gro as we believe it is fulfilling an increasing demand for the use of natural, chemical-free products that don’t harm the planet. It is also very much a project that reflects our commitment as a business to develop sustainable products that are kind to the environment - and we have had the advantage of seeing the huge benefits of Gro first hand by using it on our own crops.”
“Gro” can be used either as a base or top dressing and ensures healthy growth for all shrubs, flowers, fruits, vegetables and lawns.
For the month of March “Gro” is being offered at an introductory price of £9.99 per 5kg bag in Pippin Store at Stoke by Nayland Hotel. Now is the perfect time to give your seedlings, shrubs and lawns a big spring boost with this fantastic 100% natural, locally-produced, nutritious fertiliser – so just call in to Pippin any day of the week and pick up a bag.