Visit Team Green Growers – 1st October 2010

Towards the end of the growing season members of the ‘Bridgwater Industrialists’ were the guests of fellow member Richard Winter, Director of Team Green Growers – strawberry horticulturists.

Despite the grey autumn weather Richard led a tour of his many acres of glass houses where we experienced ‘farming’ on a truly industrial scale. The average consumer only experiences a punnet of strawberries at the supermarket. We were able to witness how the plants are nurtured and cropped to provide a consistently high quality product, in enormous volumes, perfectly fresh and just in time. The visit was a fascinating experience of how farming has developed for everyone’s benefit.