Woodlands Farm, LincolnshireThis is a large family owned farm, located in Kirton, South Lincolnshire.
The farm is situated in the fenland region close to the Wash, with fertile silt soils. The farm consists of level fields that were said to have been reclaimed from the sea by the monks of Crowland abbey 900 years ago. The area is renowned for vegetable growing especially of brassicas. The farm had grown more vegetables in the past but had simplified in the 1990s into a largely cereal and roots farm with a small amount of vegetable and daffodil production.
|Farm size:||1580ha (3904ac)|
|Area converting:||712ha (1759ac)|
|Farm type:||arable and vegetables|
|Altitude:||7 m (20’)|
|Rainfall:||450 mm (18")|
|Prior land use:||Wheat, potatoes, sugar beet, peas, cabbage, oil-seed rape, daffodils, set-aside|
|Organic crops planned:||brassicas/potatoes/carrots/onions|
|Rotation:||Brassicas or potatoes => onions/leeks => carrots => g/c ley => brassica/potatoes => 2 years g/c ley|
|Fertility policy:||Based on grass/clover leys and brought in farmyard manure|
|Irrigation:||Available, but not to all fields|
|Organic market:||Packers but developing own box scheme.|