Flourish Produce was founded 5 years ago by Calixta and her two work horses Bill and Ben who ploughed the first field together using old horse drawn machinery. The farm is nestled between the villages of Hildersham and Linton in South Cambridgeshire and backs onto the river Granta.
We supply London restaurants because we love to cultivate unusual and delicious things. The fields are home to the most wonderful vegetables, fruit, herbs, salads and cut flowers. Many of our crops are rare varieties from across the world which are especially appreciated by chefs for their unique flavours and appearances.
Whilst Bill and Ben are now enjoying retirement in the meadows next door, the farm has grown to include heritage grains and poly tunnels for more tender crops. We farm ecologically, prioritising soil health and biodiversity. All of our crops work together to make our farm an abundant, healthy place for wildlife and humans alike. Whilst we are currently "in conversion" to official certification, we have always grown to Organic and Biodynamic standards.
The Flourish Farm Shop began as a seedling of an idea one frosty November morning when Calixta was planting tulip bulbs in a polytunnel, day dreaming of future possibilities.
Passersby would often pop in to the farm to ask where they could buy our produce. Whilst we love working with London's finest culinary talent, we have always had a strong desire to make our harvest available to those who lived in the surrounding villages and our local community.
And so, the Flourish Farm Shop was born! The whole Flourish team have made this a possibility, but Alice, Sally and Lisa deserve a special mention. They temporarily took off their farming hats to tirelessly plot and plan to make this all a reality. Olena and Justine have now joined us and it will be their warm smiles that greet you when you come and visit us.